I decided to try this one more time. This time I lined them up I might need to get a bit longer pipe and put a little more space between them. SWR's on the NanoVNA show nothing over 1.8. 80m,40m,20m MFJ hamstiks. Noise is completely gone, but now I have to boost the incoming signal.
Did you know the Yaesu FTM400XDR has the function of a crossband repeater. I didn't see it in any of the books, but found it by accident. However I found that others were aware of this feature and have already made videos around it.