The Highwood Pass - Kananaskis Country
After getting out of bed at 4:30am, I was on the road by 5am, and Sunrise finds me in the Highwood Pass area of Kananaskis Country.
Besides shooting photos, I also wanted to run more tests on my new prototype antenna that I recently completed building in my shop, and it is proving to be a keeper.
Earlier while on 40 meters, I was talking with Joe AB7TJ in Nevada, and while we were talking, a breaking station in Australia - Noel VK3NDX asked his friend Joe AB7TJ, if he could try and make contact with VE6AB. Joe said go ahead and make the call, and when Noel made his call to me, I made contact with him. Noel was pleased that he was able to work my mobile from Victoria in Australia, and I was pleased as to how my new antenna continues to perform.
Later, I broke through a pileup of stations on 17 meters, and made contact with Vil YL2BJ in Lativa with Vil giving me a good report from his station located in the Baltics. I continue to be impressed with how my new antenna is performing build wise & performance wise.
Here is a closer look at the antenna....