Something that i found while surfing the net:
Danny, 8, takes to the airwaves after passing exam
Youngster will now be able to send messages to fellow hams across the world
A CAITHNESS schoolboy has made waves after qualifying to hold an amateur radio licence at the tender age of eight.
Danny Morrison, from West Murkle, near Thurso, passed the foundation-level exam to entitle him to send messages to fellow hams throughout the world.
His success in becoming one of the youngest in the UK to have a licence has delighted his father, Denny Morrison, an experienced amateur radio operator, and the voluntary north of Scotland manager for the Radio Society of Great Britain.
Danny’s interest began in April 2006 when his father was among the hams who made contact with US astronaut Bill McArthur as he orbited the Earth in the International Space Station.
The youngster’s interest grew to the stage that he was ready to sit the formal RSGB entrance exam.
As well as getting help from his dad, the youngster was tutored by Jim Moar, from Castletown, and sat the exam at Wick on Thursday last week, and passed with flying colours. He now has his own logbook for his calls. Apart from being one of his main hobbies, he is hoping it will help him fulfil his ambition to become a sea captain.
His achievement encouraged his mum, Rona, to join the club and study for the exam.
A RSGB spokesman said yesterday: “Danny is one of the youngest to sit and pass the foundation exam that I’ve heard of.”
About 100 a year from Britain sit the foundation course each year.
- so, how about encouraging our youngsters to join the ham world?
extracted from "The Press and Journal" http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/912763?UserKey=
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