Hey Rich-- do you suppose the Zitto sisters are still your age? ;>)
73, Rusty, na5tr
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard DiDonna NN3W" <NN3W@prodigy.net>
To: "Kenneth E. Harker" <email@example.com>; "CQ Contest"
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Women in contesting
>I can remember three female hams/contesters that stick
> in my mind.
> Two were sisters - Zitto sisters? They lived in Utah,
> and were my age when I used to talk to them back in
> the early 90s.
> The other was a DX station on Maui - totally sirenic
> voice. "Calling CQ from the island of Maauuuuiiii,"
> she used to say.
> Rich NN3W
> --- Original Message ---
> From: "Kenneth E. Harker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: CQ Contest <email@example.com>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Women in contesting
>> An article I wrote last August has finally been
> published on the
>> Although there is significant regional
> variation, one out of every
>>seven hams in the U.S. is female.
>> Based on my own personal observations during
> domestic phone contests
>>and other contests with a very large number of
> domestic contacts like the
>>Sweepstakes, NAQP, the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, and the
> IARU, only about
>>one in every fifty to sixty contesters in the U.S. is
>> If we could just improve the male/female ratio
> in contesting to match
>>that of ham radio at large, how many more QSOs could
> that be? Today, in a
>>2,000 QSO Sweepstakes log, you are probably making
> fewer than 40 QSOs with
>>female hams. If you worked the same number of male
> hams, but the number
>>of female operators worked went from 2% to 15% of the
> total, you would
>>be making over 2,300 total QSOs.
>> Wouldn't 300 more QSOs be fun?
>>Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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