Types of People to Avoid on Ham Radio

Obtaining an amateur radio license and connecting with other people via ham radio can provide you with a personal sense of satisfaction, as well as hours of enjoyment. Although ham radio has largely been overtaken in popularity by online chat rooms, forums and social media outlets, there are still a fair number of dedicated hammers across the globe. However, as is the case with any type of social forum, ham radio has its share of bad eggs. Avoiding the following types of individuals during your forays in amateur radio will save you a tremendous amount of hassle and make your ham radio experience all the more pleasurable.


You’d be hard-pressed to find an experienced ham operator who’s fond of yellers. As the title suggests, these individuals tend to have personal volume-control issues and prefer shouting to speaking in an acceptable tone of voice. To make matters worse, yellers also …