NEW to GMRS. Got my license, purchased a Midland MXT400 AND the 6db antenna.
I'm mounting this opposite my CB antenna on the hood-one is passenger side, the other drivers.
Do I need to tune this setup like I did my CB once its installed? The antenna came with a small allen wrench and a set screw where the whip enters the spring base.
I have a SS bracket made for the Jeep hood contour but it's drilled out at 1/2" for a CB style antenna mount. The GMRS antenna comes with a plastic insulator bushing that requires a 5/8" hole. I assume I can enlarge the bracket and that should be good.
My goal for this setup is off road comms and maybe some casual station monitoring and playing around with repeaters. I'll have to do more homework on that once I get things installed and operational. I am pretty familiar with the CB world but GMRS is something new.
Not looking to go full HAM but that is always a possiblility down the road. For now, just want to get the GMRS up and running.