Good Behaviour

The Orca DX and Contest Club strives to promote the highest standards in amateur radio operation. To that end, the club endorses the DX Code of Conduct, established by an internationally respected group of DXers and DX organizations.

We want the world to hold VE7 operators in high regard. We are proud of our members, and are confident that they share an abiding respect for one another and for fellow operators around the world. The DX Code of Conduct offers a useful reminder of how we can all make the bands more congenial, effective and fun.

The DX Code of Conduct

Every time we act with consideration and courtesy on the air, we make the bands a better place. International agreement to this DX Code of Conduct will contribute to raising DX operating standards and make it a more enjoyable activity for all concerned.

I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling. I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly. I will not trust the cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling. I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot. I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call. I will always send my full call sign. I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously. I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine. I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine. I will not transmit when the DX station calls other geographic areas than mine. When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly. I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact. I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.
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