[amsat-bb] End of an Era, NJ7H Final Rove
Mac A. Cody
maccody at att.net
Tue Oct 24 03:46:55 UTC 2017
I just wanted to chime in, as well, to express my thanks for all
of the roving you have done and grid squares you've helped me
earn. You were my first satellite QSO (as KM4RTS) and I got my
first grid square. You also helped me get my 100th grid square
(seems fitting). There have been many more both before and
after the 100th. Now I hope that you will help me earn my first
grid square in Alaska!
I called you 'Rover Extraordinare'. Now, perhaps you should be
called 'Harambe of the Yukon'! Is that a wolf howling in the
distance or someone calling 'CQ satellite'?
Good luck and safe journeys, my friend. I hope to hear your new
call sign on the satellites soon!
Mac / AE5PH
On 10/23/2017 07:48 PM, Gabriel Zeifman wrote:
> Thanks all! As Soren noted, this is definitely the beginning of a new era! Only NJ7H will end roving, Gabe the Lunatic will live on (as long as I don’t perish on an ice road on the way)! I do plan to activate many Alaskan and Canadian grids in the near future, and, dare I say, UA0. Juneau is undoubtedly remote (only access by air and sea), so for most days I’ll be isolated to CO28, but I will no doubt make many excursions. I know at some point in the spring I’ll be doing some simulator training in Anchorage. I’ll definitely get around, so my northern roving is just beginning! There are ferries and seaplanes and ASA flights leaving from Juneau every day, so I’ll be able to get around! The terrain in Juneau itself will definitely pose a challenge, but I’ll be doing my best to find the good spots to work from and make sure anyone theoretically within range and capability gets Alaska and CO28 on satellite!
>> On Oct 23, 2017, at 7:30 PM, Ronald G. Parsons <w5rkn at w5rkn.com> wrote:
>> Congratulations on your exams and your new position. Good wishes for your CO28 era.
>> And thanks for all those grids.
>> I assume you will still be making visits to Austin. I hope to see you on some of those visits.
>> Ron W5RKN
>> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:57:37 -0500
>> From: Gabriel Zeifman <gabrielzeifman at gmail.com>
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>> 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.
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