I haven't monitored skip for years, but when I did, I heard Mississippi and Missouri state police (I believe), Hamilton County Ohio fire. I did hear CHP once but not sure what part of California. I found the best weather for skip tends to be in the warmer months, especially on clear warm humid nights. I have a friend who has been down to the beach during the summer and has heard USCG stations from Virginia on a portable Bendix King VHF radio with the rubber duck antenna.Maybe this summer I will try again. I used a Realistic pro 2004 back in the day when I monitored skip. I still have that radio and it is in very good condition.
Jason in NYC