Shawn I also think it's cool you shout out on the Connection fairly frequently.. you've got me listening a little more, like you I typically monitor the Connection and 146.460. I also agree with the piece of mind it gives, just to hear some beeps every 10 minutes. It's fun to cruise I-70 and hop from one machine to the next.
BTW, I spoke with K9BVB about 10 minutes after I spoke with you last Friday.. you were on .310, I was on Breck, he was on Vail.. thought for sure I'd see him at Camp Hale but didn't. Just curious if you heard that QSO at all as it was kind of scratchy for me.