how many -30 hams

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  1. PE2YSB

    PE2YSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was wondering, how many young hams do you know, and what is young.

    I'm 21, i think i'm young, i still live with my parents and go to school.
    I know a few young hams but they aren't active.
    i know 4 ham's between 20 and 26 years old...

    all are PI4TUE members.

    do you know many?
     
  2. VA7AAX

    VA7AAX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know 3 young hams i.e. below 20. Young can be 0-30!
     
  3. DJ1YFK

    DJ1YFK Guest

    Depends on your definition of "know".

    I had QSOs with at least 200 different members of the WWYC, which are below 30, but there are many more young hams, especially from eastern Europe in my logs.

    In person I have met (at hamfests, contest/DX-meetings, at contest QTHs, HST...) around 100 of the WWYC crowd, and a few dozen more non-contesters below 30.

    In my own radio club at Dresden University, we've got about 10 members below 30, half of them are active.
     
  4. PE2YSB

    PE2YSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is there a club at Dresden University!
    Cool, do you know if there are more University clubs in Western Europe?
     
  5. DJ1YFK

    DJ1YFK Guest

    Yes, DL0TUD aka DM7A.

    General website: http://dl0tud.tu-dresden.de/
    Contest group: http://dl0tud.tu-dresden.de/dm7a/

    Some calls like DL0TD (Darmstadt), DL0TUM (Munich), DK0TU (Berlin), LA1K, G6UW/M4A come to my mind. There are probably a lot more, but those are the most active ones, I guess.
     
  6. KC4YLV

    KC4YLV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I only know one kid who's younger than me (i'm 28) and he likes to use the W5YM station up on top of the hill, at the University. But other than him, I am probably the youngest practicing ham in the county by ten years.

    The hobby is graying, too quickly for me to be comfortable with it. The percentage of kids for whom the magic of RF 'clicks' and they fall in love with radio like me is low, very low. Too much Adderall, not enough abstract thinking.
     
  7. W8GTF

    W8GTF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I guess I'm the old man. I turned 31 in November. My girlfriend is 26, does that count for anything?
     
  8. k0dxc

    k0dxc Guest

    I am a 13 year old contester, I placed I think 7th in the naqp CW contest(not the one this February) but the last one on only a part time effort
     
  9. PE2YSB

    PE2YSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe we could organise a university clubs meeting this summer [​IMG]
     
  10. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's hard to find a ham under 60 around here.
     
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