A few questions I’m hoping I can get some sage advice on.
A question about accessing an analog FM repeater. I have a nice little 2M HT from TYT and I can hear the repeater just fine. Based on Repeaterbook, it is 3.5 miles from my location. Just using the HT in the house or anywhere outside I cannot reach the repeater on transmit. I’m using the full 5W of the unit.
So, would an external antenna solve my access problem? Could I get a "intended for mobile and set it up outside the house?
If you think 5W just won’t make it. I was thinking about getting a mobile unit with 20 to 50W of power. Would this turn the trick for me?
I’m thinking about getting into DMR, but the closest DMR repeater is about 10 miles away. Does this me I would need to do a DMR hotspot? Seems I’m kind of lost in the wasteland!
Thanks in advance.