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newbie to GMRS . need some basic information


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Im total newbie to this.  Wanting to know if the basic handheld units ( I have the Midland LXT600) can be used with the repeater towers out there to help with extending range of use.

 

I know nothing about all this.  just signed up today (I do have my GMRS license) . I would greatly appreciate ANY information that will get me started in the right direction.

 

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Danman

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Hello, Dan, and welcome to MyGMRS.   GMRS repeaters are configured for their receiver to receive signals in the 467.5500 to 467.7250 mhz spectrum and transmit what it is receiving back out on a corresponding frequency in the 462.5500 t0 462.7250 mhz spectrum.  In order for a GMRS licensed user to access a repeater, the radio equipment must be capable of this 5 mhz offset.  Your radios do not have that feature.

 

If you read through posts in the Technical Discussion and Equipment Reviews areas, you can get an idea of what is being used by many GMRS  operators for repeater operations,

 

Thanks for registering here at the Forum.

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WOW- thanks everyone for such prompt replies.   You all answered my question.  with that, Im assuming tha the MOBILE version of GMRS radio that i could purchase to install in my car SHOULD have that capability??  What I'm really needing is a means of two-way communication while commuting from home to work (about 60miles) and be able to reach out to others on the road (info about traffice, weather,etc) as well as to home provided I have a 'base' unit .. 

 

Thanks again. I look forward to learning much in the GMRS world !!

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