Monday, July 30, 2018

Boondocking near Glenrock, WY

Day 7 and last camping day of the Slow Return Trip

Left the campground in Columbus, MT shortly after 8AM and by 8:35 I had gassed up Uma and we were headed down the highway towards Wyoming via eventually the I-25 Superslab.

Not much to tell, boring highway driving all day, got to the campsite I'd picked out by me from's app.  The Bixby Road/Tank Farm Rd River Access BLM site.  Tiny spot, rated as three sites.  Since there was no one there before me, I grabbed the best spot under the trees.

At first, the spot I parked Uma at seemed to have good signal, 3 bars LTE with Verizon but it was "lacking" when tested.

So I deployed the weBoost system and that seemed to fix things, I was a happy camper as I spent the rest of the afternoon catching up on work stuff.

Then, around 6PM, I lost internet access.  No changes on my part but no data. 

I tried moving the weBoost antenna around, but no joy. 

Ended up just moving the iphone6 about 12 feet to the left of the URRV, closer to the small river and voila, got good signal again.  I tethered my laptop back onto the phone, which is sitting by itself outside the RV and typing this.  If I wasn't just overnighting here, I'd work on it some more, possibly moving the RV but since it's just one night.....

Weird, how cell signals sometimes don't follow expected behavior eh?

A clear skies yet hazy sunset here in middle Wyoming.

A view of the river I am camped nearby


RichardM said...

It’s that newfangled beam forming technology.

redlegsrides said...

Newfangled huh....ten ft made all the difference....I must have parked the URRV right at the edge of the coverage.

SonjaM said...

I am still amazed that you are able to get internet at all... in the Black Forest you'll find spots even in our village where you can't get a half decent signal.

redlegsrides said...

SonjaM, I look forward to the day when I don't care if I get cellular data coverage or not....just able to make a voice call if needed.