You answered your own question, you are too far away, you haven't got the signal. Also to another post, any in-band repeater is going to be bad news, desensitizing occurs, and where you are on a GMRS frequency, where are you going to put it? Only in the GMRS allocations, and that's only 462.55-462.725 and 467.55-467.725, not much room for error.motolover said:Yes the repeater is to far away. Some days the base has a little trouble keying it up. and yes there are times where the ht will pick it up but not key it up. iv only keyed it up once with the ht from my yard on a good day.