Iíll look into what Houston area repeaters use IRLP or EchoLink. Itís not something Iíve done before, but Iíd be happy to learn.

Most of my ham radio experience has been with 2M and 70cm but I have an HF rig that allegedly can reach all of the US and a good chunk of Europe from my QTH. Honestly I donít know, but Iím willing to try.