Im very excited that this resource exists. Thank you for allowing me to join here.
Like many others the my introduction to the radio world was when I had bought the midland GXT 1000's handheld bubble-pack for the reasons one would have handhelds: mostly at campsites and other similar occasions. I was impressed with what they could do and wanted to explore more.
I added the 15 watt midland to my truck for the same purpose but to add some capabilities. And again dollar for dollar am pretty impressed. So....now ive go the bug and want to try to cover my neighborhood as back up comms for my family and friends.
so im going to pursue getting answer to these questions and if seasoned members would like to share their thoughts here I would be grateful
I did get my license and im ready to rock.
1) if I build a radio shack ( just talking gmrs right now-- but i can tell its the gateway drug already) in my home office, will my
wi-fi router cause any interference . Literally like 3 feet apart.
3) looking to put antennae in the attic. thoughts on that?
4) why can I hear people from 20 or 30 miles away or even more, but no one can ever hear me?
5) Are there good resources out that where I can go as a total novice?