Code of Conduct

The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to identify standards of behavior by which all members of NARA must abide. Members who violate the Code of Conduct may have their membership revoked or suspended.


  • Members will carry out their activities to the best of their abilities.
  • Members will seek to develop and maintain skills necessary to the performance of an amateur radio operator.
  • Members will not publicly criticize fellow members, NARA, or other organizations involved in amateur radio. Members will not use insulting, harassing, or otherwise offensive language while serving as a member of NARA.
  • Members will conduct themselves in a manner that positively supports NARA’s policies and guidelines.

Personal Conduct

  • Members are expected to work as part of a team, with personal and team safety always at the forefront.
  • Members will treat others, including other members, guests, and individuals of other organizations, with respect and dignity.
  • Members will not engage in violence, harassment, abusive behavior, or discrimination members will carry out activities in an honest and professional manner.
  • Members shall act in a professional, positive and polite manner when dealing with the public and during club events.

Conflict of Interest

  • Members will avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest.
  • Members will declare involvement in any form of self-employment or private business which competes with programs or services supported by NARA which could be considered a conflict of interest.
  • Members who find themselves in a conflict of interest will self-declare to the executive of NARA.


  • Members will not use NARA facilities, supplies or equipment without permission.
  • Members will appropriately care for any materials entrusted to them and return all borrowed equipment and supplies.
  • Members will observe all laws.
  • Members will dress appropriately during meetings or other club activities.
  • Members will not participate in NARA activities while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Members will conduct meetings and club activities in accordance with NARA policies; when there is no written NARA standard, the standard of care shall be that of the related industry.