New user to the forum here. Started researching radios online and realized there is a lot of information out there And a lot more than I know.
I am looking to start a base station at my house and be able to talk to friends about 5-10 miles away. From what I have researched so far, I think it would be best to get an antenna about 30’ off the ground and just connect via cable with a handheld.
Thoughts/things to consider with this limited amount of information?
What do I need to accomplish to reach up to 10 miles and still have clear comms?