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How to increase my ems portable range

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Hi, i have a kenwood tk272g transceiver that i use on the job, i take call from home which is about 25 miles from base and i have to keep my portable in a window to receive radio traffic and there are also several dead spots between my home and ems base. Does anyone have suggestions on how to improve radio reception? The frequency is 154.025 if that helps, I'm not very radio savy but i know the antenna type is a SMA-F.
 

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The only thing you can do is increase POWER or increase ANTENNA HEIGHT on the base either one will have to be done in accordance with the FCC license the company you work for has. 25 miles for a portable is not bad range inside a building. Your option may be a outside antenna for your portable or a scanner with an outside antenna. Our VHF paging at 180 feet 100 watts works about 20 miles.
 
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Thanks, I've got two antennas ordered that mount on a metal surface, one for my vehicle to use on call days and another to mount on the metal roof of my house, hopefully that will be enough.
 
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