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Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society

Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society, a community of radio enthusiasts dedicated to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and learning in amateur radio. To ensure a harmonious and respectful environment for all members, we have established the following code of conduct. By participating in our society’s activities, you agree to uphold these principles:

1. Mutual Respect: Treat all members of the Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society with respect, kindness, and consideration. Engage in discussions and interactions in a courteous and inclusive manner.

2. Embrace Diversity: We celebrate the rich tapestry of backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints that our members bring. We welcome individuals from all walks of life, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, or abilities.

3. Safety Precedence: Prioritize safety in all aspects of our society’s activities. Adhere to safety guidelines and regulations when operating radio equipment, participating in events, and engaging in fieldwork.

4. Thoughtful Communication: Conduct on-air and off-air communications in a manner that is ethical, respectful, and aligned with the principles of amateur radio. Refrain from transmitting offensive, discriminatory, or inappropriate content.

5. No Threatening Behaviour: Threatening behaviour, including harassment, intimidation, or personal attacks, will not be tolerated within our society. Treat every member with kindness and consideration, refraining from engaging in any actions that could cause harm or discomfort.

6. Confidentiality and Privacy: Respect the privacy of fellow society members and individuals. Avoid sharing personal contact details or private information without explicit consent.

7. Cultivate Learning: Foster a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing. Assist fellow members in their learning journey by offering guidance, expertise, and support.

8. Conflict Resolution: Approach conflicts with patience and diplomacy. Address differences of opinion through constructive dialogue and seek resolution through open communication, refraining from any form of hostility.

9. Stewardship of Resources: Handle society property and resources responsibly. If you borrow equipment, ensure it’s returned in the same condition or better. Avoid misusing society resources for personal gain.

10. Compliance and Regulations: Adhere to all laws, regulations, and licensing requirements governing amateur radio in the UK. Stay informed about any updates or changes that impact your activities.

11. Positive Representation: When representing the Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society, online or offline, embody our values and ethos. Act as an ambassador for amateur radio and for our society’s mission.

12. Respect Local Guidelines: During field activities or events, adhere to local rules and guidelines, including those concerning site access, safety, and environmental stewardship.

13. Commitment to Growth: Offer constructive feedback on society activities, processes, and events to contribute to continuous improvement. Your input is essential for shaping the society’s direction.

14. Addressing Violations: Violations of this code of conduct may result in appropriate disciplinary actions, such as verbal warnings, temporary suspension, or expulsion from the Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society, based on the nature and frequency of the misconduct.

By adhering to this code of conduct, we nurture a welcoming and vibrant community of amateur radio enthusiasts within the Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society. Thank you for your role in maintaining a positive and enriching environment for all members.