Along the lines of 460 mhz skip, from Lenawee County Michigan, Eaton County (Mi) and Seneca Co. (Oh) have been hitting me at 3/5 on my PSR 500.the past few nites in early am around 2 am strong skip in the 460 mhg .picking up sandusky OH from warren mi
Brian I am real surprised you haven't heard low band skip yet, what frequency are you searching?
I will agree VHF was hot last night though, our local area public safety was having real problems hearing their units, because of a lot of doubling going on.
On the other hand though I was able to check into a net last night at 8:30 from Hastings (Heartwell) and a ham from Colby KS, also checked in both over 100 miles away on 146.820MHz.
I'm sitting here listening to 29.620 out of NY again. It's all about the antenna. Even a dipole works great. I'm using a 40 meter dipole and it's dragging in that repeater just fine.