Monday, July 8, 2013

Quansheng TG-K4AT (UV)

Nate has been following up on the Quansheng TG-K4ATUV that he first talked about here. (Following is Nate's research with some edits from me - so assume any mistakes are mine.)

This is a radio I've sent you the link for, a long time ago, but there wasn't much discussion about it. Now there is a short video:

And a 26 minute full un-boxing, comparison and demo video in Russian:

Can't speak Russian, but minor things like language barriers didn't stop me before:


- Seems like he is happy with the quality of the plastic.
- The battery label reads: 7.4V 2000mV
- The radio is slightly larger than the Baofang UV-5R (slightly taller and wider, roughly the same thickness), including the display, which will be easier to handle for all those who say that the UV-5R was too small. I think the display is clearer/easier to read too (nice side by side picture at 07:50).

* Note that in the video he is also comparing the radio to the TG-K4A - a mono-band radio that, ahmm, 'resembles' the Yaesu FT-50.

- The charger he got (European plug) had the AC plug going directly to the charger's base (no wall wart like the UV-5R).
- The charger has an indentation at the bottom that enables you to charge the battery without the radio (very useful if you use multiple batteries).
- He is talking about the layout of the keypad which is 0 at the button, "like in a telephone'.
- The rubber that protects the accessories jacks has a hinge, it doesn't hang on a band like the one in the UV-5R.
- All in all the quality of the build seems very similar.
- Has both 2.5KHz and 6.25KHz steps.
- Keypad operation is the same as the Baofeng UV-5R.
- A/B operation, if I understand correctly, if you started in A, and a signal made the radio go to B, it will eventually go back to A after 3 seconds of inactivity (I think the A/B on the UV-5R stays where the last signal came from).
- The flash light LED can light up as usual, but it can also be in flashing mode (like the UV-82).


  1. Caution.
    The device has an error in the search.
    You may not use the channel 8 (whether 2 meters or 70cm frequency)
    Then the machine will scan the memory scan wrong
    First, channel 1, then channel 8, then channel 2, then channel 8, then channel 3, then channel etc.etc 8th
    So do not use channel 8!
    Then the search is ok ...

  2. Interesting bug, I just had it do this with Channel 10.
    I deleted channel 10 and it now looks fine.

  3. After 2 times completely reset it now works for me.
    All channels can now search the program without error.
    Who knows what the machine has swallowed?


  4. Someone knows where can I find the software? I have the TG-k4AT ver. 1.7 but it doesn't work!