I purchased this G5 after months of research and debating. I live in the simulcast rich New Jersey! Listening to the NJICS system on a BCD536HP wasn’t cutting it anymore. I noticed I was missing transmissions with the Uniden radios. This little rugged, water resistant, and compact device is amazing. First of all, the battery. It truly is incredible! With heavy usage, I have had it on from 9am-2:30am so far and still have battery life. No charging was done all day!! I’m able to listen to the Monmouth County 700 system while on call for EMS to monitor some surrounding towns and the NJICS system while at work to monitor the NJ State Police with no problem. It will also come in handy when an agency nearby switches to NJICS in the near future. The customer service rocks too! Thanks for this radio it has really helped me a lot!