If there are any Ham Ops out there that would like to utilize their SSB 2 meter rig while not using it for regular activities, why not give WSPR mode a try. I have been successful in 2 way decodes daily with W8AC (583 km) and VE3TEF (312 km). There's just a very limited number of stations on 2 meter WSPR near to North Eastern North America, so the more people the better.
Come join the fun and see 2 meter propagation do some miraculous things with QRP output on 144.489 MHz. Down load the software at: http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wspr.html
Hope to see you there
Jay - VE3SWS