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For your convenience, an optional USB programming cable (Model PCO-003) is available to program the Wouxun KG-UV920P-A from a computer.
NOTE: When you purchase this programming cable, we will include the USB cable driver and programming software on mini-CD.
The Ham Radio Starter Kit is your discount ticket to the exciting world of amateur radio! Compiled by hams for hams, this kit has everything you need to get you started as an amateur radio operator at minimal cost!
The Ham Radio Starter Kit Mobile/Base Station Edition is a great training package for an amateur radio club Technician License class or instructional program. It comes in handy for a new hams who are just getting started and want to build a ham shack on a budget. It's the perfect gift for that ham in your life who wants a mobile or base station radio to Get On The Air.
The Ham Radio Starter Kit Mobile Base Station includes:
The Wouxun KG-UV920P-A Dual Band UHF/VHF Base/Mobile Amateur Radio
Wouxun SPS30WIN 30A Switching Power Supply
Tram 1185 Amateur Dual-Band Magnet Antenna
USB Programming Cable
Wouxun KG-UV920P-A/KG-UV950P USB Data Cable Driver and Programming Software
|Maximum Output Power||50 Watts|
|Digital Standard||Analog Only|
|Frequency Bands||1.5 Meter (220), 2 Meter (VHF), 70 cm (UHF)|
-2 out of 3 radios came with issues: one had a boot issue and another had a fan that would run continuous as soon as power was supplied whether the radio was on or off and with or without the faceplate. BUT I've seen issues like this with other radios and, generally, once you get a working radio they tend to last forever. I already have one that's been installed in my truck for at least 6 years and no issues. The features these radios come with are well worth the hassle of a possible lemon. They are jam-packed with the features of a $600+ rig. -Clear transmissions reported on a NMO 2/70 antenna, though range is limited with this particular setup. -Excellent reception from distant repeater stations -Audio volume is an issue with these radios across the board. It goes from dead quiet to about 50% volume when going from level 2 to 3, but good news is that it's LOUD. -The mic has a good quality feel to it and it does have its own built-in speaker WITH its own potentiometer, so that's 3 separate speakers on this thing. Also has option to connect your own in the back. -Remote faceplate location setup is a perfect fit for my setup. Radios are installed behind the cabinets (with good airflow) while the faceplates are relocated at the desk. A must-have for my setup. -Easily converted this setup to a full-time repeater mode. -Wasn't too impressed with the programming software.
This Wouxun KG-UV920P-A was advertised as a customer return that had been bench tested. I contacted the company and they shared bench testing results with me. I purchased the item based on their answers at a very reduced rate. When I received it, it was in the orginial packaging including some of the screw packs that had never been open. It looked, felt operated and setup like a brand new radio. Had all the instructions and accessories included. I have mounted the unit in my RV and used it several times and have gotten nothing but positive comments back on the quality of my transmissions. The reception is also excellent. Very pleased with my purchase and would recommend this radio to anyone needing a inexpensive mobile or second radio.
I did not have good luck with these radios. They worked good, when they worked. 1st one stopped transmitting before 1 year, BuyTwoWayRadios warrantied it which was good. Second radio lost transmit on 440 side after about 6 months. BuyTwoWayRadios would not warranty this time, not sure why. I contacted Wouxon, and they suggested that I go to a service center, which they told me was BuyTwoWayRadios, however they told me they dont work on them. Overall, I would be cautious with this radio as the support and service behind it is not great. Good luck!
This is the second unit that I purchased as the first one developed head problems on the display I tried everything but I ended up purchasing another one and replaced only the head unit and all worked ok after that . On inspection I found that the LCD rubber contact from the screen detached from the circuit board and this I think caused the screen to loose the display . This may help with other radios you supply Regards Bruno Schneider
I was excited to get my first radio being a new HAM. I received the radio, and was up and running fairly quickly. Over the first couple of weeks, I noticed the display had started changing characters to other than I had programmed. I sent the radio back , received a new one, and not more than two weeks later, it started happening again. I am now waiting for it to return for a second time. In the meantime, I had to purchase a replacement radio, adding to my frustration.
I really like the changing of colors the way you want. I find it easy to program a frequency manually. The speakers work great, I really don't need an external speaker.
I have been an amateur radio operator in the USA for over 25 years and I can find nothing wrong with this radio! I have seen where some say this is not a good rig for amateurs just starting out but I disagree! This radio is a breeze to program manually from the front panel or mic. I love having a receive speaker in the mic. I bought the 2meter 1.25 meter version. I couldn't find anywhere the output on the 1.25 meter side. I took a chance and I am glad I did. This radio is a full 50 watts out on 2 meter and 40 watts out on 1.25 meters. I run an Icom 7100 HF rig in my Mobil which has 2 meter and 70 centimeter along with 6 meter and all the HF bands. I talk and monitor HF while visiting with my buddy on 1.25 meter or 2 meter. This made this rig the perfect fit for me! The Icom 7100 also has the remote head so I have very little equipment in my way while driving. This Wouxun radio seems to be top quality! I rank it right up there with my Icom 7100 which I have nearly $1500 invested. If your thinking about buying this radio do it! You will not be disappointed I promise! 73.....
Worked best for me to program 1 repeater in test reception then use software to put the rest in.
very nice radio takes some time to learn how operate. Very clear signal
Again, not a good radio for a beginner
I bought the KG-UV920P as a replacement for a much older Kenwood TM-733. Yes, I know the V-71 is out there, but I wanted to give the Wouxun a try. I am not disappointed. Audio reports are great, and the radio is an snap to program with the RT Systems software. I'm not as radio-active on the ham bands as I used to so this gives me a great bang for the buck. PROS: Everything is included; even the remoting cable and radio mounts. Most everything can be controlled through the hand held speaker mike vs. the front panel. CONS: I haven't figured out if there is a brightness control for increasing the illumination of the front panel, but that would be a big help with these bright Southern days here. That's about it.
I was on a budget for a mobile rig, and this one fit the bill. I have been very happy with the performance and get reports of good audio quality from other hams. The speaker in the mike is a nice touch. I also like its ability to operate across all of it's frequencies. I have been using it daily with no issues.
This product was shipped promptly, was well packaged, and arrived complete as advertised. Being new at this, I immediately sought help from my local "ham" club. They knew well the capabilities if the radio and power supply, and the near worthlessness of the accompanying program software! After purchase if adequate software, and club member assistance, I am on the air and enjoying my Wouxun Starter Kit - Mobile/Base Station.
This radio is mounted in my truck. The remote mounting face plate is really nice. Radio is mounted under my seat. Radio is solid. This is my third radio from Cricket Ventures. Very satisfied with the service. They went out of their way to exchange and upgrade another, fourth radio I purchased.
If, after programming the transciever, you discover you can access repeaters, but receive NO audio, try deactivating the PL function on the receiver. Some repeaters use the PL on the input signal only.
product was shipped on the same day that I ordered it.
built like a tank
I use it at home with a Tram 1185 on a cookie sheet and can hit several repeaters with no issues.
I purchased this in a kit with a power supply for my home station. Works better than expected!
The radio works well both for simplex and working repeaters. Is subject to some computer noise but then again aren't all radios? My experience so far is that you get a lot of radio for the money so it's a decent buy.
Great radio once it's programmed. Love the cross-band repeat function. Use it all the time while hunting.
I love this mobile!!!!! To me, I think it makes Yaesu, Icom, and Kenwood chunk their pants! The reason I chose this over the Yaesu 7900 was the full duplex and cross band repeat functions. Has full quieting crisp clear transmit and has gone well over 100+ miles with my Ed Fong Ebay antenna on 50ft new rg8x soldiered coax. I would recommend this product to anyone who needs a good mobile with all the bells and whistles but cannot afford a high end price tag as with a Yaesu etc. My next purchase will be the UV950-P Wouxon Quad bander so VHF/VHF Repeater functions can be used. Current VHF/UHF cross band repeat is awesome as well. So far so good and I have been using it for 3 weeks now with out any problems. I can easily make the Hazard repeaters on Low setting which is 5 watts and 40+ miles away as confirmed by Daniel KF4KPL net controller as well as Pikeville which is 50+ Miles away from my location on low as well! Harlan repeater located 23mi away is the same way on the low 5 watt setting with full quieting and full crisp, clear audio as confirmed by our club net president Wayne AF4YJ. Believe me when I tell you that I am in love with this thing! And I promise if you get one, you will be too! Be sure to get the programming cable if you want to fully experience what all this radio can do! Personally if it was included with the purchase price this radio would go from a super great buy to a unbeatable priced product, I am just that satisfied with it!
I bought this radio three weeks ago, it copies well, however I have not been able to configure it to make one transmission. The documentation is extremely poor.
This radio has proven to be fine for my uses. I don't need it for everyday use but so far it's been performing just fine for contacting others on the repeaters in my area. Currently, I use it in my vehicle but plan on setting it up for cross band repeat in my home but will need to research how to do this while meeting all FCC criteria for such an operation.