One Mo’ Time !

Fox Hunter’s Code of Conduct
I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
I will only call if I can copy the Fox station properly (so that I will know for certain that he is calling me and no one else).
I will not interfere with the Fox station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the Fox frequency or in the QSX slot.
I will double check to make sure I am operating split, if necessary.
I will use full break-in if at all possible.
I will wait for the Fox 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 Fox station calls another call sign, not mine.
I will not transmit when the Fox station queries a call sign not like mine.
When the Fox station calls me, I will send only the required exchange of RST – S/P/C – Name – Power out
I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
I will resort to attempting duplicate contacts only if I am very certain that I was not heard the first time.
I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!
Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “One Mo’ Time !”

  • Mark AI4HO:

    All too often it is quite the opposite, doesn’t matter weather you’re operating QRP or QRO, still have a way too any ops trying to get that “rare” DX by hook or by crook. For me, the worst are the tuner uppers, I am on a 40 meter net most week day mornings and am the net control station Wednesday mornings. All to often we have to try an run a net over these people who are either to lazy to listen, or just don’t care.

    Yes, most of us who are net control stations have to run some power as we have check ins from as far west as Tx. California on a rare day. up and down the East coast, and as far nor as New Brunswick. So I know we can be heard, someone can hear someone on our net. It is pure laziness or poor operating skills or both. Sorry for the rant, these people really get under my skin. These rules can well be applied for most any ham radio on air activities…well said Larry…well said.

    73 de Mark

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