I recently moved to Bellingham, WA and immediately checked out the list of repeaters at mbarc.org (ham club serving Bellingham and Whatcom County). I seem to hear anything going on with the VHF and UHF repeaters. Here's what I can hit 145.230 w7bpd (barely) 146.740 k7skw (barely) 147.160 k7skw (pegs the meter) All I've been able to hear are these repeaters identifying themselves and a brief conversation last Friday morning on 147.160. I can neither hit nor hear anything on 1.25m, 70cm, or 6m. I'm on the bottom floor of a three-story apartment building with a Yaesu VX-7 and an n9tax slimjim taped to the exterior wall. Is this my problem?