I saw your posting on the forum and moved it to a section of it's own. I hope you don't mind.
I've put it here in the PMR DX section as I'm pretty impressed with the distances you managed to cover with your Baofeng.
Do you have any details to add as to what model, power and whether an external antenna was used?
There looks like there was a slight tropospheric propagation lift last Sunday which may have been helping your transmissions. Details for the propagation site is as follows :-
Always worth a look there to see if any favourable conditions are to be had.
(I usually listen out for the various radio beacons around the UK also to check 'real time' conditions.)
Again, impressive stuff. Feel free to post up anytime you achieve some great PMR contacts or even place a 'report' should you wish in the Nets & Skeds
All the best,