KM4SPU here. I got my technician license a few years ago and haven't done much with it outside of hitting a few HAM repeaters. I am a search and rescue volunteer and most of my radio use is hand-held out in the woods on SAR missions; usually on simplex. I am very often closer to my truck than I am to base and often have a hard time reaching base with my 8W (Baofeng BF-F8HP) handheld. Since my handheld can monitor dual band, what I am thinking about doing is turning my truck into a repeater where I transmit on a different freq and the my mobile radio re-transmits my signal boosted on the SAR frequency. I am have never dealt with mobile radios or antennae so I am a bit of a newb, so the solution needs to be simple (ie: buy and install, I'm not going to build anything). In addition to the amateur bands, the mobile radio would need to tx and rx between 151.1375-159.4725 and 453.2125-458.7125. I am looking for recommendations of radio and antennae models and setup... and if my plan makes sense.