We can thank our lucky stars, K1ASS made another appearance recently. This time he appeared on 20 meters and proceeded to block out VE2JCW for about 15 minutes. You can read about his previous exploits in an earlier entry I made here. It seems that the identity of K1ASS "might" be gleaned from the DX spotting information, although one should note that it certainly could be someone masquerading as that person.
On the other hand, it might be safe to assume that there is some sort of link given the actions of some people and past history. Considering that this spot appeared and then K1ASS began his tirade on the air, then perhaps there's more than meets the eye. Not that the comment isn't enough.
It seems unbelievable that as many hams as there are in the US that there's a very small handful of clowns who constantly create such a ruckus. Since then, I've heard him (K1ASS) on twice, but both stays were either brief or maybe I only caught the "tailend" of his antics (bad pun). If it all boiled down to a couple of youngsters pulling a poorly conceived prank then it might be easier to understand. But since it's probably adults, it's hard to look the other way.
I wonder, what causes someone to get this far out of whack? Surely something awful must have happened in this guy's past to have caused him to act out so childishly. But if there's one thing that I've learned, there's no reasoning with people like this. Confrontation is pointless and simply fuels their fires. These guys are pros at what they do and whenever I've heard someone try and call them to task on the air, they eat them alive. They live for those moments.
Still, it's easy to understand how some people can lose their cool, despite their best efforts to let it go. If you listen too long you get drawn up into it, I guess. Clearly the best recommendation is to avoid it, tune away. But sometimes it's impossible because the station you really want to work is the one they're harassing and blocking.
Do you think we'd recognize these guys as "odd" if we were to see them out in public? Or would they just fit in with everyone else and they just turn into lunatics when they're on the air? I know this, I'd hate to have one as a neighbor.