Exploring the Valley Slopes with Traditional and Technology
The day finds me exploring the slopes overlooking the river valley that the Bow river flows through south of Langdon AB. Along with the several APRS devices that I had with me, I was carrying my longbow that I was enjoying shooting arrows with at the various targets that I came across while traversing the slopes of the valley, as seen by the track that I laid down over the course of the morning hours that I was away from my mobile.
With the switch-back closed to traffic over the winter, I had left my mobile VE6AB-9 parked at the winter-gate leading down in to McKinnon Flats. With my mobile acting as a fill-in-digi, I was carrying my Kenwood D72 VE6AB-7 keeping me connected to the network as seen in the information box just to the right of the insert photo of my mobile.
I also had the APRS package VE6AB-6 slated to be installed in my RC Sailplane along as seen in the lower left insert photo, and running tests with it,
It also was being heard and digipeated by my mobile whenever I forced a beacon, and that was while running it with 1/2 watt out.
In case you were wondering as to the discrepancy between the insert photo with myself in it, and the satellite view with all the greenery, that's because my photo was shot in real time on the day, and the satellite view was shot in the summer months.
If I had the password to the satellite that shot the photo, I could have possibly got it to shoot a photo for Google maps with a up-to-date view that looked more like the actual conditions on the day.
All kidding aside about taking command of the satellite that shot the overhead view, it was a good day to be out and about, with the tests that I came to run with my APRS package to be installed in my radio controlled sailplane proving to be very successful, and good fun had while being a traditional archer with all the todays means of staying connected.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....