The 11 Meter Radio operator

The 11 Meter Radio operator is …

  • CONSIDERATE… He never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
  • LOYAL… He offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other 11 meter radio operators and radio clubs.
  • PROGRESSIVE… He keeps his station up to date. It is well-built and efficient. His operating practice is above reproach.
  • FRIENDLY… He operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the 11 meter radio spirit.
  • BALANCED… Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
  • PATRIOTIC… His station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

The DX-Guideline

  • Listen before you call a station or activation.
  • If you cannot hear the station or activation in a pile up-situation, do not call.
  • A valid QSO is a two way radio contact between 2 radio stations, exchanging radio reports/progressive numbers both ways on air.
  • The most activations are using split frequencies, do not call on “TX-frequency” (unless you know for sure, that simplex is used).
  • Never shout: “What is the activation?”, “What is the split-frequency?” etc. on an activations
  • TX-frequency.
  • Never write QRZ/callsign on envelope when sending QSL.
  • Confirm always QSL, when you receive a QSL-card. When you receive a QSL-card, and sender is not in your log, you always return your card for collection only (for instance with thetext: “Not in log”).
  • Use an adult, mature and gentleman-like language