QSO on Rosston Repeater with QRP

The Rosston repeater is located just outside of Rosston, TX on a tower that is about 1800 feet in the air. Needless to say that the coverage on this repeater is fantastic. The repeater frequency is 145.490mhz with a PL tone of 85.4.

Yesterday evening I held a QSO with 2 hams; N9WX and KF5HQF, while I was on a portable HT with 5-watts and a rubber duck antenna,  sitting in the deer stand in Forestburg, TX. This was fun due to the distance and coverage of the repeater. N5WX was nearly to Sherman when I was holding a perfect conversation with him on the repeater.
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