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Sisters among youngest US radio hams

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports that the Ratcliff sisters are among the youngest radio amateurs in the U.S.

Estee KK4MVS is 11 and Rebecca KK4OAU is 9, their mother Jennifer Ratcliff is KK4KDZ.

The sisters passed their Technician exam in 2013 and recently took and passed their General exam at the first attempt.

Rebecca said her favorite part of amateur radio has been “making contacts around the world.” The Ratcliffs are also certified as SkyWarn weather watchers to report to the NWS via ham radio, telephone, text or email. Estee and Rebecca are both members of Amateur Radio Emergency Services.

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I guess you’re never too young or too old to enjoy Amateur Radio.  Take the case of the Ratcliff family, where mom Jennifer (KK4KDZ) and daughters Estee (KK4MUS) age 11 and Rebecca (KK4OAU) age 9 are active amateur radio operators.  Both girls passed their Technician Class License test in 2013 and their General License test this year.  These young ladies are among the youngest hams licensed in the United States.  The Ratcliffs are active as SKYWARN weather watchers.  Both Estee and Rebecca are ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) members.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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