Kananaskis Country Field OPS
With an itch to go play radio in the snow, I loaded up my mobile bright and early with a trip planned for Kananaskis Country located in the southern Alberta Rockies.
My destination on the day was Upper Kananaskis Lake located just beyond where I'm set up on the shoreline overlooking the lake and the mountains across the lake on the west side.
I have visited the area for the past 40 years, and there is no part of Kananaskis that I haven't visited over the years.
Anyway, you probably are curious about the goings on in this photo, where I have just finished setting up after snowshoeing in with my gear loaded in my sleigh, after leaving my mobile located south of my location about a kilometer away.
The day was perfect with the temperature ranging between -8 C when I arrived earlier in the morning, and topping out at -6 Celsius later in the afternoon.
After setting up my antenna that covers the bands of 10-60 meters, and laying oiut the ground radials, the next step was to set up my operating position.
That consisted of my Yaesu FT-897D positioned on the compact folding table that I found as surplus at Princess Auto recently, and this was the shake-down cruise to see how it held up in the field.
I have to say I'm pleased with it, as it has features that proved to be the answer for operating in the field.
A closer look with a description of the table.....
A local resident living near Kananaskis Lakes.....