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How to reset the Wouxun KG-UV8D to factory settings and English prompts

KG-UV8-Display-800.jpgThe Wouxun KG-UV8D two way radio has a quick and easy reset. The only downside to the reset operation is it also clears out all the language settings and sets them to the default. English is its second language. The default is Chinese. The reset process clears all the language settings, both voice prompts and menu items shown on the display. If you speak and read Chinese, that's not an issue. If English is your first or only language, fear not, we're here to help. if you can read this, follow the instructions below and post-reset navigation should not be a challenge.

There are two reset options.

Functional Parameter Reset (VFO)
the VFO option resets the function settings to factory defaults without wiping out the channel settings.

Total Parameter Reset (ALL)
The ALL option performs a full reset back to factory defaults and clears the channel settings.

Follow the steps below to reset a Wouxun KG-UV8D, KG-UV8D Plus, or KG-UV8E two way radio from Buy Two Way Radios to its original factory settings and English prompts.

To perform a VFO Reset
1. Turn on the radio and press the MENU button.
2. Press the UP and DOWN arrow key to select RESET (Menu Item 51).
3. Press MENU to choose RESET.
4. Press the UP/DOWN arrow keys to choose VFO.
5. Press MENU. The radio will display RESET SURE?
6. Press MENU to confirm. The radio will display Waite please (yes, "wait" with an "e") for a few seconds, then shut down and restart.
7. The radio will revert to Chinese language mode. Reset is complete.

To perform a FULL Reset
1. Turn on the radio and press the MENU button.
2. Press the UP and DOWN arrow key to select RESET (Menu Item 51).
3. Press MENU to choose RESET.
4. Press the DOWN arrow key to choose ALL.
5. Press MENU. The radio will display RESET SURE?
6. Press MENU to confirm. The radio will display Waite please for a few seconds, then shut down and restart.
7. The radio will revert to Chinese language mode. Reset is complete.

To set language from Chinese to English
1. Press MENU.
2. Press the UP and DOWN arrow key to select LANGUAGE (Menu Item 12). Note: the menu will be in Chinese, so the next two steps are important if you cannot read Chinese characters.
3. Press MENU.
4. Press the DOWN arrow key once.
5. Press MENU.
6. Press EXIT.

A reset may resolve many issues or malfunctions, but may not work for every scenario. However, it is usually a recommended first step when troubleshooting a two way radio.

14 thoughts on “How to reset the Wouxun KG-UV8D to factory settings and English prompts”

  • Dimitris

    I have a woundedxun 8D and it is programmed on a computer. It has a code and I can't reeset. Is there another way to do a total reeset ????

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  • Mohamad

    The selector is stuck on the volume part, and there is no button working, it is all locked. Any help?

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    • Rick

      Could you clarify what you mean when you say the selector is stuck on the "volume part"? Are you saying the On/Off Volume knob is stuck or the channel selector knob is stuck on a menu item? If the buttons are not working, it is possible the Key Lock is enabled. Activating the Key Lock would disable most keys and operations of your radio, including the channel knob. If there is a key icon on your screen, the Key Lock is enabled. Hold down the Key Lock button for a couple of seconds until the Key Lock icon disappears from the screen, and your keys and channel knob should be enabled. However, if the channel knob or volume knob is physically stuck and won't turn, the radio may be damaged.

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  • Otto

    Lots of help..Thank you

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  • Otto

    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Was on Chinese mode.

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  • Glenn Thomas Bellot
    Glenn Thomas Bellot March 4, 2019 at 5:55 am

    I have a Wouxon KG-UV950P that I can receive on but can't seem to transmit. I key the mic and the red transmit light lights up but no indication that I'm transmitting on the radio. I did the hard reset as instructed above but did not fix problem. Any suggestions?

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  • BOB LECH

    Thank you so much for providing the information on the full reset
    73 bob af2dx

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  • kevin

    thank you for the help

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  • Rick

    You're welcome!

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  • bradley ruhberg
    bradley ruhberg June 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    thank you thank you for this guide I reset by accident (dont ask) and was cussin myself for not taking Chinese in High School. This guide was the key and its right on the money!!!! thanks again 73 wb8rg

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  • Ricky Neeble

    I sure can't read Chinese and was lost until I read and followed your instructions, 5 stars for your help, TY......

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