How to make a long range two way radio for home use.?

I have some family that live in the same state and ideally I would like to set up something at both of our homes using two way radio equipment such as a receiver, antennas, etc. I know that handheld two-way radios don't work well in urban areas, but I am wondering if there is equipment that would allow for a... show more I have some family that live in the same state and ideally I would like to set up something at both of our homes using two way radio equipment such as a receiver, antennas, etc. I know that handheld two-way radios don't work well in urban areas, but I am wondering if there is equipment that would allow for a set up of communication over about a 30 mile distance. I would also like to use this in the event of an emergency such as a power outage to communicate by hooking up to a generator. Is any of this even possible? Thank you in advance!
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