At one time I was active in the local SKYWARN program, but then we moved and I find myself 10 miles from the local repeater. Given the various obstructions between it and me, I can't really hit it unless I'm up in the attic or on the roof. To make matters more challenging, the repeater is northeast of me, and normally our weather comes from the southwest.
Of course, I can put up an antenna, run the necessary cabling and hit the repeater, but that leaves me stuck at the end of the cable, at times when mobility may be essential (I use a dual-band handheld).
The solution I have in mind is a repeater attached to the antenna which I can reach anywhere from inside the house. The house repeater (or reflector, or relay, or whatever the proper name would be) is attached to the external antenna where it won't have any problem hitting the SKYWARN repeater.
Will this work, and what equipment do I need?