Nice setup. An example of how important the antenna system is... Back in NJ in the 80s I was very active on VHF SSB-CW. On 2m, I had four stacked yagis at about 70 feet, fed with 7/8 inch hardline. I'd routinely work stations 400-500 miles away, like every day, and most of my 'neighbors,' who were other guys active on 2m SSB wouldn't hear any of this and literally thought I was just talking to myself. Of course, one by one they were invited to visit and one by one they'd walk away saying, 'holy crap -- those stations really are there.' Most of those signals were very weak...often S0 to S1, just above the noise; if I lowered my tower down to 40 feet, half the weak signals would disappear altogether and I couldn't hear them, either.