As the photo tells, I had a marvellous day exploring the badlands of southeastern Alberta.
Shot some pleasing photographs while playing radio, although not necessarily at the same time.
Of course it goes without saying that as per usual while I'm going down the road, that APRS is running on several of the devices mounted in my mobile.
One of the conventional VHF APRS devices that most of you are familiar with for working APRS, is the Kenwood TM-D710A - VE6AB-9 mounted in the radio-stack of my mobile, keeping me connected to the network via the local southern Alberta VHF digipeaters.
The second APRS device mounted in my mobile, my VE6AB-15 consisting of my SCS Tracker paired with my Kenwood TS-480HX and its dedicated 30 meter antenna mounted on the rear deck of my mobile.
The SCS Tracker for HF APRS VE6AB-15 takes over when the going gets too tough for my VE6AB-9 to be heard by the digipeaters located in southern Alberta due to the terrain and distance from a digipeater.
VE6AB-15 kicks it up a notch, allowing my mobile to be heard by the various RPR (Robust Packet Radio) HF APRS gateways spread across the North American continent listening on 30 meters.
With a path of WIDE1-1 set in the SCS Tracker, on most days my mobile will be heard and digipeated once before being gated by a HF Gateway allowing my mobile to make it in to the APRS network.
With the two APRS systems as described here and mounted in the radio stack of my mobile, its a given that I am being kept safe while going down the road no matter where that may be..
Click on the photo for a closer look.....
I also did a little prospecting while in the area.
Check out my day here.....