Recently received my KG-905G and love it. Super nice radio. I will be ordering another and adding these to my family’s emergency bags. (Also adding a Midland MST275 to my wife’s 2012 Forester. Woulda gone higher wattage, but need the display on the mic due to space limitations on the dashboard for display visibility. But I digress.)
The KG-05 is a terrific hand-held radio and, with several repeaters in our area of MA, I think I can finally get my family into a bit of coms! Our friends own a farm where we visit frequently and there is zero cell signal there. The dads are all ham licensed and carry HT’s. Now, however, I have something for the rest of the family to use there and keep in their GHB’s the rest of the time. Something simpler and quite effective.
I really like the dust and water resistant (nothing is water “proof”, imho) features, and the larger battery for longer run-time. The tone-scanning and other advanced features are excellent, but most probably wouldn’t use. Do wish it handled split-tone repeaters as there’s a good one in my area, but most GMRS repeaters here don’t need.
Really like this radio. Super happy with my purchase.