Master Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX Youngest Ham of Indian Origin in the world.
We are pleased to inform that Master Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX became the youngest Radio Ham member of Indian origin after qualifying technician class examination and got license from FCC, USA at the age of 9½ years (studying 4th Grade) on 25/7/2013 becoming the youngest Radio Amateur in the State of Illinois, USA. Since then he has been in contact with Radio Hams around the world using Echolink and he is interested in getting into HF & VHF bands very soon.
Master Dhruv Rebba attended Dayton Hamvention 2013 along with his father Mr. Hari Rebba, VU2SPZ and Mr.S.Ram Mohan, VU2MYH of NIAR and was fascinated by several young radio amateurs of similar age discussing and deliberating on technical topics at the youth forum. He keenly took part in the event more particularly demos shown by Amsat Corporation on live satellite communication and interacted with several Amateur Radio experts.
Understanding his enthusiasm and keen interest, Dr. Kelly Hall. Phd. K1LLY, Chairman, International Relations Committee of Dayton Hamvention, USA provided all the necessary guidance for training course on Technician Class examination.
Master Dhruv also won certificates/awards for his accomplishments in Chess, Karate, Robotics, Dance and Drama among the extracurricular activities besides Ham Radio.
In view of the above achievements made by the young Radio Ham of Indian origin, he was felicitated at the eyeball meet at National Institute of Amateur Radio on Friday 20th June 2014 at 6:30 pm IST. The function was attended by local Hams and SWLs.