[CQ-Contest] Recruiting women into contesting
andrew.faber at gte.net
Mon Jul 26 19:31:55 EDT 2004
For ideas, you might contact Emily Thiel, P43E, who has become quite
active on Aruba in the past few years. She is building up a nice station
and really enjoys contesting (as well as running the P4 bureau). She's
already a very good phone op and is working on improving her cw. I can give
you her email if you like.
73, Andy, AE6Y, P40Y
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Merrill" <barry at mxg.com>
To: "'Kenneth E. Harker'" <kenharker at kenharker.com>; "'CQ Contest'"
<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 3:56 PM
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Recruiting women into contesting
> Competition is generally a male attribute.
> I convinced Judy, KA5PQD, to work a few stations with her
> (Novice forever) call during Field Day on 10 SSB on
> Saturday evening.
> She was not interested in CQing, and had never tuned
> in an SSB station, but (unaided) found 10 stations
> in her first hour (including a KP4 with an X in his
> suffix using Xylophone for his phonetic!).
> She also experimented with her own choice of phonetics,
> initially using Kappa Alpha Five Papa Quebec Delta, but
> soon reverted to Kilo Alpha when she realized that few
> hams knew their greek alphabet.
> After supper, she came back for 20 more Qs in her second hour; she
> was very satisfied that she had learned how to tune and work stations
> on SSB, but she had no interest in making any more Qs on Sunday.
> Barry, W5GN
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