Sometimes we get lucky with propagation {aka} Skip in the cb world and DX in the ham world, and we can talk a lot further away.
I’m posting a couple videos for you to enjoy. I’m also listing some propagation maps.

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HF Propagation Map
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Larry – WD0AKX
RadioHamGuy’s YouTube Channel

200 Mile Contact Using Hand Held Radio During 2 Meter Band Opening

1288 Mile 10 Meter HT Contact Revisited Edited Version For Ham Nation