finally made a connection.
Since I had yet to actually connect with anyone since I installed the 8900 in the 60, it sure was nice to hear "K0NAK monitoring" yesterday. I could hear Nakman great (simplex) from 36/church ranch while he was at 120th. Although my TX seemed to break up a little on his end. once we hit the "310" repeater it was clear as a bell. so cool.