100-300 mile communications
So I'm new to the group but have had my license for about 15 years now and found a renewed interest in communications while backpacking as a Scout Master. I realize that some of the time I can reach 2 meter repeaters, that is mostly line of sight. I'm more interested in Learning about the battery operated QRP type radios using CW to get from the regional mountain ranges back to the Tri Cities. As a Tech Plus (or Tech now that they have changed the rules) I have access to 10, 40, and 80 M bands using CW but suspect that my best chances would be using 20M. I'm curious if anyone else has experience or thoughts regarding reliability, feasibility and equipment for this type of communications.