My Slim-Jim antenna under test
1st contact [62 Charlie Tango 2166] just under a mile but no line of sight
2nd contact [Whiskey Echo] 1.63 miles no line of sight and in the valley
3rd contact [Whiskey Echo], 3.33 miles no line of sight, partial contact, try next time with squelch turned off on the gateway, that may allow unbroken contact.
Rest of the contacts [Whiskey Echo] from 7 and a half miles away, up on high ground.