"In October, 1916, Electrical Experimenter magazine featured a young woman wireless operator on its cover in full color. The magazine declared Miss Kathleen Parkin of San Rafael, California to be an "Expert Radio Operator at Firfteen Years of Age." She held a First Grade Commercial license and the amateur callsign 6SO. She made all of her own insturments, including her ¼ kilowatt spark transmitter." - Quoted from Volume 24, 2011 AWA review.
If you are interested in radio history, you should check out the Antique Wireless Association.
Women have always had a place in technology, even though it has often gone unrecognized.
Clara Reger, W2RUF, active in NYS CW net years ago, is still honored by a code proficiency certificate offered at the Rochester Hamfest. She was one of my mentors back in 1960.
Kay Craigie, N3KN is currently ARRL president.
So gender is becoming less a determination in who participates in ham radio. Welcome to the 21st century, and enjoy.
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