A Week Lost in Trail, British Columbia, Canada

The Ford F150 struggled up Kootney Pass (elevation 5400m / 17,715 ft) in Southern, British Columbia as it pulled the eighteen foot trailer loaded down with radio equipment. Myself and three technicians in two other vehicles had just cleared the last large obstacle before descending down into Salmo, where we would turn south and finish…

Where Have You Been?

There’s a window in time where you look down and several minutes later you look up and a few months have passed by. Its this surreal feeling to realize that time has washed away from the landscape in front of you. That’s how I’m currently feeling. Hi, it’s me… I’m back ? Well sort of……

A Work Day Trip to Fort McMurray, Should You Fly or Drive?

Last week during our biweekly Friday afternoon project meeting the sales guy says over the speaker phone, “well I will be up there next week on Wednesday the 28th for a walk through for this RFB (request for bid). Perhaps we can meet up to discuss this projects progress and go over a few other…

Crawling Out of the Holiday Snakeskin at Work

Its been a bit over a week since our return to civilization and a bit under a week at work. The groggy hangover of vacation is lingering in my spirit. And of course I am far from being back to full tilt work mode. The pain of returning to work as a Project Manager (PM),…

Getting Lost in 2-way Portable Radio Communications

In passing through the web, you may have accidentally come across the term “ham radio“, and like myself you probably ignored the term and just kept on surfing the web. As it turns out, about four years ago, I started working for a small telecommunications company whose sole purpose is selling 2-way radio networks, designed networks,…

2-Way Radio, the Hub of Communication

It all started a few years back when I applied for a job at a small telecommunications company which primarily services 2-way radio network clients, digital infrastructure, and building radio networks. Back then, I was a lowly clerk, learning the ropes from inside a warehouse, understanding day-to-day operations, invoicing and having an extremely small understanding…