Playing Well With Others – It’s part of the Radio Amateur’s Creed, but is it Part of Your Personal Creed?
Our hobby is about communications – more exactly “cooperative communications.” If we are a Contestor, a DXer, an Awards Chaser we’re looking to make each radio contact a cooperative one so we get our return reports, confirmations and are logged. We may be looking to cooperate towards exchanging online, LoTW or QSL Card confirmations of our cooperative contact.
If we are a rag chewer we look to achieve that cooperation get a two-way dialogue going, sustained and perhaps even end up with an agreement to schedule another contact.
Any which way, when we key up a radio we’re looking to share a communication event with at least one other ham.