Possibly Canada’s Youngest Amateur Radio Operator

Possibly Canada's Youngest Amateur Radio Operator


On June 17, 2013 a group of new Amateur Radio operators joined the ranks of Canadian Amateurs. Here is the part of the local newspaper article as sent RACNEWS by Peter Wotherspoon, VE3GYY.


Seven new people, from Peterborough, will be causing the ether to wiggle.

A group of aspiring radio amateur operators have just graduated in the heady realm of the ranks of amateur radio operators. Included in this plucky group was a ten-year-old girl who achieved honours ranking on the exam. In March, Miss Eilis (AY-lish) Isobel Wotherspoon started the course, offered gratis by the Peterborough Amateur Radio Club (VE3RB), and upon completing it, wrote the exam this past Monday evening, June the 17th. Eilis may currently be the youngest amateur radio operator in Canada. Eilis plays piano, guitar, and ukulele, reads voraciously, plays computer games with her brother Lochlan, loves swimming, filming and editing home movies, and jumping on the trampoline; that is to say, she's an average 10-year old. Coincidentally, her mother, Melissa Wotherspoon, also achieved honours standing on the exam.

Eilis' milestone will open many portals for her and will be an adventure full of challenges, excitement, and importantly, lots of fun.


Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ

Pointe-Claire, Québec

RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

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