I see quite a few youth posting here, and I as I am mere months away from being a "Hall of Fame" member of the World Wide Young Contesters ( WWYC - Hall of Fame is for those who have reached 30). I joined fairly late in the game, the club started in 1999, I joined in 2004 as member number 617. There are 909 members globally but if you look on the list there aren't many "youth" left. The purpose of the group is to encourage youth to participate in amateur radio contests. I know I have posted about the group here before but I wanted to invite those who are interested in amateur radio contesting to check it out at www.wwyc.net. It would be great for the new generation to take the reigns from old now OM's and continue growing the group. So, are there any contesters here? Share your stories about what contests you have participated in. I used to play around in the contests in high school with nothing more than a 4BTV and an IC-718. It doesn't take much and operating from a less than stellar station is a great way to build skills.