They are owned by individuals and can boost range if you hook into them. My question is about the Midland MTX400. Recently installed it, it comes with repeater channels which confuses me. Are they saying the radio is a repeater or any repeater near by allowing the channels from 15-22 to be used. it is now using, without permission? There is no feature allowing the connection to a personal repeater, it just makes 15-22 repeater channels. I thought when I bought it, it was a repeater specifically designed to be the GTX 1050 repeater. In other words it could boost the range of the hand held, but I recently read here the 1050 isn't able to use a repeater. I'm thinking there maybe some claims being made that can't possibly be true.
Just the tinker in me that needs to understand these things. If there are conversation covering this please provide a link.