The Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus is essentially a KG-UV9D with the added feature of cross-band repeat. However, the manual that comes with the KG-UV9D Plus Limited Edition is the same manual packed with the regular 9D, which doesn't support the feature. Therefore, the manual doesn't cover or even mention it. So, how do you enable cross-band repeater functionality on the KG-UV9D Plus?
Configuring the Plus for cross-band functionality will depend somewhat on whether you want to set it up as a directional cross band repeater or a two way cross band repeater. Once you have that sorted out, the rest is a matter of configuring the options in the menu. However, without the manual, some of the menu options may seem somewhat cryptic, and this particular one may be difficult to even find.
The process isn't really that complicated, once you know where to look in the menu. The key menu item is called TYPE-SET, listed as item number 43. Entering this menu item will take you to a sub-menu. The items in the sub-menu are:
TALKIE mode allows the radio to be used as a normal two way radio, or "handy talkie".
DIR-PRT mode sets the radio as a directional cross-band repeater. When this mode is enabled, a small "repeat" icon will appear in the upper left corner of the display and the speaker icon will have an "X" over it in the upper left portion of the B slot on the dual display.
TW-RPT mode sets the radio as a two way cross band repeater. When this mode is enabled, the "repeat" icon will appear in the upper left corner of the display and both speaker icons will show as enabled in the upper left portion of the A the B slots on the dual display.
To set up cross-band repeat:
- Turn on the radio
- Enter VFO (frequency) mode
- Press the MENU button
- Input the number 43 or scroll to TYPE-SET in the menu.
- Press MENU again
- Scroll through the menu and select either DIR-RPT (Directional Cross Band Repeater) or TW-RPT (Two Way Cross Band Repeater)
- Set the desired frequencies in the corresponding slots A and B
Your Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus radio is now set up as either a directional cross band repeater or a two way cross band repeater.