THE HAM'S TEN COMMANDMENTS

Drafted by Bob Tayler, ZS6CO (Silent Key)
Adapted by Johann van Rooyen, ZS6L
Reference Radio ZS, Dec 64, page 64

 

  1. Thou shalt have no other hobby but radio.
  2. Thou shalt not transmit unto others, signals that thou canst not read thyself.
  3. Thou shalt love, honour and obey the Radio Inspector, that thy days as a ham may be lenghthened.
  4. Thou shalt not covet they neighbour's beam, nor his final, nor his DX, nor his YL, nor anything that is his.
  5. Thou shalt not screw down thy gear, lest thy neighbour take offence at thine installation, rather should thou keep a keen eye on him.
  6. Thou shalt not, when emergency comes upon thee, hold back thy assistance.
  7. Thou shalt not jam they fellow ham's signal, lest he should jam thine.
  8. Thou shalt take offence at thy harmonics, and descend lustily upon them, ere they crawl down thy neighbour's antenna.
  9. Thou shalt keep ever the Bible at thine elbow, whence shall thy knowledge of radio improve.
  10. Difficult as it may be, thou shalt ever consider a CW operator a human being, dealing with him by tact and diplomacy.