To lend radio and communication assistance to federal, state, and municipal agencies in times of emergency, including but not limited to times of impending storms and severe weather, and to assist in disaster relief operations and other community functions; to lend radio and communication assistance to nonprofit civic groups; to stimulate adherence to a code of ethics both written and understood; to encourage compliance with existing Federal Communication Commission rules; to promote and further the science of amateur radio; and to foster efficiency in the operation of amateur radio through public education.