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Author Topic: Professional Women reject Ham Radio. As they should  (Read 14382 times)
MDNITERDER
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2012, 01:12:54 PM »

It's funny, I hear several women on the ham radio bands on my way home from work on my scanner.  They sounded fairly intelligent to me. I would guess they tend to stray away from men who think in neanderthal ways. I know when a woman would key up on the cb half the town would key up and the trash they would begin to talk, So maybe thats one reason women stray or are selective in using ham radio.
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K1CJS
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2012, 06:15:56 PM »

And, we have at least one professional woman who regularly posts on eHAM, if I'm not mistaken.

As well as other very knowledgeable ones!
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2012, 06:52:43 PM »

I've been privileged to know lots of smart, knowledgeable YL/XYL hams who are active on the air.

I used to date one in college, her name was Inez, WB2URD.  She was an EE student along with me, although a year ahead of me.  She no longer has that callsign so I lost track of her, but she was very active on CW...and also really cute.

Dr. Kate Hutton K6HTN works for Cal Tech (Ph.D.) in their seismic laboratory and is an active ham who works a lot of CW.  I've visited "Dr. Kate" at her home in Pasadena. 

I know Carrie, W6TAI, who went from "nothing to Extra" in a couple of months and is active as hell.  She has a Masters Degree and works in city planning in Orange County.  I know her from Wayne, N6NB (her "boyfriend") and she's a really good ham who does all sorts of nutty things for the hobby, including taking 500-mile solo "roves" for VHF-UHF-microwave contesting, where she has to juggle ten bands and make hundreds of contacts quickly without any assistance.

I know lots and lots and lots of YL-XYL hams who are active in the hobby and got into it not to please anyone else, but because they wanted to.
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2012, 11:17:08 PM »

Michael,
Why the angry diatribe?  Have you, personally, had some unpleasant experience in ham radio?  Also, I find it amusing that you, yourself, are dead center in the demographic that you point to as "unworthy" of these professional's association.
Well, to reply directly to your assertion, I offer the observation that most working women have a much more clearly defined separation between their employment life and their personal life than do most men.  Rarely have I found a professional woman who leaves her job to go home and engage in the same activities as a hobby.  For example, if she is married with a family, when she comes home, her time is spent with her family, NOT with an extension of her day job.  Almost universally, I see this as a much more healthy way of life which, clearly, results in a much more well rounded individual ( NOT speaking "physically" here, guys! ).  Put another way, women seem to have a much broader range of interests and seem to manage their time much more effectively over that range.  Perhaps this ability evolved from a woman's need to juggle a wide range of tasks over the course of a typical day in times past. 
Are women focused and interested in their job topics.  Again, in my observation, eminently so!; and this may well partially result from the "breaks" they take when they go home to do other things.
So, Michael, I don't know what "set off" this little diatribe but, in my opinion, your conclusions are almost completely superfluous and incorrect.  As I see it, the fact that a person is not particularly interested in a given subject is far more dependent on the individual's experiences than it is on their gender.
Tom
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2012, 11:49:24 AM »

My wife has her ticket but she finds many hams in general are downright creepy based on some of her interactions with them. We had one ham removed from the club I belong to as he would wait for me to step away and he would harrass her by saying many "off" things sexual in nature and even grabbed her once. There are many others she sees out at the hamfests that just give her a creepy vibe.. most probably associated with not showering, etc. She's pretty much turned off to the hobby unfortunately. If she goes for her general she may try out digital modes.
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2012, 12:54:15 PM »

My wife has her ticket but she finds many hams in general are downright creepy based on some of her interactions with them. We had one ham removed from the club I belong to as he would wait for me to step away and he would harrass her by saying many "off" things sexual in nature and even grabbed her once. There are many others she sees out at the hamfests that just give her a creepy vibe.. most probably associated with not showering, etc. She's pretty much turned off to the hobby unfortunately. If she goes for her general she may try out digital modes.

I tend to give people a "creepy vibe". Maybe they're picking up on my autism and related disorders, maybe it's because I go a while without showering (hygiene is a common problem with autistics, many of us can't stand the feel of water on our skin), maybe it's my voice. But, I'm harmless and on meds, and I don't denigrate women. I agree that if a woman has those types of experiences, she will be turned off. I'm reluctant to join a club, because it seems to me like a bunch of really old guys sitting around doing nothing. I'm 37, and I don't think I'd relate well to men old enough to be my father or worse.
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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2012, 01:47:55 PM »

My wife has her ticket but she finds many hams in general are downright creepy based on some of her interactions with them. We had one ham removed from the club I belong to as he would wait for me to step away and he would harrass her by saying many "off" things sexual in nature and even grabbed her once. There are many others she sees out at the hamfests that just give her a creepy vibe.. most probably associated with not showering, etc. She's pretty much turned off to the hobby unfortunately. If she goes for her general she may try out digital modes.

I tend to give people a "creepy vibe". Maybe they're picking up on my autism and related disorders, maybe it's because I go a while without showering (hygiene is a common problem with autistics, many of us can't stand the feel of water on our skin), maybe it's my voice. But, I'm harmless and on meds, and I don't denigrate women. I agree that if a woman has those types of experiences, she will be turned off. I'm reluctant to join a club, because it seems to me like a bunch of really old guys sitting around doing nothing. I'm 37, and I don't think I'd relate well to men old enough to be my father or worse.


Byan,

If you ever get out to the Bay Area, come and visit the PAARA, FARS, and SBARA clubs. We have our collection of OM but there are also plenty of younger guys (30s and 40s) that you can relate to. Also since many of us are engineers, computer hackers, maker faire types, as well as hams, being on the spectrum is not a minus as being yourself is part of the fun of going to the meetings and club events.

Ray KJ6AMF
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KS2G
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2012, 04:18:37 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2012, 02:02:09 PM »

Ha ha ha ha ha...the problem with WA4D is that a women has not looked at him in the last 40 years and he is blaming hams radio for this shortcomings. I visited his QRZ profile and he looks like a professional masterbaiter on Viagra Grin  Grin  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2012, 03:04:09 PM »

If this is the "truth", then could we not also say that.......

Intelligent children have no desire to be Amateurs......

Rich people have no desire to be Amatuers.........

Poor people have no desire to be a Amatuers.........

Stupid women have no desire to be a Amatuers........

Fill in the next one.......

Just because a person in their limited kingdom doesn't hear any intelligent professional women, does that mean that there aren't any or MANY.

I monitor 14.230 MHz often, just like I did 30 years ago. I never hear SSTV any more, I guess that no one in the world uses SSTV anymore ......

OR Maybe it is because I have a crappy antenna and need to install a better one like I had 30 years ago.

Steve
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2012, 08:47:34 PM »

I work with and have worked for many professional women 

I don't know what they have you do, either as a team partner or working for them, but you should consider a different job.
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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2012, 04:18:05 AM »

And, we have at least one professional woman who regularly posts on eHAM, if I'm not mistaken.

I think you're referring to AA4HD, Trish Hayes who posts here frequently.
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« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2012, 04:38:43 PM »

Ah...another engaging troll post by WA4D the "Dawg."  Roll Eyes  I see Mike's Modus Operandi hasn't changed a bit, still trolling the world. Whether on the old 146.625 repeater in Arlington, Va, on HF, or the Internet.  Still the same OLD song and dance.  Funny, how some people never grow up.
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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2012, 08:59:12 PM »

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Ah...another engaging troll post by WA4D the "Dawg."  Roll Eyes  I see Mike's Modus Operandi hasn't changed a bit, still trolling the world. Whether on the old 146.625 repeater in Arlington, Va, on HF, or the Internet.  Still the same OLD song and dance.  Funny, how some people never grow up
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 Some years ago at the Dayton Hamvention, some fellow(not WA4D), for reasons only known to himself, wore a name tag with this guy's name and callsign. Bad things happened to him.
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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2012, 02:33:39 PM »

And, we have at least one professional woman who regularly posts on eHAM, if I'm not mistaken.

You are not mistaken. I can think of two women who post here, and both of them know far more about the technical aspects of radio than most male hams.

My wife is a ham and runs a small business. I guess I better tell her that she should start rejecting ham radio.  Grin
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