Woohoo! No more time out for me! I’m a dad. I get it. I’m blessed my daughter is following in my footsteps. She’s made friends around the world thanks to amateur radio. She knew she would have upgrade to get HF. She actually took the General exam last Saturday morning and missed by one question. She’s retesting a couple of weeks. She was crushed. I had to explain that she is not the first person to screw up and that she’s only 11. I used it as a life lesson. You have to know how to win and fail with grace and humility. She will get that General ticket next time and has grown as a person through failure. Amateur radio is an amazing thing for ANY age to get involved with. I just wish the ARRL would stop pushing EMCOMM and work on constructive ways to either get Techs to upgrade or to get a different demographic into amateur radio.