Originally Posted by pyledriver
Pulled out the SWR and only heard local talk
That makes no sense whatsoever.
Nor does asking an internet forum what channels are active in your area. You are the best qualified person to discover what channels are active in your area. Turn your radio on, and rotate the channel knob periodically. Or if your radio has a scan function, try it out. You'll quickly get an idea of what channels are active within range of your radio setup.