A couple of days ago, a guy in the West Coast has called me calling CQ. Surprisingly, he has started a QSO with me without confirming my coming back to him like this JA1NUT JA1NUT DE K6*** K6*** GM UR 599 599 and so forth. Feeling disgusted at this ill mannered operation, I have lost interests to start a QSO with him and have turned off the gear.
I have sometimes met guys operating in this manner. They have been from the developing countries in Asia but never from the US where ham radio was born and grown up. The former ones seemed to be due to their lack in experience on the air. They should have started operation after some experience as SWL. They could learn the manner even on the air. But for what reason should I reckon this West Coast guy is operating in this way?
A syndrome has come up to my mind. It is Asperger syndrome, which is pretty common in the polulation. The textbook of Pediatrics tells it is as frequent as 3/1000. The Wikipedia explaions this illness as follows;
Asperger syndrome, also known as Asperger's syndrome or Asperger disorder, is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development.
It is characterized with the lack of ability in social interaction.
The one way QSO operators or monologists are pretty common on the air, aren't they? In my own experience, aging often makes us tend to be this way. It is not exactly the medical problem of Asperger syndrome but only a sign of senility. Monologue won't make our QSOs pleasant as well as fruitful at all. What makes our days should be real dialogues.