Showing posts with label Wouxun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wouxun. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Wouxun KG-UV9P: More Power

Friday, February 22, 2019

Wouxun KG-UVD1P

An oldie, but a goodie...
"I have 6 (six) variants of this radio with the original UV-1D being my favorite! Back in 2011 when I first became a ham radio op, the Wouxun was the 'cheap' low-cost entry level rig (the world before baofeng). Coming in at nearly $80 less than the stellar FT-60 the UV-1D was right in my budget range. 8 (Eight) Years later, it's still my 'go-to' handi. While it's not my favorite HT (Kenwood TH-k20) it is the one I find myself using anytime I am forced to use a hand-held radio. Over the years I've added a pair of 2m/6m and 2m/220 versions as well as a few spare 2m/70cm rigs. When my eldest passed his tech test last year-he got a New Wouxun HT. As you can see I'm pretty heavily invested in Wouxun, and although I sometimes wonder if I'd been better off with an offering from the Big3 (unattainable in '11), when you add it all up ($) it seems like money well spent. K4CDN"

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Google Trends - Radios

Google Trends for Baofeng, Wouxun, Anytone, Yaesu, and Icom

Google Trends for Baofeng, Wouxun, and Anytone

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BuyTwoWayRadios: Wouxun KG-D901 DMR Bundle

If you've got more money to spend on a new radio, you might consider the Wouxun KG-D901 DMR Holiday Bundle from for $199.99:
"What's in the Kit:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wouxun KG-UV8T

"KG-UV8T features Amateur Tri-Band operation (144/220/440 MHz), true dual simultaneous receive (V+V, U+U, V+U), now with Cross-band repeat function, 999 Channels, large LCD color display, CTCSS/DCS encode and decode, and 12.5/25.0 KHz wide/narrow bandwidth selection."

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Wouxun KG-UV8E: Tri-band HT Overview

"Fans of the 1.25 meter band rejoice! The Wouxun KG-UV8E Tri Band Radio is here! This variation of the KG-UV8D takes the advanced features of the KG-UV8D Plus and adds a third ham band for even greater versatility."

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wouxun KG-D901 (DMR): Unboxing

Hams have a good option in the TYT MD-380, but I'm excited to see the comparisons with the Wouxun KG-D901. If you are already in the Wouxun ecosystem, this may be an easy choice for you since the KG-D901 shares accessories with radios like the KG-UV9D.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wouxun KG-D901: Demo Units

"At first glance, The KG-D901 looks almost identical to the analog KG-UV9D and KG-UV9D Plus multi-banders, with the large, color LCD display first introduced in popular KG-UV8D and now considered a standard fixture in the latest generation of Wouxun portable handheld transceivers. It has the same keypad layout found on both the 8D and 9D models and the same array of buttons on the side. It has the volume and channel knobs, TX/RX LEDs and flashlight typically found on the other Wouxun radios as well.
As soon as you turn it on, however, the similarities end. It may look and feel familiar on the outside, but this is not a typical analog Wouxun radio at all. It's digital. As a Wouxun product, the KG-D901 is something entirely new. 

Key Features 
Unlike the 8D and 9D, the D901 is a single band transceiver, in your choice of either a UHF or VHF version. Most of the primary features are expected, and compared to other DMR digital radios, they may not seem particularly unique. However, there is one item on the list that may give the D901 a little extra. It is noted in bold.
  • 400-470MHz UHF frequencies (UHF Model)
  • 136-174MHz VHF frequencies (VHF Model)
  • Analog and Digital Modes
  • Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) digital technology
  • Direct and Repeater Modes
  • 16 memory channel and 2 Zones
  • Built-in CTCSS/DCS signaling in analog mode
  • Text Messaging (Digital Mode)
  • All Calls, Group Calls, Select Calls (Digital Mode)
  • Scrambler Function (Analog Mode)
  • Digital Encryption
  • Microphone Modulation Setting
  • IP57 Water Resistant"
"The KG-D901 package includes one KG-D901 single band UHF or VHF two way radio (depending on your version of choice), a 7.4v, 2000mAh battery pack, belt clip, antenna, desktop charger, AC power cord, and wrist strap. The demo models we received did not include a manual, but we expect one to be in the box when the final version of the radio ships from Wouxun.
The Wouxun KG-D901 is expected to arrive early summer 2016."

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wouxun KG-UV8E: Tri-band HT

BuyTwoWayRadios has the Wouxun KG-UV8E tri-band HT:
"The KG-UV8E is based on the very popular Wouxun KG-UV8D, the dual band portable handheld radio best known for its large color display, cross band repeat capability and true simultaneous two band reception, all at a very low price point. At the moment of its introduction in 2014, the KG-UV8D was an instant hit, and it is still the handheld of choice among many hams today.

However, the 2 meter and 70cm bands are becoming crowded, and many hams are moving to the 1.25 meter band for some breathing room. The problem? There aren't a lot of 1.25 meter radios out there, and the ones that are available tend to swap the beloved 2 meter band for it. This means amateurs had to choose between a dual bander with either 1.25m VHF and UHF, or 2m VHF and UHF. If you used a handheld for both, you either had to carry two dual band radios, or give up a VHF band altogether.

The solution? Wouxun created a portable handheld that includes all three. It's the KG-UV8E, and it's available now from Buy Two Way Radios!"
In short:
"The Wouxun KG-UV8E has all the same features of the KG-UV8D along with the feature upgrades of theKG-UV8D Plus. In fact, for all intents and purposes, it is a UV8D Plus, with the addition of one extra band for full transmit and receive on 1.25 meters from 222Mhz to 225Mhz."
You can pick one up for $139.99.

Full spec sheet is here (PDF).

Thursday, April 21, 2016

No Baofeng Policy

N4NJJ - No Baofeng Policy:
"In order to provide the best experience for all operators, our repeater system has a zero tolerance for Baofeng, Wouxon, Retevis, etc. radios. These portables do not have the ability to perform pre-emphasis/de-emphasis, which results in below acceptable audio levels. Users to the system are encouraged to operate a commercial and/or public safety grade portable or mobile. Users are also encouraged to use amateur grade gear."
And N4NJJ's open letter about the policy.

Via Chinese Ham Radio Google+

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wouxun KG-UV8E

Via a comment on another post, comes a link to the Wouxun KG-UV8E. Specs and pics follow:

WOUXUN KG-UV8E Triband (latest 2016)

Triband, True Dual Receive, Cross Band Repeater, Waterproof IP55  TERBARU 
WOUXUN  is HT known brands with very good sensitivity, clear sound, high quality.
What are the main advantages of this HT?
  • Triband TX-RX: 136-174, 350-399, 400-520 MHz new
  • Voice Compander  new
  • Group scrambler new
  • True Dual Receive (can receive signals at two different frequencies simultaneously)
  • Duplex Cross-band  (can receive and transmit simultaneously on two different frequencies)
  • Cross-band repeater  (receiving in the VHF and UHF transmit back on, or vice versa)
  • Receive very good quality , cleaner and sharper.
  • Layar besar, display warna, full dimmed when standby new
  • Function side buttons can be programmed
  • Large memory capacity of 999 channels
  • Saving electricity usage, the battery is more durable, longer standby.
  • The latest model , cool and steady.
  • LED flashlight for emergencies
  • FM radio for information and entertainment channels
  • Waterproof  Rating IP55 (dustproof, resistant of spray water / rain storm)
Expensive or Cheap? True dual receive, full duplex, and cross band repeat is a feature which only HT Japan 5 million upwards.
Product quality WOUXUN known for good in the world, not only in Indonesia, please google to prove themselves.
Technical specifications WOUXUN KG-UV8E:
  • Triband frequencies: 135-174 MHz, 350-399MHz and 400-520MHz
  • Max power: 5 watts to 4 watts VHF and UHF
  • True Dual Receive (receiving two frequencies simultaneously)
  • Cross Band Repeater (RX and TX on one frequency in another frequency band)
  • Dual Display, Dual Watch
  • Voice Compander
  • 8 Group of Scrambler
  • Radio FM: 76-108MHz
  • 999 Channel Memory
  • Stopwatch function
  • SOS function
  • Tone 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
  • LED flashlight (senter)
  • Low Battery Alert
  • Battery Saver
  • Time-out Timer
  • features VOX 
  • Antenna type: SMA Male
  • Dimensions: 124 x 61 x 33mm (not including buttons and antennas)
  • Weight: 180 gr empty
  • Authorized warranty service and parts for 12 months
  • Waterproof rating IP55
  • Made in China
Paket Wouxun KG-UV8E:
  • Unit HT Wouxun KG-UV8E
  • Battery lithium-ion 1700mAh, 7.4V
  • HT Antenna SMA
  • Charger dock
  • Belt clip + rope
  • Earset
  • Manual

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wouxun KG-UV8D Plus

BuyTwoWayRadios announces the KG-UV8D Plus:
Voice CompanderThe KG-UV8D Plus now supports companding, which is a form of compression to improve the signal to noise ratio for clear audio. 
Non-Standard CTCSS/DCSMost radios typically follow a standard set of CTCSS and DCS codes, and radios such as the KG-UV8D have this pre-set list to choose from in the menu of the radio. The KG-UV8D Plus allows you to manually enter non-standard CTCSS and DCS codes into the radio. 
ScramblerThe KG-UV8D Plus is now equipped with a voice scrambler. Since this radio is only approved for use as an amateur radio in the US, and hams are not allowed to scramble their signals, this is not a feature most operators will likely use. However, every country has its own regulations, so the addition of a scrambler may be useful in other parts of the world. 
Backlight AdjustmentOne of the most useful upgrades to the KG-UV8D Plus is the ability to adjust the timing and intensity of the backlight for the LCD display. This is the same upgrade incorporated into the KG-UV9D Plus and is a long time coming. This feature should be in every two way radio with a display. 
FM Radio Frequency Storage and RetrievalThe KG-UV8D Plus now allows you to store up to 20 preset frequencies into the built-in commercial FM radio. Some operators do use the FM radio to hear their favorite local commercial radio stations and will likely find this to be a very handy feature.

"The KG-UV8D Plus currently sells for $119.99, only $10 more than original KG-UV8D with the 2600 mAh high capacity battery upgrade, and you get the bigger battery, too."

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wouxun KG-D901: 2016 Release

Wouxun says the KG-D901 will be released next year. They also say there will be a KG-D900 - it will not have a keypad like the D901. So, it is real, but no firm date for it to be in someone's hands.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Wouxun KG-D901: DMR HT

Is it real? Will it be real? I had seen the image before. The BuyTwoWayRadios guys discuss what we know - which is basically only what you can see in the picture below. Wouxun won't confirm or deny the existence of the DMR radio.

Image via Simon The Wizard

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wouxun KG-UV8D: BuyTwoWayRadios Special

From their webpage:
"The standard KG-UV8D regularly sells for $159.99, but for a limited time, Buy Two Way Radios is offering the standard Wouxun KG-UV8D for a special holiday sale price of only $99.99! 
That's right, the 8D is now available at just under $100! This package includes the Wouxun KG-UV8D with black buttons and all the standard accessories in the box, such as dual band antenna, 1700mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack, belt clip, wrist strap, charger tray, AC cable and owner's manual."

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wouxun KG-UV9D (Plus)

BuyTwoWayRadios has announced a new version of the KG-UV9D:
"The KG-UV9D (Plus) has all of the standard features of the KG-UV9D, plus cross-band repeat capability. It also has 6 additional menu items, most of which are related to cross-band repeat configu

While the Plus does look nearly identical to the standard 9D cosmetically, on closer inspection there are noticeable differences. The buttons on keypad of the UV9D are somewhat square, but the buttons on the 9D Plus are rounded. The speaker grill on the Plus is wider, and the knobs on top are shorter and wider. The PTT button looks and feels different as well, with a bit more play on the edges. The chassis of the UV9D Plus is also a little thicker, measuring about a millimeter or so more than the regular 9D.

However, both radios use the same battery, belt clip, desktop charger, case and other accessories, plusthey use the same Kenwood K1 accessory connector, which means if you already have a 9D, adding a 9D Plus to the mix really won't be much of an issue."
The radio is being sold as part of a special package that includes:
  • The Wouxun KG-UV9D (PLUS) Two Way Radio
  • Two Li-Ion Battery Packs - yes, two of them
  • Multi-Band High Gain Antenna
  • Dual Band Stubby Antenna
  • Two Belt Clips - one for each battery
  • Charger Tray
  • AC Adapter
  • 12V DC Adapter - to charge in a vehicle!
  • Battery Eliminator - to power directly in a vehicle!
  • C-Ring Earpiece with PTT - nice!
  • Speaker Microphone - another nice extra!
  • Leather Case
  • SMA Male to UHF Female (SO-239) Adapter - to connect a mobile antenna!
  • USB Programming Cable/USB Driver CD/Programming Software CD
The package is only being sold as a limited edition and you get everything for $229.99. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Spurious Emissions

Over at /r/amateurradio...
"Apparently the ARRL set up a Spectrum analyzer at Dayton the last few years and offered to test attendee HT's for spurious emissions." 
"At Dayton this year, only 25% of the Baofengs that were tested, complied with Part 97. 21% of Baofengs were borderline, and 54% of Baofengs were non compliant. 86% of Wauxon's were compliant and 14% of Wauxon's were not compliant. Yaesu, Icom, Kenwood, and Connect Systems: 100% were compliant with the Part 97 standards. 
The ARRL concluded that many of the radios that did not comply, would cause harmful interference with other radio services. 
The article is on page 74 & 75 of the November QST."
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.