Just spent a couple of weeks out to west coast and back. Now largely a radio RF dead zone of listening. Very little ham outside Vancouver, the Island and Kamloops. Some fire and RCMP on island thank goodness. And BCAS. Thank goodness for that as I knew what areas to avoid. Some fire and I thought RCMP around Abbotsford but not sure as was driving and not looking at radio. Some railroad but that doesn't help tell what areas on highway are problems. Also thank goodness for BC Highways as kept me up to date with weather, road conditions and accidents while travelling Trans Canada. Lack of information is largely frustrating.