Looks like DX packet clusters are not as popular as they used to be. In Hampton Roads…. you can’t get there from here. Here’s what I found in VA:
From the PVRC:
PVDXSN PacketCluster Contest/DX System, MHz:
Yearly Dues: $35.00 Suggested Donation
Please Make Checks Payable to “PVDXSN” and mail to:
Mr. George J. Freed, KN3P
1785 Grovespring Street
Las Vegas, NV 89135-1084
W3LPL Glenwood MD 145.590 441.250
W3IP CrownsvilleMD 145.570
WR3L Baltimore MD 145.610 440.950
N3RR Rockville MD 145.510 441.325
K3SKE Frederick MD 144.930 441.125
W3YOZ West River MD 144.910
W3TOM Accokeek MD 145.770
N1WR Lusby MD 145.690
N4OHE Mt.Weather VA 145.710 446.025
NE3H Harrisburg PA 144.970 *
W3BD S Mountain PA 145.630
N4SR Woodbridge VA 145.630 *
W4XP Bull Run Mt ” 144.990
This system is sponsored by the Potomac Valley DX Spotting
Network except “*” are independently funded by each SYSOP.
We maintain a DX Packet Cluster system serving the Central Virginia area. Frequencies are:
* 145.09 – C W4ML (Richmond)
* 144.93 – C W4FEG-6, then DXC (W4FEG,Goochland) Need to logout of both W4FEG-6 and DXC.
* 145.67 – C N2QT (N2QT,Lynchburg)
* 145.59 – C DXJACK (N2QT, Jack Mountain)
* Telnet to dxc.w4ml.net or 220.127.116.11
THANKS to N4DEN for keeping our cluster in top shape!!!!!!!
So – I think Richmond is my closest spot. To make this doable, I think I’d need a yagi here at the house and then set up a packet station here to use as a relay.