Yesterday my daughter and I hiked up Indian Head Mountain from Platte Cove Road, we arrived a little below the top at dusk and found a place off the trail to put up our hammocks. I tried to check into the evening net but we were in the shadow of a mountain, strangely I had better reception on my Baofeng uv5R than my 878! Tried swapping antennae.
This morning as we packed up our hammocks I checked into the ‘835. Then we sat on a ledge, cooked sausage for breakfast and looked down towards Overlook.
All that was missing was a DMR repeater to check in to! :)