There is a reason for all of the HAM radio posts of late. Since I am moving within a few months, I need to rework the communications plan for the homestead. Since we are moving more than 30 miles away, there will be a new set of repeaters, a new fire department and police department to deal with, and other things. So I just broke out the programming software for the mobile radio (a Yaesu FTM400) as well as for the Baofeng handhelds, and I am busy reprogramming all of the new frequencies into the radios.
Then next time we are down checking out the progress on the house, I will also check to see if I can hit the repeaters I want to use.
I won’t even begin to set up the base station until I can see what antennas I will be able to put on the property. That won’t be until after we move.