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study confirms QRMers are bad people


W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member
Jun 21, 2008
Study Confirms QRMers Are Bad People | Ham Hijinks

NEWINGSTEAD, Vt. — Results of a worldwide study have confirmed what many ham radio operators have suspected all along: people who purposefully interfere with other transmissions are psychopaths.
The study, conducted over the course of one week by the National Radio Retransmission Legion (NRRL), was released yesterday. “It became immediately clear what kind of people we were dealing with. One week was all we needed to determine that people who QRM are just terrible, nasty trolls,” said Bruno Harlingturn, NRRL Deputy of Scientific Studies.
The research sought to determine exactly why people engage in malicious interference. QRMers were identified by NRRL interns, who used “inexpensive direction finding equipment” to pinpoint the location of the interference. Many were found on 14.313 MHz in the United States. The interns then sent written surveys to those identified as the source of the interference.
When asked why they QRM, respondents said, in part:
- “I’m actually making it more fun for the hams, by making it more challenging to hear the rare DX through my whistling.”
- “The longer I press on my J38 key, the more pleasure I receive.”
- “I enjoy the audio characteristics of belching, particularly when 20 meters goes long late in the day.”
- “The more beautiful the SSB signal is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt.”
Researchers say these answers point to narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy) and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others).
“Let’s not mince words here. These fools are certifiable nutcases,” said Harlingturn. He said the study was so successful, the NRRL plans to replicate the methodology on a future study. “I think we can soon determine why so many hams use phonetics on two meter repeaters,” Harlingturn said.
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Dec 30, 2013
Let's not forget old "uncle fester" on 38LSB - AKA Frank Rossio KK6FR. had his ticket revoked once, got it back, got a call sign, and then changed his call back using a vanity to his old one. Toilet humor all the way. Puts CB radio operators down, but is a piss poor ham and an over grown child.
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Feb 18, 2012
Brisbane Australia
So,we needed a study to come to this conclusion! Talk about overstating things. reminds me of the" May contain nuts" warning on peanut butter. I guess somebody got paid for this brilliant research.
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Active Member
Nov 23, 2013
Someone funded a study on this ? i thought it was plain as day that these people were sad specimen of man kind. I thought it was a given.

BJ radionut

Supporting Member and 6m addict
May 9, 2008
35 miles East of Indianapolis
You'll find no other reference to that organization (NRRL) on any other website or document.
Satire....better known as the Numnuts(Newington) Radio Relay League....
Come on people!
All the Best

I prefer to call them:
The Elitist Fathers of Newington


W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member
Jun 21, 2008
So,we needed a study to come to this conclusion!....

follow the link to the site,.......

Bruno Harlingturn,...
National Radio Retransmission Legion (NRRL),...

the entire thing is "tongue in cheek":D

Heck, they even have the story about Obama passing the General element and not being happy with the assigned call

Study Confirms QRMers Are Bad People | Ham Hijinks

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