Ham Radio and Fly Fishing
Yup, I do bring a radio along while involved in other activities other than amateur radio.
So on this day while fly-fishing Etherington Creek in Kananaskis country located along the eastern slope of the Rockies, I have my Kenwood D72 along, and located in the back pocket of my chest pack is my take down yagi as well.
I left my mobile several kilometers away, and before leaving it behind, I set my Kenwood D710A in cross band mode.
So although I have a whip in place on the D72 as seen in the photo, if I need to, I can attach my yagi for more reach.
Why do I bother with this you may ask......because there is no phone service, but my mobile is connecting with a digipeater off in the distance, so if I run in to a problem, I can connect with the outside world.
Just so you know, I normally would be wearing my breathable Gortex waders with felt-soled wading boots, but being it was such a nice warm day, I decided to wade wet with just sandals on my feet.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....