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Need advice on some GMRS radios

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gm991

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Just got my GMRS lic. so this summer I want to set up the camp with some Radios.I have a few bubble pack midlands that work good if I'm inside a mile from the house in the woods. But when I go further out...NG with those.

So I think I would like to get a UHF portable/base radio unit (40-50watts) programed with all the GMRS for in the cottage and a 4-5 watt hand held for when I'm out in the woods beyond the range of the midlands.
Is there anyway to get this set up for under $300?
I would not be against buying used all all.

Recommendations??
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for my gmrs radio i use a icom f4011 which i got new with programming cable and software for just under 200. as to the repeater your not gonna get one for that price
 

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for my gmrs radio i use a icom f4011 which i got new with programming cable and software for just under 200. as to the repeater your not gonna get one for that price
How hard is it to program them?... Can I have someone do that for me?

I'm not looking for a repeater for my base radio. There is one of those near me already...;);)
I just want a 40-50 watt mobile gmrs radio I can set up in the house or mount in my car.
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Forgot to ask, I have two Midland GXT-800-VP4 and they say they are 5 watt radios. Will they work as well distance wise as a 5 watt commercial grade radio that's not using a repeater?
I'm guessing The commercial one's work over greater distance because they can hit a repeater correct?
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