In the spring of 1982 (age 11). My dad and I tested on the same day and received consecutive call signs. I was KA5NOM, and he was KA5NON. Remember, this was a novice ticket and that only allowed CW on 4 bands. As a sixth grader, I could do CW, but I certainly didn't like it! My interest was rekindled and I re-activated my lapsed license (Thank God for grace periods!