Family Pride and Amateur Radio

I just got the news that my mother and older sister have passed their Amateur Extra examinations with flying colors. My sister received a 100% grade, making a clean sweep of the exams for her.

This makes five extra class amateur radio operators in my immediate family:

Dad – Ray Neufeld – KT4B – silent key (I inherited his call sign)
Brother – Bob Neufeld – N3AU
Mother – Myrtle Neufeld – WB7OIU
Sister – Betty Nick – KC2TZO
… and little ole me – KT4B (recently changed from KE0OY)

There’s one more very special thing about this. My mother is 92 years old. I sure hope to be that active and still of such a sound mind when I’m 92!

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  1. How wonderful! 92, amazing!

    Back in the early 1950s, my mother, father, and I all got our amateur radio licenses on the same day. We had a lot of fun with this family hobby until my dad died in 1960. My mother lost interest and when I got married, I let my license lapse. In many ways, I now regret that decision but then I just had too many irons in the fire. My call was K6VCE. I know that someone else had it for many years but recently I saw that it was available again.

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