Tonight I found 20m open, and worked Vlad, RA3EG on CW. I was pleasantly surprised, upon looking up his callsign on QRZ, to learn that he's 16 years old! Maybe ham radio isn't just a bunch of old guys after all.
P.S. After I worked him, another Russian ham started calling CQ almost dead-beat with Vlad (obviously, was in the skip zone and couldn't hear him). I sent "QRL" after the CQ, and got a "SRI" back. Considerate ops are still on the air.
4 weeks ago