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Author Topic: Youngest ham?  (Read 107341 times)
KC9MAV
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2007, 02:33:03 PM »

I am the youngest ham in my area 12 years of age. note male.
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KD4GDT
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2009, 01:22:01 PM »

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.  
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KC7OVN
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2009, 12:42:44 PM »

Congratulations to both of your daughters!

I have 2 daughters that are hams as well
Abigail, KE7QVB - age 9
Annalisa, KE7VJO - age 6
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K9IG
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2009, 03:04:17 AM »

There have been many instances of 5 year olds getting their ticket over the years.  I believe that the FIRST of the young hams was WB9VPG - here is a link :

http://home.comcast.net/~neilrapp/bio.htm

He is still active today but back in 1976, he was the first of the young folks on the radio.

My daughter, KB9THU, received her Novice at the ripe age of 8.  She's a General now - and 19 Smiley

Interesting topic.

Greg
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W3WN
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2009, 10:49:54 AM »

One of the youngest hams in the area was AA3JS -- licensed at 9, and had her Extra by 11.

Both of her parents and her sister are also licensed.

We lost touch with Sam when she went off to CMU and her dad became less active in the club for various reasons.  Last I heard, though, she was about to graduate and go on to medical school...
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KT7DAD
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2009, 11:59:52 AM »

I just got my tech, and I am studying for General, my 9 year old daughter is studying for her tech.
However, she think it is to many OLD men on the radio.
Would be nice to organize some kind of a "youth group".

That would also secure recruiting and protect the bands for the future....
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KC7LFB
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2009, 12:32:55 PM »

...back in February. He would have gotten it while still age 6 but the holidays got in the way [grin]. He's taking the General next month (September) and I'm encouraging him to try for his Extra before his 8th birthday. That would make him a 7YO Amateur Extra, one of the youngest I've heard of.
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W5FYI
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2009, 04:53:24 PM »

QST for November 1963 listed KN3ZIM, Maurice Baker, as "barely six" when he was licenses. He learned the code at four!

There could be younger hams since '63. The ARRL should know who the youngest US ham is, and who the youngest was when licensed.
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W3FUN
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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2009, 05:23:58 PM »

Kati Stensrud (KF7EGV) is 9
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AC7SP
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2010, 05:48:52 AM »

Mattie Clauson, AE7MC, was licensed when she was 5, upgraded to General at 6 and upgraded again to Extra at 7 years old. She is still active in amateur radio having worked Satellites, Lighthouses, The ISS (Contact with Cdr. MacArthur), remote islands and even contacted a battleship. She enjoys amateur radio a great deal and works with the local AREA group, although not a member due to age. Additionally, she enjoys maritime mobile work from her sailboat.
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KB9MDQ
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2010, 09:26:19 PM »

my son just got his tech ticket at AGE 9. we are going to study for our general together.

Some on this site claim it is because it is a dumbed down test. I disagree. My daughter is in 6th grade and is covering Geometry, Algebra, and calculus in math class. They claim they can learn faster at this age. Foreign language, etc.

My son said they are teaching Morse code in 4th grade.

On a side note, this ticket is opening my sons eyes to all kinds of career possibilities. He is excited about satellites, working overseas contacts, APRS, ......
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KE5OKT
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2010, 11:35:56 AM »

Funny this thread shold spring back to life.  My 2nd son passed his tech Friday, at 7.  I'm not planning on working with the 4 yr old until he stops eating the wallpaper.
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N2EY
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« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2010, 11:35:56 AM »

Great to read about young hams!

Congratulations and well-done to all.

Some history:

Jane Bieberman, W3OVV (SK) earned the Class B license back in 1948 at the age of 9. Made the cover of QST back then.

73 de Jim, N2EY




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KJ4TEE
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2010, 11:14:18 AM »

Ham radio is more fun I am the youngest in my area hehe at 15 KJ4TEE 73
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K2CLH
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2011, 09:18:44 AM »

Hello from K2CLH! I am currently nine years old and I was seven when I passed my General. I passed my Technichian at age six. Don't know if this helps, but good luck finding the youngest! Hope to get you on HF!

73 and good DX!
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