This is a look at my camp I set up for operating amateur radio from in the Porcupine Hills of southern Alberta.
My camp overlooks the Livingstone Range 20 kilometers to the west, part of the Canadian Rockies, and looking towards the east the views out on to the plains are phenomenal out to 100 kilometers on a clear day.
The backroad that I accessed this ridge from is called the Skyline road, and it traverses the high ridge line of the Porcupine Hills for approximately 10 kilometers with drop dead views along much of it.
Any one of the side-trails leading to spots such as this one are perfect for amateur radio operations, as the elevation along the crests of the hills averages out in the range of 1400 meters (4500') above sea level.
The location on this particular ridge with a 800 meter drop off in front of my camp leading down to the valley floor on one side, and the commanding views to the east, was a superb place to set up and operate HF portable with my Yaesu FT-897D and my 10/60 meter vertical.
I made many contacts over the 2 days I spent camped out here, with the bands in very good shape.
I also operated with the Kenwood TS-480HX mounted in the radio stack of my mobile, driving 200 watts into my 10/80 meter gearmotor antenna mounted on the rear of my mobile.
Follow the link below for a overall view of my location with my mobile included.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....
Another view of my location......