[amsat-bb] Nomination for DXpedition'er of the Year.

Gabriel Zeifman gabrielzeifman at gmail.com
Wed May 17 15:44:46 UTC 2017

Thanks guys! It's a lot of fun to go to these places and hand out rare DXCCs and grids. I couldn't do it without all my great chasers! The year is still young and I have many exciting ideas, you'll hear me from other exciting places for sure. My long term goal is to work the US over satellite from 100 DXCCs, I'm at 14 now (16 total operated from in the past year including US and England). I know there are many ops that have been stuck around 90 DXCCs worked for years and I'd love to push that over 100. 

I really enjoy operating portable with my FT-817NDs and arrow, even in -20°F! It's pretty amazing what one can do with just a basic station and a little ambition (and practice).

Sometime in the near future I'll be beginning my training as an air traffic controller and I'll be more locked down to weekends and occasional three day weekends for a few months (I've still managed to make it to Canada on regular weekends before). Another long term goal is to get and airplane and become the "ATC pilot satellite rover dude", maybe even fly to Sable Island someday.


Crazy Gabe

> On May 16, 2017, at 8:05 PM, Ronald G. Parsons <w5rkn at w5rkn.com> wrote:
> For what it's worth. I'd like to second this nomination. Talking to Gabe in person is very convincing that he loves this activity. He obviously has fun doing it and would do it even if all of the beneficiaries of his roaming were anonymous. I love following him aprs.fi and and find him sneaking another breakfast at Tin Hortons. Keep it up, Gabe.
> Signed (anonymously), Ron W5RKN
> -----Original Message----- From: "Grant Zehr" <grant at dzehr.com>
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> I'd like to nominate Gabe Zeifman NJ7H for Satellite Dxpedition of the Year.
> Or maybe Dxpedition Operator, whichever is better.
> Gabe just returned from Europe after activating nine DXCC entities,
> including some that are really difficult from North America, and making a
> serious effort to work as many US stations as possible.  And I mean a real
> effort.  He was up at all hours and standing outside with his portable
> stations working those of us back home.  Fortunately, AO-7 kept working
> (more or less) and many of us got to work 'new ones'.  And on top of all
> that, Gabe has already uploaded contact data to LOTW so DXCC and VUCC credit
> is there waiting.  I was able to work 3 new countries and some very rare
> grids.
> Thanks, Gabe!  That will be a hard act for anyone to follow.
> 73
> Grant Zehr AA9LC
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