My ham radio buddies joke that I'm in a "magic RF zone," because I can get VHF from far away.
For several months (yes, MONTHS), I was getting a repeater in Mecklenberg, Virginia that is 140 miles from my house (next door to the Norfolk, VA airport). Every morning, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm, I could not only hear them, but I could reach the repeater.
Now that we're into the hot weather, it has stopped, and yet, this went on from August to May.
I've done some reading on Tropospheric Ducting, but most of my reading suggests it's a weather/temp related anomaly. And yet my "connection" with Mecklenberg continued for several months.
Conversely, no matter how many machinations I attempt, I can not hit the Franklin repeater or the Richmond repeater, both of which are much closer to my house.
Any explanations? Or is it really just magic?
Rose in Norfolk