Episode 262 – Nathaniel Frissell – W2NAF

Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, is the 2019 Dayton Ham of the Year because of this contribution to the amateur radio art though his combined professional interest in ionospheric physics and the amateur radio modes, such WSPRnet and FT-8,  that build big data bases of propagation data. HamSCI is an organization founded by Nethaniel on this concept. Nethaniel tells his ham radio story leading through Svalbard and McMurdo Station in Antarctica, to a National Science Foundation grant to HamSCI that arrived during the recording of this QSO Today.

Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF sites:
QRZ page
Dayton Hamvention 2019 Ham of the Year

First License:  Technician, 1998, Age 15 
First rig:  
Radio Shack HTX202
Kenwood TS-430S HF transceiver

Current rig: 
Icom IC-7410 HF Transceiver
Shortened G5RV Antenna

Phil Erickson, W1PJE
Bill Engelke, AB4EJ 
Anthea Coster, MIT Haystack
Gareth Perry, KD2SAK
George Byrkit, K9TRV  video recordings
Ward Silver, N0AX

Boy Scouts of America
JOTA – Jamboree On the Air
Camp Glen Gray
Commodore 128 computer
Montclair State University
University of Scranton
Software Defined Radio
Reverse Beacon Network 
DXdisplay website
Solar flare 
SuperDARN HF radar laboratory
University Center in Svalbard
Incoherent scatter radar
W2NAF’s tour of JW5E in Svalbard
Adak Island 
McMurdo Station, Antarctica 
McMurdo Station amateur radio, KC4USV
US Antarctic Program
HamSci Project 
Radcom RSGB
Scintillations of signals
Clublog software
HamSci Personal Space Weather Station
TAPR Tangerine SDR
Gnu Radio – software framework for software defined radio
Red Pitaya SDR Radio
Denodo Data Depository for Solar Eclipse
NSF Funding of HamSci for Personal Space Weather Project
SDR – software defined radio
DMR – digital mobile radio

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: having the time to play.  Being everything to everybody, all of the time. 

Excited most by: Opportunity to impact the world in science and technology, and the people connection.

Advice to new or returning hams: Go pursue ham radio and have fun.   

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Radio Shack HTX-202 VHF portable
Kenwood TS-430S HF Transceiver
Icom IC-7410 HF Transceiver
Stemlab’s Red Pitaya SDR

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