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  • Wouxun upgrades the KG-UV9P with more power

    The Wouxun KG-UV9P High Power Dual Band UHF/VHF Amateur Two Way RadioWhen Wouxun first introduced the KG-UV9P dual band handheld radio, it was already a high powered portable, with 5 watts on UHF and 7 watts on VHF. Now Wouxun has given it an upgrade, boosting the wattage to 7 watts UHF and up to 9 watts* on VHF! Simply put, Wouxun just upgraded the powerful KG-UV9P with even more power!

    If this model is new to you, here's the rundown. The KG-UV9P first arrived in March 2019. It's essentially the KG-UV9D Plus, but with more power, for up to 7 watts on VHF. With our latest shipment, Wouxun just cranked up the power even higher by adding another 2 watts on both bands, and there you go. A high end, feature rich Wouxun handheld with a plethora of power.

    There is one item to note with this upgrade. The KG-UV9P initially included both a standard and a stubby antenna in the package. Wouxun no longer offers a stubby antenna in this newer, higher power version. According to the manufacturer, "the short antenna is not workable with such a high power output. Therefore, we did not include the short antenna... at this time".

    Considering the power maxes out at nearly 9 watts*, this is understandable. As such, use of a stubby antenna on this radio at full power is not recommended.

    The new, more powerful Wouxun KG-UV9P dual band portable handheld amateur radio is now available at Buy Two Way Radios.

    Questions? Leave us a comment below, call us at 1-800-584-1445 or enter our live chat from 8 AM to 6 PM weekdays!

    *Update: in-house testing has shown an average of 8 watts on VHF, depending on the frequency, with a maximum potential power of 9 watts, and may vary between shipments of this model.

  • The Wouxun KG-UVN1 is a DMR Dual Bander for the serious ham

    Wouxun KG-UVN1 Dual Band DMR Digital Two Way RadioA few years ago, Wouxun entered the digital radio market with the KG-D901 DMR radio. Now the company is adding a new, improved DMR model to its product line. It's the Wouxun KG-UNV1, and it could just be the next disrupter in the DMR radio world.

    This isn't a dinky little digital transceiver on a chip. It's a real, professional grade radio designed for business use, with the power and features to match.

    At first glance, the KG-UVN1 looks like a cross between the KG-D901 and a KG-UV9D, with a little of the KG-UV899 keypad thrown in. On closer inspection, it's definitely different from all three. It lacks the bulging curvature of the D901, has a wider horizontal display than the 9D, and is considerably larger than the 899. That's not to say it isn't aesthetically pleasing. On the contrary, it is quite a handsome radio. It just has its own style, and considering its intended functionality, it fits in well.

    Wouxun KG-UVN1 Left SideThe KG-UVN1 is a powerful dual band handheld, with a powerful set of features to match. What we have is a 4 watt UHF, 5 watt VHF radio capable of operating in both digital and analog modes. It supports 3,072 channels, 250 zones, 255 receive groups, and 1,024 contacts. it has a full DTMF keypad, programmable buttons, and Wouxun's signature full color LCD display. It features Private Call, Group Call and All Call, Direct Mode and Repeater Mode, Text Messaging in Digital Mode, an ARTS function, and digital voice encryption. It has CTCSS and DCS in analog mode, remote monitor, remote check and remote enable/disable functions.

    And, like many import radios, it also has a built-in FM radio and a flashlight. Apparently Wouxun considers these last two as standard features for a commercial grade business radio, because they make it a point to build them into many of their models.

    The biggest feature, however, is the number of contacts. It's a huge number. The TYT MD-2017, the TYT UV380, and Anytone AT-D878UV are popular dual band DMR digital radios, each capable of storing over 100,000 contacts. The KG-UVN1 supports one hundred and sixty thousand contacts. This is the most of any radio on the market to date, including the Anytone and TYT models. This is the single greatest advantage of the KG-UVN1 for hams and is why we think this radio could cause some disruption in the amateur arena.

    Now, Wouxun did not particularly build the KG-UVN1 for the amateur. This radio was intended for business users. It was designed as a commercial radio, and if you look at Wouxun's web site, you're going to find it advertised with 1,024 contacts and an eight hour recording function.

    But not our KG-UVN1. At our request, Wouxun modified the firmware to create an amateur version of this radio with 160,000 contacts, just for hams. To do so, they had to make some room in the radio by eliminating the recording feature. So you don't get the eight hour record time, but that space is dedicated now to contacts.

    Why is that important? If you're using the radio for amateur operation, you're going to want to load in all of the contacts for the area or region in which you are using the radios. If you're hitting a wide network of DMR repeaters, you will see the call sign of anyone who is transmitting, right on the radio. There is a global database of contacts online at radioid.net, there are over 130,000 contacts worldwide listed in their database. The kicker? You can load every contact from that database into the KG-UVN1.

    But it gets even better. As a bonus, Wouxun has preloaded the radio with these contacts. Yep, that's right. The KG-UVN1 comes pre-loaded with every contact listed in the RadioID.net database. At last count, that was nearly 130,00 contacts, or 128,948 contacts, to be exact.

    So, right out of the box, if you buy the amateur edition of the Wouxun KG-UVN1 from Buy Two Way Radios, you're going to have all the contacts in the system, and quite possibly, all the contacts in the world preloaded into the radio, at the time the radio was loaded!

    Now, as mentioned, this is a dedicated amateur version of the KG-UVN1. At the time this article was written, this radio is not Part 90 type accepted or approved by the FCC for business use. So if you buy this radio now, what you're going to get is a radio that's locked to the amateur frequencies.

    The amateur version of the KG-UVN1 operates on 420 MHz to 450 MHZ UHF and 144 MHz to 148 MHz VHF. Once the radio receives its commercial approval and its FCC ID number, it can be updated for a wider frequency range within the approved specs. So, if you buy it now, you won't be getting a radio that's going to be obsolete in awhile, you're getting a radio that can be updated in the future to open it up to commercial frequencies. At the moment, it will work just fine on the amateur frequencies only.

    But then, if you're a licensed amateur radio operator, and you're buying this for amateur use, you really shouldn't need it to operate outside the ham bands anyway. Just sayin'.

    Some of the less prominent features are also somewhat interesting. These are all security related. Wouxun considers security and privacy important for business communications, so it added a few extra features to ensure the radio itself is secure for use in the field. These include the ability to set a security password for programming the radio and the ability to hide the menu or selected menu items from the end user. Wouxun also lists a feature called Menu Encryption, although at the time this article was written, it did not seem to actually exist in the list of menu options. It's no deal breaker, and probably not anything most hams would use anyway, but since Wouxun printed it in their manual and on the box, it's worth noting.

    Wouxun KG-UVN1 with battery packThe Wouxun KG-UVN1 is powered by a high capacity 2600mAh (19.24Wh) Lithium-ion battery pack. It is similar to the optional high capacity battery pack available for the KG-UV8D, although taller and heavier in weight. It weighs in at 4.41 ounces, compared to the 4.23 ounce battery for the 8D. It does make the radio seem heftier, but it also provides the N1 with substantial uptime on a full charge.

    Although the batteries and chargers are different, the KG-UVN1 is still easy to accessorize. it uses an SMA Male antenna connector, so, there are a plethora of OEM and third party antennas available that will work for it. Unlike the MD-2017, which uses a multi-pin connector, The KG-UVN1 uses the Kenwood two pin (K1) style connector commonly found on most import handheld radios such as the Baofeng UV-5R, Wouxun KG-UV8D, and TYT-MD-380. If you already have audio accessories for one or more of these radios, chances are they have this connector and they'll work with this Wouxun. That's definitely a plus for the KG-UVN1.

    Durability has never been an issue with Wouxun. This manufacturer produces high quality, business grade radios, and the KG-UVN1 is no exception. This isn't your twenty dollar disposable dual bander. The UVN1 is a professional grade two way radio with the solid, stout look and feel expected of such a device.

    Wouxun KG-UVN1 in chargerWouxun does understate the weight of this radio. According to the specs in their manual, it's 300 grams, or 10.58 ounces. It's actually over 11 ounces, or 11.71 ounces, to be exact, and that's including the high capacity battery. It may be a stout dual band DMR radio, but it's certainly not a full pounder.

    Then there is the price, and that's the best part. For all that's packed into this radio, the Wouxun KG-UVN1 is priced at only $159.99. That's a heck of a deal. It's the same price point as the MD-2017, and significantly less than the Anytone AT-D878UV. All things considered, it's a great price for this radio.

    In fact, this radio matches up very well to the MD-2017, but the UVN1 has some advantages that put it on top of the TYT and all the other amateur DMR radios on currently the market. The number of contacts, solid construction, high capacity battery, powerful feature set, compatibility with existing audio accessories and budget friendly price all combine to make the Wouxun KG-UVN1 a DMR Dual Bander for the serious ham.

    Want to learn more about the Wouxun KG-UVN1? Listen to an in-depth discussion about this new dual band DMR radio in Episode 137 of The Two Way Radio Show podcast!

  • TWRS-137 - The New Wouxun KG-UVN1 and Blackbox Digital Base Station

    Two Way Radio Show
    We tell you about a new digital two way radio from Wouxun and a new DMR base station from Blackbox. We’ll also take comments and questions from our blog, our YouTube channel and our forum.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:08

    Discussion Topic 1:26
    We introduce the new Wouxun KG-UVN1 dual band DMR digital two way radio and the new Blackbox Digital DMR Dual Band Base Station. We'll give you an overview of their features and specifications, and compare them to their analog counterparts.


    Questions and Answers 40:19
    Comments and questions from readers of our
    Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 48:19
    Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at]buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

    © 2019 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.

  • TWRS-135 - New Higher Power Handheld Radios for 2019

    Two Way Radio Show
    We tell you about some new high power portable handheld radios from Wouxun and Midland for 2019. We’ll also take comments and questions from our blog and forums.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:15

    Discussion Topic 1:33
    We talk about the new Wouxun KG-UV7D and KG-UV9P 7 watt radios as well as the new Midland T290VP4 and T295VP4 GMRS radios. We’ll discuss the comparisons between radio wattage and performance, how much more power these new handhelds have, and debate whether this is the beginning of a new trend towards higher powered radios, or not.

    Questions and Answers 43:47
    Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 50:25
    Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at]buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

    © 2019 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.

  • The new Wouxun KG-UV7D and KG-UV9P high powered portables are here!

    Wouxun KG-UV7D and KG-UV9PWouxun has a reputation for feature rich, well constructed handheld transceivers at great prices. Models such as the KG-UV8D and KG-UV9D Plus have long been favorites of many hams, particularly for their powerful features, cross-band repeat capability and, of course, the now legendary Wouxun color LCD display. Recently Wouxun announced it is taking two of its popular, classic models, refreshing them into new models and adding more power. These two new radios, Wouxun KG-UV7D and KG-UV9P, are high powered portables, with up to 5 watts on UHF and 7 watts on the VHF band. Now, the new Wouxun KG-UV7D and KG-UV9P high powered portables are here!

    Wouxun aimed each model at a specific user, although both can be used by amateur radio operators. According to Wouxun, both radios have the same FCC IDs as their predecessors and use the same programming software. The KG-UV6D accessories are also compatible with the KG-UV7D, and KG-UV9D Plus accessories will also work with the new KG-UV9P.

    Wouxun KG-UV7DKG-UV7D
    The Wouxun KG-UV7D is the successor to the KG-UV6D, a business grade workhorse of a radio that was Part 90 type accepted for business use. The 7D not only replaces the 6D, it is the same radio, with one exception. It now has 5 watts of power on UHF and 7 watts of power on VHF.

    This extra power only enhances the already powerful features carried over from the 6D, such as the 199 programmable memory channels with CTCSS and DSC Scan, priority channel scanning, and 1750 Hz burst tone. the selectable power feature allows the 7D more latitude as well, giving you the option to transmit at high, medium or low power instead of simply in high or low power mode.

    Other standard features include VOX support, SOS function, multi-scan mode, busy channel lockout, auto and manual keypad lock, customizable power on display message, English voice guide, FM radio, and a built-in flashlight. It's also quite rugged, as it is IP55 dust and waterproof. After all, it's primarily built for business use. Price- $109.99.

    Wouxun KG-UV9PKG-UV9P
    The KG-UV9P is the model that is more likely to appeal to hams. It is an amateur radio, and replaces the KG-UV9D Plus. In fact, it is a 9D Plus, with the addition of the same 5 watt UHF and 7 watt VHF power boost given to the KG-UV7D.

    Like the 9D Plus, the KG-UV9P has UHF/VHF dual band tranmit, 7 band reception, 999 programmable memory channels, QT/DQT encoding and decoding, DTMF encode/decode and 25KHz/12.5KHz wide/narrow bandwidth selection. It features simultaneous dual band reception and can transmit on one band at the same time it receives on the other!

    It also has the now legendary Wouxun color LCD display with five brightness levels and plenty of screen space to display two bands simultaneously. The display alone is a premium feature of this radio, and greatly enhances the overall operating experience.

    One of the biggest features of the 9D Plus was the cross-band repeater. The KG-UV9P includes it as well! Other features include multiple scan functionality, priority scan, CTCSS/DCS scan and the ability to scan two bands simultaneously.

    Of course, as we all know, hams like to talk. So, operating an amateur radio at higher transmit power for an extended period may require an power source that can adequately handle it, and without losing uptime. No worries. The KG-UV9P includes something really special, a high capacity 3200mAh battery pack! This super sized battery comes standard with the 9P package, which adds even more value to an already feature packed portable! Price- $139.99.

    The KG-UV7D and KG-UV9D may be made of the same stuff as their predecessors, but they do add something new to the mix - more power. Both models are now available to ship from our warehouse at Buy Two Way Radios.

  • TWRS-131 - An Old Wouxun Radio Gets a New Face

    Two Way Radio Show
    We discuss the upgrade of the Wouxun KG-UV950P quad band mobile radio into the new Wouxun KG-UV980P, tell you which Wouxun radios are FCC type accepted, and announce some new TYT DMR radio bundles for your ham shack.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:16

    Discussion Topic 1:35
    The Wouxun KG-UV950P is a popular mobile radio among hams, and for good reason. It's a quad bander, with reception and transmission on 2m, 6m, 10m and 70cm frequencies, twin band simultaneous reception, cross-band repeat capability and all at a great low price. Now, Wouxun is giving this mobile a makeover, with a new front panel, new controls, a new display and a new model number. The new model is the Wouxun KG-UV980P.

    FCC IDs for Wouxun Radios 10:25
    Is your Wouxun radio FCC type accepted for business, amateur or anything? Check out our Wouxun Radio FCC ID and Type Acceptance Chart!

    New TYT DMR Radio Bundles 15:15
    We introduce the TYT MD-9600 Digital Ham Radio Base Station Kit and TYT Digital Ham Shack Mega Bundle.

    Questions and Answers 18:35
    Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 21:05
    Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at]buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

    © 2018 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.


  • Wouxun Radio FCC ID and Type Acceptance Chart

    Wouxun KG-UVD1P Two Way RadioThere has been some concern about the effects of the recent FCC enforcement advisory on the marketing and sale of import radios, especially within the amateur radio community. As a dealer, we shared those concerns and discussed them at length in episodes TWRS-128 and TWRS-129 of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast.

    We are an authorized Wouxun dealer in the US, and our friends at Wouxun were very helpful in providing us with the additional information needed to ensure that the models we sell are compliant with the FCC rules. We want our customers to be confident that the radios they purchase from us will meet these requirements, so we created a Wouxun Radio FCC ID and Type Acceptance Chart using the information provided by Wouxun for reference.

    Wouxun manufactures and distributes their products around the world, so some models may be available in different markets in different versions. Because we are a US dealer, we carry the commercial version when both an amateur and commercial version is available, since the amateur frequency ranges are included in the FCC grant for the part 90 approval. For example, the KG-UVD1P is listed with an amateur version and a commercial version, but we only carry the commercial one.

    The following chart lists the Wouxun models on our web site with FCC IDs and FCC type acceptance.

    Wouxun Radio FCC ID and Type Acceptance Chart
    Model Radio Type FCC ID FCC Standard Approved Frequency Range
    KG-UVD1P Amateur WVTWOUXUN04 Part 90 144-148/430-450MHz TX, Full band on RX
    KG-UVD1P Commercial WVTWOUXUN05 Part 90 136-174/217-222MHz TX, Full band on RX
    KG-UVD1P Commercial WVTWOUXUN04 Part 90 136-174/406.1-470MHz TX/RX
    KG-UV6D V2 Commercial WVTWOUXUN07 Part 90 136-174/406.1-512MHz TX/RX
    KG-UV8D Amateur WVTWOUXUN10 Part 97/15B 144-148/420-450MHz TX, Full band on RX
    KG-UV899 Amateur WVTWOUXUN10 Part 97/15B 144-148/420-450MHz TX, Full band on RX
    KG-UV8D (Plus) Amateur WVTWOUXUN12 Part 97/15B 144-148/420-450MHz TX, Full band on RX
    KG-UV8E Amateur Part 15B 144-148/222-225/420-450MHz TX, Full band on RX
    KG-UV9D(E) Amateur WVTWOUXUN12 Part 97/15B 144-148/420-450MHz TX, Full band on RX
    KG-UV9D (Plus) Amateur WVTWOUXUN12 Part 97/15B 144-148/420-450MHz TX, Full band on RX
    KG-UV920P-A Commercial WVTWOUXUN09 Part 90 136-174/406.1-470MHz TX/RX
    KG-UV950P
    KG-UV980P
    Amateur Part 15B 28-29.7/50-54/144-148/430-450MHzTX, Full band on RX
    KG-D901 Commercial WVTWOUXUN11 Part 90 406.1-470MHz TX/RX

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We welcome your feedback! You can also leave a comment below.

  • Buy a Wouxun KG-UV8D, get a free upgrade to the Plus and a free case!

    Note: This promotion expired July 31, 2018 and is no longer available.

    As part of our Buy Two Way Radios website Redesign Promotion Event, we're offering a special deal on a popular Wouxun transceiver. For a limited time only, buy a Wouxun KG-UV8D, get a free upgrade to the Plus!

    That's right. when you purchase an standard Wouxun KG-UV8D, we'll automatically upgrade your order to the KG-UV8D Plus! This is a great offer and is only available at Buy Two Way Radios until July 31, 2018 or until we run out of them, whichever comes first!

    The KG-UV8D Plus has all the features you love about the classic 8D, plus a few added upgrades, including adjustable LCD backlight intensity, the power to edit the Power-On message as you need, and the ability to store and retrieve up to 20 sets of frequencies in the FM radio. Plus, it has several new features, such as a voice compander, scrambler, and non-standard CTCSS/DCS. For a feature comparison, read Wouxun KG-UV8D and KG-UV8D Plus menu options.

    But that's not all. Along with the free upgrade, you also get a FREE XLT CS200G Universal Carrying Case! The XLT CS200G is a tough, water resistant radio case made with Cordura® fabric and coated with DuPont™ Teflon® to repel oil based liquids and water. It has a heavy duty belt loop and works with many handheld business, consumer, amateur and marine two way radios, including the KG-UV8D and KG-UV8D Plus.

    This Free upgrade and carry case special applies to the standard KG-UV8D with black buttons only (Model number KG-UV8D-STD) and is only available for a limited time and only from Buy Two Way Radios. You don't need a special coupon or a promo code. When you buy an KG-UV8D, your free upgrade to the KG-UV8D Plus will be applied to your order automatically. Plus, there's no purchase limit! Buy one radio or buy ten, and and you will receive a FREE upgrade to the KG-UV8D Plus with each radio ordered, but only while supplies last.

    Note: This offer is valid until July 31, 2018 or while supplies last. When we're out of radios we're out. No rainchecks. So, if you want the FREE upgrade, don't wait. Do it now!

  • Radio 101 - How to reset the Wouxun KG-UV8D to English

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ9kcgrxtig

    The Wouxun KG-UV8D can be reset to factory defaults. It's a quick and easy reset. However, if your native language is English, it could also be confusing, because the default language of the menu is Chinese.

    In this episode of Radio 101, Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios and The Two Way Radio Show Podcast shows you how to reset the Wouxun KG-UV8D and return it to an English menu. This procedure works for the Wouxun KG-UV8D, KG-UV8D Plus, and KG-UV8E two way radios.

    Want more videos? Browse our video blog and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

  • TWRS-122 - New Two Way Radios For 2018

    Two Way Radio Show
    We tell you about some new two way radios for 2018. We also review the Motorola SL-300 Portable Two Way Radio.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:18

    Discussion Topic 1:35
    We discuss some of the latest in the world of Two Way Radios for 2018. We'll tell you about a new model in the Kenwood business radio line, some surprising news and a great deal from Midland, a new Limited Edition radio kit from Wouxun and a new DMR radio from TYT.

    Product Review 28:19
    We review the Motorola SL300 Portable Two Way Radio.

    Questions and Answers 35:46
    Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 39:10
    Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at]buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

    © 2018 Cricket Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.


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