Picking up Hyde Co. Sheriffs office in Southeastern NC. On 460.075 pl 110.9 As well as Martin Co. NC. Sheriff on 155.010 pl 192.8 I live in Portsmouth Va. using a PRO-96 with the standard rubber duckie antenna.
Tropo was very good! I live in Vass, NC (near Southern Pines). I was hearing repeaters come down from Virgina, and also found a bit of activity on 2 meters SSB (144.175 - 144.220). I worked New Hampshire and New Jersey on 2 meters. For equipment, I run a 10-element Cushcraft Yagi (hortizontal ) @ 22 ft. with 50-watts of power. The Gloucester, VA 145.37 repeater has been coming down here for the last few days. I notice it due to myself running a repeater in Southern Pines on the same frequency.