Tag: Ham Radio

  • Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park CW Activation

    Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park CW Activation

    The writer recounts a visit to Áísínai’pi, or Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, a UNESCO heritage site in Southern Alberta, for QRP (low-power radio) operations. Despite it being off-season, the writer enjoyed the park’s stunning landscapes and managed over 50 contacts using specific equipment. The significance of respecting the park, adhering to regulations, and leaving no traces…

  • Great Conditions on 20M

    Great Conditions on 20M

    VE-1187 is a beautiful park located just outside of Lethbridge, Alberta. It’s a great spot for operating QRP (low-power amateur radio). Today, January 7, 2023 I had the pleasure of activating the park and making a few contacts on the 20 meter band. The band conditions were fantastic – the solar flux was high and…

  • CHA F-Loop 3.0 POTA

    I had an opportunity to take out my Chameleon F-Loop 3.0 to park VE-1187 near Lethbridge, Alberta on January 22, 2022 and it did not disappoint. This was my first time operating the loop outside my QTH. I paired it with my trusty tripod in the parking lot and mounted it approximately 2 meters in…

  • International Space Station (ISS) Slow Scan TV (SSTV) Ham Radio Adventures

    International Space Station (ISS) Slow Scan TV (SSTV) Ham Radio Adventures

    The ISS is currently (at the time of writing) broadcasting lunar exploration images throughout Dec 26 2021 – Dec 31 2021. They broadcast on 145.8 FM with a 25 watt output making receiving the transmissions a relatively easy affair. It has been unusually cold here in Southern Alberta (-40c) but I thought I would bundle…