10 year-old Faith Hannah, AE4FH, talks about amateur radio contesting, ARRL Field Day, and the CQ World Wide DX Phone Contest. She worked countries that she can’t even find on a map!
Ham radio is fun for all ages and is a great hobby for families to enjoy together.
Hello fellow hams and not hams, my name is Faith Hannah and that’s Faith and Hannah put together (my first name has two names in it).
I took my Tech test on February 7, 2015 and my callsign came up in the data base as KM4IBV, and on February 28, 2015, I upgraded to General. About a week later, my vanity call arived as WA4BBC. I’m not sure how I came up with it, but it just plopped into my head the day before I took my Tech test.
In April, I passed my Extra Class license exam and I now have the callsign, AE4FH (Amateur Extra 4 Faith Hannah).
I am 10 years old and yes, I participated in the Virginia QSO Party and got 198 contacts! But I did have to say on the radio “Whoa, whoa, whoa, please slow down, I’m only 10,” because there were dozens of stations at once and I worked over 100 QSO’s in just an hour. I was in Dinwiddie County, VA and the station I was operating was the only station in the county, so I was VERY POPULAR!
Also my brother and I were asked to speak at the Dayton Ham Fest about antennas. The we spoke on May 16, 2015. This is a video of our presentaton. We spoke about antennas that we made.
73, WA4BBC (Faith Hannah)
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