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In! I have 75,40,20,15 and 2m/440. I'd say HF is better than VHF and evenings are probably best for time. I could do NCS too...
HF would be my preference also but evening propagation is very difficult to count on. We might have a better chance on 2m. Any suggestions on a repeater we could use?
You'll be fine. The first hour is always spent doing the "hey, that's not open for me, try XXXX", "Hey, why can't I hear anything when I stick my mike in my ear".