Germany´s youngest YL radio amateur

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by DL4QB, Feb 16, 2020.

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  1. DL4QB

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    It all started with his father (DL4QB) rediscovering CW for himself as a longtime radio amateur.
    Both kids found this is a cool "secret language" and wanted to participate.

    Via a training call sign our kids Sophie (11) and Simon (14) could already participate in the worldwide amateur radio via SSB. A interesting moment was of course the so-called KIDs Day, where connections with other children all over the world are carried out.
    Thereby numerous contacts all over the world were established via shortwave.

    It was visibly fun!

    Both decided to work on their ham radio license.

    In Feb 2020 the time had come. Simon (14) already managed his upgrade to the highest license class (DL3QB) and Sophie (11, DO4QB) as the youngest radio amateur in Germany to the novice license (status of today). We got this confirmend by the federal agency.

    In the meantime both are enthusiastic about it and have already participated in competitions.
    On the one hand on a worldwide youth day (DH0YOTA) and on the other hand on contacts via the new satellite ES'Hail QO100 at a distance of 36 000 km.
    The satellite's range extends from Brazil to the whole of Africa and Europe, from Russia to India.

    Another real highlight was then two stations from Namibia (V55QO, V51JP) as well as of course from Germany and almost all over Europe. The other part of the World will come, if condx on shortwave going up!

    At this point I would like to make an appeal to create incentives to inspire young people for science and technology.
    Even if there is no "license" at the end, the kids have learned a lot in this time (technology, physics, communication) and will keep it for their lives. Approach children and young people actively!

    DL3QB (formerly DO8SV) via DH0YOTA on QO100


    DO4QB on air


    73 DL4QB
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  2. KG4BFR

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    73 de KG4BFR
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  3. KI6PMD

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    Great work WOW ! it is a lot harder to get licensed in Germany than over here in the USA ! hope to work both of you on the bands 73 Phil KI6PMD..
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  4. WD0BCT

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    I heard a rumor that in Germany the Amateur Radio License test included showing proficiency in tuning a 6 cylinder boxer engine. ;) Which reminds me of a joke about the difference between heaven and hell. :D

    In heaven the Germans are the mechanics and the British are the Police. The joke expands upon stereotypes of numerous nationalities.
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  5. KA8VNG

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    You should be proud of yourself. FB .... ..
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  6. VE3GZB

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    Can you cite a reference about this? I was under the impression that the behaviour of Hertzian waves and Maxwell's equations were universal.
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  7. WD0BCT

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    Oh they are universal, however, one has never had to show proficiency in Maxwell's equations here in the States. At least not beyond one or two multiple guess questions. I don'y know if other countries do either but quite a few people claim our testing to be less difficult. It would be interesting to see a comparison of AR tests around the world.
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  8. VE3GZB

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    I agree. Given the universal nature of radio waves and the electronics which underpin their harnessing, it struck me as odd that there would be any possible artificial (geopolitical) differences for examinations.
  9. WN1MB

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    Wrong picture on news announcement: Simon instead of Sophie
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  10. DD4DA

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    The german test is more detailed in the novice class. You need to learn much more compared by the "us novice class". If you compare the "us extra class" with german CEPT-Class 1, the required skill level is similar to pass the test. The us amateur radio service has a national resource state and supported by the governement. In germany, ar is just an expensive old school hobby without any governement support. If the governement could do, they would reject all lics and sell the frequency ranges to the industrie.

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