Worked out to Ohio tonight, 650 miles on 2 meter SSB. More people need to get on and make some noise! 144.200 is the calling frequency so if you ragchew there give plenty of breaks for people farther out to hop in with a CQ etc! A good tropo indicator is here http://aprs.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/ And the region 2 chat here is where some of the stations land to chat back and forth waiting for a new station. The low band, VHF, UHF and microwave chats (by ON4KST) If you have never worked 2 meter tropo get on and give it a try! hearing those simplex signals hundreds of miles out is a blast! My best distance via tropospheric ducting over land is 1313 miles! Over water for some paths(CA to HI can be thousands of miles).