Got home from my ham club meeting last night around ten. The day was warm and the night was cool, perfect conditions for distant VHF reception. Tuned the 2 meter band listening for repeater IDs and heard some out of the ordinary ones Was able to make a contact into lower NY state into the Valhalla,, NY repeater, one which is impossible for me under normal conditions. Prior to that some guy in Atlantic City, NJ made a contact on that same repeater. That's over a hundred miles. FM simplex on .52 and .55 was active. These are normally dead at this QTH. And the normally-weak NOAA wx channels were much stronger too. Band was still open at 11:30 pm.