When I lived in L.A., working for a small communications company, I had a Cushman communications monitor idling away on the bench most of the time, connected to a VHF ground plane at maybe 120 feet. Every once in a while I'd hear a repeater in Hawaii....can't remember exactly which one. Of course FM isn't the best weak signal mode, but when ducting was in play, it worked fine. Anyway....wonder how many here have worked "repeater DX"? Wonder if there could be some kind of award.