[amsat-bb] End of an Era, NJ7H Final Rove
straarup at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 23:42:06 UTC 2017
Who said the rover era has ended?
Knowing Gabe, I doubt it.. I'd say the next chapter is about to start..
Vy 73 de AK4WQ/OZ2DAK, Soren
On Oct 23, 2017 18:39, "Ken Alexander" <k.alexander at rogers.com> wrote:
> Wow! An epic way to wrap up an epic roving career!
> Safe travels and best of luck in Juneau, Gabe!
> On 2017-10-23 5:57 PM, Gabriel Zeifman wrote:
>> Hello fellow bird chaser, sky talkers, and and antenna pointers,
>> I am very glad to announce that I have passed the FAA Academy in Oklahoma
>> City! Tomorrow morning (Oct 24th) I will leave Oklahoma for the final time
>> heading far west. As hoped, I have been assigned to Alaska! Specifically,
>> Juneau in CO28.
>> My destination for tomorrow is Prescott, AZ. I don’t expect many stops
>> for sats except maybe if there’s something around Amarillo I pass through
>> that I don’t have for /r, except I can make an effort to get on reasonable
>> passes in NM for WAS chasers by request.
>> I am planning to be in Reno for Symposium from Fri-Sun morning. On the
>> way there my goals are to activate the Operation Faultless nuclear test
>> site in the NV desert near Warm Springs and then the line of DM19/29 for
>> our 488 lunatics. After Symposium looks like I’ll be making a quick jaunt
>> to the Bay Area, probably just a quick night. Heading north along the coast
>> for a few hours (use your imaginations to think of the possible grid(s),
>> likely one pass only from the craziest one). After a little coastal action,
>> I’m hoping to cut back into no-mans-land to do the DN03/04 line. From there
>> my last point in the US will be Seattle to get some snow tires out on
>> before I venture into Canada. This will be my last ever use of NJ7H
>> (NJ7H/retired). Fittingly enough, my final use of NJ7H will be in 7 Land.
>> After crossing the border into Canada I’ll be putting in an application in
>> the US for a new sequential Alaskan call, AL6something probably.
>> Now the Canadian stuff. Weather permitting, I’m pondering taking the
>> Cassiar Highway on the west side. This would also allow me to make a quick
>> stop in Hyder, Alaska doe my first activation of KL7. If the weather is
>> sketch I’ll stick to the Alcan though. If the weather is super sketch I’ll
>> take the boat... But for now the plan is the Cassiar, and that means many
>> ultra-rare grids. One way or another I’ll be in Yukon for awhile. If I take
>> the Alcan a quick jaunt up to the Northwest Territories is possible
>> depending on times (would just be Fort Liard). I’m planning on at least one
>> night in Whitehorse, with option for more time in the Yukon depending on
>> conditions and speed getting there.
>> I will be due in Juneau Nov, 8th and will need to get on the ferry in
>> Skagway or Haines on the 5th or 7th. On the way to either of those towns,
>> I’m hoping to activate the border line between KL7 and VE7. I’ll probably
>> do Skagway, the border line is in a pretty remote spot. So I will end up
>> signing AL6? and VE6NJH on the same pass, and the credit will count for
>> both. I’m planning to use VE6NJH the whole time in Canada. Maybe I’ll get a
>> Yukon call eventually.
>> It’s been great fun roving the 488 and beyond as NJ7H for the past year!
>> I’m glad I could make such an impact on the 488 for many chasers. I
>> activated over 300 grids as NJ7H or some DX prefixed/suffixed form of that
>> call. I’m very excited to be heading to Alaska as an air traffic controller
>> and look forward to seeing many of you at Symposium in a few days!
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