|The Cypress Hills|
The country between Swift Current and Lethbridge is a combination of cattle and grain. Everyone seems to drive a pick-up truck and wear a big hat.....but there's some great scenery through the Cypress Hills.
Finally a 2m contact going through Medicine Hat, on the VE6HAT repeater. I had a quick QSO with John-VE6KEE. I had just passed the first sign for Bow Island and I had a great contact, Denis-VE6AGE on .52 simplex!! This was the first simplex contact for the whole trip. Denis, originally from Hearst, Ontario, "doesn't do repeaters" and hangs out on the simplex frequencies. Had a great QSO until I was just about out of range, great to make that contact!
The best sight of the day was not any of the scenery I drove through, it was in Medicine Hat, and here it is:
|$1.08.9 a litre !!!!|
By the way, did I mention they are calling for wet snow through Banff and Canmore tonight ??? Hmmm...........