I am new to the forum, I’m looking forward to my first radio set up. And being part of the community, but I do need some help setting up my first base station. (I just received my GMRS license and call sign this week)
I am setting up a GMRS base station at home for family communications, for an emergency and bad cell service area. My setup will include either a Midland MTX115 (15 Watt) OR MTX400 (40 Watt), my truck will have the MTX275 (15 Watt), then two or three handhelds (GTX1000) for family members. The area I live at is semi-rural just looking for comms within 3-10 miles if possible from the house. I am not sure about GMRS repeaters in our area, but I will also do some research on that. Any suggestions on what kind of antenna and power supply for my home base station?
Call sign: WRDW479 (ZA-GMRS)