I use Kenwood NEXEDGE NX-300 digital portables on GMRS, in analog mode. I've been playing with NDXN digital mode on the 440 ham band.
Kenwood's NEXEDGE line of digital portables, mobiles, and NXR series repeaters specifically have Part 95 type acceptance, in addition to Part 90. It appears to be Kenwood's company policy, i.e., make the radio marketable in every radio service the frequency range covers. Makes sense. Motorola and others didn't bother to check the Part 95 box on FCC Form 730 when applying for type acceptance, most likely because it pertains to where they intend to market the radio. Kenwood's approach may be somewhat of a leftover from the old days where you had to use Part 90 radios on GMRS because there weren't any cheap bubble pack radios around at the time.
Kenwood is an excellent choice for good Part 90 radios that specifically have Part 95 type acceptance in addition to Part 90.
Ham [HA] = N1DAS (2/1984)
GMRS [ZA] = KAE9013 (12/1992)
Last edited by n1das; 04-18-2012 at 4:17 PM..