As a newbie GMRS user I'm looking to buy and install a mobile radio for my truck. I have two handheld radio and they can't reach my local repeater so I'm looking at installing a radio in my trucks now.
What is suggested as a good radio for GMRS? I was looking at the Midland MXT400 but I see mixed reviews in the community for this radio.
Midland builds a good radio but there are limitations to the MXT400 out-of-the-box. GMRS repeaters primarily operate in wideband but Midland radios are narrowband. That means the signal doesn't occupy as much spectrum and sounds softer to a wideband radio. Conversely, a wideband radio sounds louder on narrowband. The other issue with Midland has to do with the tones used to trigger or "wake up" some stations. Some repeaters use one tone on their input and another on output or split tone. Midland doesn't allow this. Thar doesn't mean the Midland radios won't work, just there are some cases where they won't.