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I have two handheld that will not be used as individually transceivers and thought it will be unique to use them as the basis for a GMRS repeater. I know how to set up channels for repeaters on handhelds. but, how would I go about building the repeater and what should i expect?
So I live in Glenburn Maine. I have my GMRS license. There use to be a repeater that I use to use. But the repeater is no longer available. I would like to build a repeater in central Maine where I live. I was thinking about building one. Have it setup in my bedroom at my parents house. This is something that I have not done before. But I would run a antenna through my window and put it on the roof of my house. My bedroom is on the second floor of my house. I have a metal roof so if the antenna is magnetic it would be good because as I was told by other operators in my area that the metal becomes a ground and it will help the antenna. The antenna would be angled towards the lake as my roof is angled. My house is kind of on top of a hill. It is near pushaw lake. My goal is to have the repeater reach out to 50 miles or more. I would like to have this open to the snowmobile riders around to be able to use it for emergency in the winter and also be able to have them communicate with local snowmobile clubs about trails. Also use them for fishing events as well. Any suggestion on what frequencies and pl tones I should use? As well as what radios I should use for the repeater and antenna?