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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Wouxun KG-UV3D

Not sure how long this ham radio handheld has been out, but the Wouxun KG-UV3D is a 144MHz/220Mhz dual bander suitable for our fellow radio amateurs in the US who have access to that band. It covers 136-174, 216-280 MHz and includes an upgraded 1700mAH Li-ion battery pack as standard and a redesigned black textured case. It is also available as a 144Mhz/430MHz dual bander for the rest of us.

It comes as standard with...
  • Dual band radio
  • Dual band antenna
  • Extended life 1700 mAh high capacity li-ion battery pack (about 13 hours operating time)
  • Intelligent desktop 3-4 hour rapid charger
  • Desktop charger AC power cord
  • Belt clip
  • Wrist strap
  • Dual band monitor (VHF/UHF, VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF)
  • Dual alpha numeric, backlit display with channel name edit
  • Selectable high/low power settings (VHF: 5W high/1W low) (UHF: 4W high/1W low)
  • Includes extended life 1700 mAh high capacity li-ion battery as standard
  • Includes intelligent desktop 3-4 hour rapid charger
  • Loud speaker audio output (500 mW)
  • Bright flashlight illumination function
  • English female voice prompts enable non-sighted operation (can be turned off)
  • 128 memory channels (shared)
  • VOX Function
  • Digital FM radio (76-108MHz) with automatic tuning and storing, radio frequency display, 18 FM memories in 2 banks
  • Wide/narrow bandwidth selection (25 or 12.5 kHz)
  • Power on display: show battery voltage, 6-character customizable welcome message, or display test
  • Windows PC programmable, free software available for download. Optional low cost cable (SKU: WXUSB or WXSER) required.
  • Radio to radio cloning with optional cable (SKU: WXCLN)
  • Same channel: VHF TX & UHF RX or UHF TX & VHF RX available
  • 105 groups DCS/50 groups CTCSS
  • DTMF encoding (continuous with button press duration)
  • CTCSS encode/Decode (no decode delay)
  • Stopwatch function
  • SOS function
  • Low-voltage voice prompt
  • Busy channel lockout
  • Selectable transmit over timer (from 15 to 600 seconds)
  • Selectable step sizes of 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • Multiple scan modes including priority scan
  • Keypad lock (auto or manual)
  • Programmable by computer or keypad
  • High contrast white backlit keypad. All keys are backlit (except A/B & TDR)
Oddly there is no information on the Wouxun website about this model and the only details seem to be on this site www.powerwerx.com

1 comment:

  1. I got this radio and its great for a cheap dual band com device. I moonlight with Search & Rescue so when you get to a site there may be multiple freqs to get on; I can program it with my small netbook fast and be on the same coms in no time. I did have to download two programs for this thing one to open it up to all the freqs and the normal programing software from Powerwerx. Just google "unlock wouxum kg-uvd1p" and its on the first page. I tried all of the ones had noproblems. Just the normal working out the com port stuff. Also get the 2 meter & 420-520 one b/c when you open her up its good from 130-570 mhz