home > dx code

DX Code of Conduct

From the original author of the DX Code of Conduct, Randy Johnson, W6SJ: "As a reference for myself, and for all those engaged in amateur radio, here is a copy of the DX code of conduct. You are encouraged to copy it wherever you like. To make things clearer, I numbered each rule of conduct and highlighted the most important parts."

  1. I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
  2. I will only call, if I can copy the DX station properly.
  3. I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.
  4. 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.
  5. I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
  6. I will always send my full call sign.
  7. I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
  8. I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
  9. I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
  10. I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
  11. When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
  12. I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
  13. I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.