Vancouver to Saskatoon
Vancouver 100 hours service, Warren Mappen was a great help
with his knowledge and angagement
Nicolas had to quit at Vancouver and to return to Sydney for his work. He was a great partner
and we enjoyed the trip together immensely.
Thanks Nicolas, you had a great idea and an excellent performance.
During this trip we experimented with continuos position, speed and direction reporting.
Each two minutes a Terminal Node Controller (TNC) with a VHF
Transceiver reported the data from a tiny GPS to ground stations.
Maybe the scarse number of ground stations in the coming legs
of the travel will require to consider HF Pactor transmission
via Airlink/Winlink of the ham radio operators (HB9QS our
station and operator is part of that technically fascinating
In Vancouver Heinz Allenspach from Lichtenstein joined in for the remainder of the trip.
A last glimps in the beautiful area of Vancouver heading for the Mountains to cross
Some impressions crossing the mountain ridge
A stiff tailwind resulted in a groundspeed to 235 Kts (435
Km/h) shortly before we started the descent from 17'000 feet
ASL (ca. 5200m) seen here on the satellite navigation system.
Impressions from Calgary
Interesting structures in the otherwise mighty flat area between Calgary and Saskatoon
Saskatoon a view of the landscape