The Army MARS Code

An Army MARS member is:

- CONSIDERATE....never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the gratification of others who voluntarily devote their precious time and talents to the MARS program.

- LOYAL....offers loyalty, encouragement and support to all members as a team effort through which MARS is represented in a positive manner to those we support and the general public.

- PROGRESSIVE....with knowledge of new technology, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.

- FRIENDLY....slow and patient, participating whenever possible; friendly advice and counsel to new members; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the MARS spirit.

- BALANCED....radio communication is an additional activity, never interfering with the duties owed to family, job, or community.

- PATRIOTIC....station and talent always available to serve the community, state and country.


NOTE: Provided by Chief Army MARS (Mr. Bob Sutton) on 17 October 1997. It is based on the original 'Amateur's Code' written by Mr. Paul M. Segal, W9EEA in 1928.