Link to site: http://aprs.mennolink.org/ This site is an awesome resource to check out VHF propagation in your area. It DOES happen on VHF. Have you ever talked to someone on VHF simplex 300 miles away? 1000 miles away? No repeater, no hotspot... It is possible with decent antennas, or with a simple antenna. I usually post these updates on Facebook when they look like a good opening, just to help out some friends that follow incase they want to turn on the radio and give it a shot.