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wardedmocha

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I purchased 2 Baofeng UV-5r + recently. I was wondering if there way to make a control head for the radios to use as a mobile repeater? Any Ideas?
 

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As a mobile repeater? These radios can't be used as a repeater. They do not make remote heads for them, but even if they did it wouldn't make them a repeater.
 

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Mobile repeater from a couple of $35 radios? That's not really going to work out very well.

If (and that's a big if) the radios do crossband repeat (I'm not sure if they do or not). And if you are licensed to use a pair of VHF/UHF frequencies (you didn't mention what radio service you plan to use this on) it could be possible to set up a crossband repeater. However, you'd need two antennas (one dual band antenna for each radio) separated as far apart as possible and each radio transmitting on the lowest power possible in order to cut down on each radio desensitizing the receiver on the other. It would work, but it would not work very well.

Mobile repeaters like this one are very expensive, and you're not going to get this kind of performance out of a couple of cheap $35 radios. Digital Vehicular Repeater System (DVRS) - Motorola Solutions USA

Good luck, maybe someone can come up with some better ideas.
 
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