Wouxun KG-905G

KG-905G GMRS Two Way Radio

Wouxun KG-905G is FCC Part 95E type accepted for use on the GMRS. The KG-905G operates on General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) frequencies according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules in the United States.

As such, a GMRS license is required to transmit on these frequencies. To obtain an FCC license for the GMRS, please go to the FCC’s web site and complete the online application or request FCC Form 605.

Wouxun KG-905G GMRS Two Way Radio
Feature Summary

  • 30 GMRS Channels
  • 8 Built-In GMRS Repeater Channels
  • Up to 5 Watts Output Power
  • IP67 Waterproof
  • Easy-To-Read Text Display
  • 16 Channel Groups
  • Up to 256 Custom Channels
  • Display Channel Name, Number, or Frequency
  • CTCSS/DCS Tone Scan
  • Split CTCSS/DCS Tone Support
  • Standard and Non-Std CTCSS/DCS
  • High/Low Power Selectable
  • 2 Configurable Side Keys
  • English Voice Guide
  • PC Programming Software Support
  • Channel Scan
  • Priority Channel Scanning
  • Single Tone Pulse Frequency
  • Stopwatch Timer

Receive (RX) Frequency Range:

  • 462.5500- 462.7250MHz;
  • 467.5500- 467.7250MHz

Transmit (TX) Frequency Range:

  • 462.550- 462.725MHz (GMRS Channels 1-7 and 15-22)
  • 467.550- 467.725MHz (GMRS Channels 8-14 & Repeater 23-30)

Introducing GMRS and the KG-905G

The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a two way radio service that offers some powerful benefits. Users are allowed to transmit at high power, up to 50 watts, and use advanced equipment, such as repeaters that enable you to transmit over large areas. The GMRS requires the user to purchase a license, and a single license covers the user and their extended family for 10 years.

The KG-905G was designed to allow you to take advantage of all that GMRS has to offer and more. Right out of the box this radio is configured to allow you to transmit on the 15 high powered GMRS simplex channels, 8 low powered simplex channels, as well as the 8 repeater channels.

Read this chapter to learn the basics of using your new KG-905G radio, such as selecting a channel, transmitting and receiving, and scanning.

The KG-905G is pre-configured with 8 GMRS repeater channels. The channels are in Group 04 and are named RPT-15 through RPT-22.

What is a Repeater?

In basic terms, a repeater is a device that is used to increase the range of two way radios. Repeaters will receive a transmission on one frequency and simultaneously rebroadcast

that transmission on a different frequency. Repeaters are often set up in a fixed location and connected to an antenna that is mounted at a higher elevation to provide better range than is normally available with radio-to-radio (simplex) communications.

Locating a Repeater

Using GMRS repeaters can significantly increase the range of your radio, but just tuning to one of the repeater channels isn’t necessarily going to work. You first have to be sure there is a repeater listening on that channel’s frequency, and you have to be within range of that repeater.

The best resource for locating GMRS repeaters is the website www.myGMRS.com. This site has an extensive database of GMRS repeaters throughout the United States.

It is important to keep in mind that a GMRS repeater is not necessarily intended for public use. They are owned by individuals and are sometimes intended for private use or require permission to use. Before connecting to a GMRS repeater, be sure that you have permission or that the owner is fine with public use. The description on the myGMRS website usually indicates if permission is required and provides a way to get in touch with the owner.

Group 04 channels (RPT-15 through RPT-22) have the same receive frequency as Group 03 channels (GMRS-15 through GMRS-22). However, the transmit frequency for these channels is assigned to a frequency specifically designated as a GMRS repeater input frequency. The following are the default frequencies for these channels.

Default GMRS Channels and Frequencies

Simplex Channels

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Repeater Channels

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The scanning reciever frequency is 400-480MHz.

Wouxun KG-905G Technical Information

Frequency Range

  • 462.5500-462.7250MHz (Group 3)
  • 462.5625-462.7125MHz (Group 1)
  • 467.5500-467.7250MHz (Group 4)
  • 467.5675-467.7125MHz (Group 2)

Wouxun KG-905G

  • 2600mAh Li-Ion Battery Pack (7,4VDC)
  • Dimensions: 5.25 in. x 2.5 in. x1.5 in. (132mm × 62mm × 37mm
  • Weight: 12 oz. (340g)
  • Antenna connector type: SMA Male (Standard)

Accessory Compatibility

The Wouxun KG-905G shares battery compatibility with the new Wouxun KG-UV8H amateur radio. This allows you to upgrade to the BLO-011 3200mAh battery if desired. It is not compatible with the battery accessories of the KG-805G.

The audio accessory port uses a standard “Kenwood” K1 style connector and will work with many audio accessories, including those designed for the KG-805G or even the Baofeng UV-5R.

The same Wouxun programming cable designed for the KG-805G will work with the KG-905G.

The antenna connector is the same between the KG-805G and the KG-905G, so popular aftermarket antennas such as the Nagoya NA-771 will work.

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