When I decided to take a road trip through the badlands of southeastern Alberta recently, I loaded what I needed to in to my mobile and headed out.
Once I arrived to a location bordering the Red Deer river badlands near Jenner Alberta, I found a spot that I liked and set up camp.
Once I had my camp set up, and with the antennas in place, I began by checking out 20 meters, and soon was making a few contacts on 20 meters, followed with contacts on 17 meters.
With my one man tent set up nearby, whenever I got tired, I retreated to my tent for some shuteye before continuing to work the bands, and at other times taking a break to explore the surrounding areas of the badlands that I was set up in that bordered the Red Deer River located nearby.
Now it should be said that although the only antenna visible is the 10 through 60 meter antenna located just beyond my scout tarp, my mobile is also located within reach, and the coax snaking its way in that direction is connected up to my 10 through 20 meter Inverted U 1/2 wave dipole mounted on the top of the push up mast that was mounted in place on the hitch insert 12 volt rotator on the back of my mobile.
The push up mast with its 12 volt rotator was being controlled by a wireless keyfob, allowing me to turn the antenna in the direction required from my operating position beneath my Scout tarp.
I have to say it was a whole lot of fun.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....
10 through 20 meter Inverted U 1/2 wave dipole mounted in place on push up mast on mobile.....
10 through 60 meter antenna visible in the photo.....