Congratulations to NNJ's own Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF on being the Dayton Hamvention Amateur of The Year
The Amateur of the Year Award is given to a ham that has made a long-term commitment to the advancement to amateur radio. This individual will have a history of ham radio contributions and has had a dedication to service, professionalism and the advancement of the avocation of amateur radio.
Nathaniel has been a licensed ham since 1998 and is the principal founder and leader of the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI), a collective designed to join professional scientific researchers and the amateur radio community together to help each other.
He is most noted for his leadership of the Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) during the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, a contest-like amateur radio science experiment to study eclipse ionospheric effects.
Nathaniel is a Research Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research were he is also a co-advisor to the NJIT Amateur Radio Club, K2MFF.