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How were you started?
« on: February 18, 2008, 04:34:54 PM »
Hello all! I\'m Calvin, a 13 year old ham of MN. How were you started off in Ham radio. I know that most kids have parents that get them involved but in my case it was my grandpa.

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 04:49:04 PM »
Hi Calvin,

I\'m 49 and have only been a ham for going on 11 years now. I dabbled in CB off and on (mostly off) since I was about your age, prior to that I was strictly and SWL and enjoyed building crystal sets. I always wished that I had my ticket, but I thought you had to be a rocket scientist to get one, so I never bothered. Then, along came the internet and after discovering pretty much anybody could get their license and it wasn\'t that hard (after checking out the stuff on ARRL), I went ahead and went for it.

I wish my dad or granddad had been into amateur radio and the only guy in one of the towns that I grew up in that was a ham was the mean old guy that ran kids out of his yard, so, I never got brave enough to ask him what his tower and antennas were for.

Well, that\'s my story, abbreviated, and there is a bit more on my qrz.com bio. I hope more young hams show up to use the site here, Buddy has a nice one here for us to use. M3h, I\'m not a young ham anymore..... not on the outside anyway, just on the inside, and besides, "I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night." :blues:
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Tom ~ WV6Z

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 04:52:59 PM »
It sure is an advantage having a family member be a ham. My grandpa helped me get started, even equipment wise! I probably wouldn\'t have a very good signal on the air right now if it wasn\'t for him.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 04:53:40 PM »
FWIW Clavin, you know you could make this YOUR area ya know.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 05:30:10 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 01:48:23 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 10:57:00 AM »
I also started in  Minnesota.  at least the interest.
a couple of us  in Sherburn  high school  formed a  radio club.
no one got licensed but we played with radios and electricity  a bit.

I went on to get  2nd  phone by the time i was  21.  joined the army.  
got  conditional  there.  went on to  advanced 25 years later.
I have  GROL since \'85
I worked backwards from commercial  to an amateur license.