I'm not even sure what 2 meter or 70 cm repeaters are still alive in this part of PA. There used to be many and some were linked so that you could work the linked system all the way to Washington DC. Looks like it's time to get the HT out of the closet and find out. I had a friend who was also a HAM and he lived in the Seattle area. We would occasionally "chat" via a Russian satellite named RS12 using our HF rigs in split mode. We had to use software to predict the coverage path of the satellite and at best we got maybe a minutes worth of talk time but it was neat-o.