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Author Topic: Youngest ham?  (Read 107155 times)
WM4RB
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« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2013, 06:43:22 AM »

Congrats to all the young hams! My daughter Emily, WE4MB was 8 yrs. old when she passed the Tech. exam, 9 yrs old she passed the 5 words a minute CW exam. At 10 yrs. old she passed the General and Amateur Extra at the same test session.  She will be 18 in a few days and will be starting college this fall.
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K7BPA
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« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2013, 08:58:42 PM »

My son Eric, KF7TQU, passed his Tech within days of turning 17.  He would have had it at 16 but failed the first 2 attempts.

My daughter Leyla, just passed her Tech today on her first attempt, and she's 8 years old.

She's definitely enjoying the praise she's receiving right now and it's quite the confidence booster.

Eric is now 18 y/o and he is "enjoying" his 2nd week of of USMC boot camp on his way to become a Marine grunt.  He gets enough praise so having his little sister rub it in a bit won't kill him.
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« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2013, 05:35:36 AM »

My daughter Jennifer passed the Tech license in 1984 with 5 WPM morse code at age 7..  She was (and still is) KC4FSX.

Dick  AD4U 
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« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2013, 04:08:12 PM »

http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/3850641-peterborough-girl-may-be-youngest-amateur-radio-operator-in-canada/
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« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2013, 06:05:00 PM »

If my 65 year old memory serves me right the youngest ham ever was a kid named Neil Rapp who became a novice with 5WPM code at 5 years of age.  This was in the 1970's.  QST ran a story on him with a copy of the sheet where he copied Morse Code at 5WPM.  At 5 years of age the little guy could hardly write his name, but he copied the code.  

Dick  AD4U

PS:  I just updated my post.  After I posted this I googled Neil Rapp to see what showed up.  He is still a HAM and is currently a chemistry teacher.  His picture is under the first google "hit" that came up.
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« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2014, 09:14:48 AM »

My grandson was 11 when he got his Tech license and a month later, upgraded to General, all at age 11. He is 12 now and is working on his extra class now. His call is KG7ESK
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« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2014, 09:16:21 AM »

Just an update on my daughter Megan, KI4WXJ.  On January 11, 2009 she passed her upgrade to Amateur Extra at the young age of 8.  Her goal was to pass her upgrade before she turned nine and she did. She passed her Technician at 6 in July 2007, General in January 2008.  While she's not the youngest, she's one of the youngest.  

Congrats, what an achievement for an 8 yr old. I wish I would of started with my grandson earlier, but he just recently showed interest in radio.
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« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2014, 02:24:32 PM »

I was licensed as an Extra at age 11. Hope that helps your search.

73,
DE KC1AHI
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KC1AHI
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« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2014, 05:51:56 PM »

I think that makes me the youngest Extra in my area.
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W4SV
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« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2014, 08:07:21 PM »

Our VE Team had two 4-yr olds, one boy and one girl, who became licensed. We were amazed, but they were extremely intelligent children and even filled out the 605 Forms themselves. This was back in Morse Code days too. There was an article on ARRLweb, but the direct link to that was lost after ARRL redesigned their website. Luckily, you can still see it on The Wayback Machine:

http://web.archive.org/web/20090108081534/http://www2.arrl.org/arrlletter/98/980320/#youngest

Unfortunately, both have let their licenses expire, although some of their family remains licensed.

73,
Stan W4SV
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