Became interested in Ham Radio at age 14 when my shop teacher brought in a Crystal Radio. I put on the headphones and touched the cat whisker to the Crystal and there was KFI Radio in Los Angeles. The rest is history.
Took my code novice when I was 14 and license was issued at 15.
First call KN6PLV and then passed code General an became K6PLV (The Voice of Glendora)
Now 66 years later still on the air with my vanity call W6DRO.
Previous DX call DL4RW and also Chief Op at DL4USA.