I spent some time yesterday listening to Field Day on the 3 bands that I can monitor.Â And much to my amazement, I heard two things for the very first time on the ham bands.
The first, sit down you’re not going to believe this.Â I heard a woman ham.Â That’s right I could easily tell by her voice that she was feminine.Â Â All joking aside she sounded like she knew what she was doing and I was impressed.Â Unfortunately I wasn’t able to contact her, but I enjoyed hearing the oppositeÂ sex on the air.
The second, and this really did surprise me, I heard I guess a “Ham”, using the F word on the air.
Not once, Not Twice, but Three times.
Apparently from what I heard,Â and I came in on the middle of the conversation, he was angry at what someone else had said and I guess rules or no rules weren’t going to hold him back.Â I listened for at least another 7, 8 minutes and never heard any one’s calls.Â That is to me something that happens much too often on the bands, couple of hams talking back and forth and no matter how long they are on the air, you never hear their call signs.
I also listened as a ham in Wisconsin quickly piled up contacts, and although I triedÂ numerous times, I never got his attention.Â I did hear stations in Calif, New Mexico , and Colorado make contact, but not me.Â Oh Well, I will just keep on fishing.
Don’t flood me with emails, I know that women play a big part in ham radio but it was really the very first time I have heard one on the air.
Back in my days using CW, it’s a little hard to tell, but I don’t remember going back over the logs from then, ever having worked a woman Ham on the air.
Don’t go there guys.