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