[CQ-Contest] Women in contesting

KA2GWM@aol.com KA2GWM at aol.com
Thu Mar 17 11:54:53 EST 2005

I can't speak for other YL contesters, but work on cleaning up the bands and 
you'll get more YLs on. There are still disrespectul and insulting comments 
from hams who don't like contesters and really seem to HATE YL contesters 
(mostly on 80m but there's a scattering on 40 and 20 as well).  Last SSB contest I 
got some "good 'ole boys" who said some really disgusting things as I was 
calling CQ. I finally moved off and went to another band but what I really wanted 
to do was power up the amp and turn the beam in their direction...   
73,  Diane K2DO 

In a message dated 3/17/2005 10:28:49 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
dx35 at hilding.com writes:

> If contest sponsors offered some prize awards like gift certificates to 
> Nordstrom, Bed-Bath &Beyond, etc., ... or even one "Extreme Makeover" 
> package, I think we might see the percentage of female participants 
> skyrocket :-)
> 73...
> Rick, K6VVA

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