[CQ-Contest] Recruiting Women into Contesting
kg5u at hal-pc.org
Tue Aug 3 23:20:23 EDT 2004
> I actually inquired around with some folks I know at the League,
> and as far
> as I can tell, the ARRL has never had any statistics on the
> male/female ratio
> of either ARRL members or Amateur Radio service operators at large.* I've
> always had a feeling that way more than 2% of ham radio operators
> are female,
> but I might be wrong.
I live in a middle-class area of Houston. I went to QRZ.com and did a name
search using only my zip code (77089) in the search feild.
I got 108 hits. Who knew there were so many hams in this zip code!!??
Anyway, I came up with 18 names which are definitely or may be female. The
questionable ones are Winfred, Robin, Nondia, Billie, Marisol, Leslie,
Sheron, and Jenise.
Just out of curiosity, I tried your own zip (78759) and came up with 179
hits of which 18 names are definitely or may be female.
YMMV for other parts of the country.
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