The Wouxun KG-UV920R is finally here after a very long and anticipated wait. We were pretty stoked to be able to play with this radio and to let you know what we think about it. So here it is folks, our long awaited new Wouxon KG-UV920R review.
[easyazon_link asin=”B00H8KTNN0″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”uv5r.net-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]>> Click here for more reviews <<[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00H8KTNN0″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51w1HCOUhkL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”uv5r.net-20″ width=”160″]>> Click here for more reviews <<[/easyazon_image]The pros are endless for the Wouxon KG-UV920R that is for certain. This is a super user friendly radio with awesome audio. The great sound quality is due to the built in high quality speaker and multiple speaker channel settings. There are also reduced noise settings that help to filter out any extra sounds that may come through. You are really able to tell how great the audio quality is when you are using it on RX and TX bands too. The dual display with large LCD dual frequency display makes programming the over 999 memory channels with area scanning management much easier because you can see what you are doing easily.
The Wouxun KG-UV920R is a radio that is a twin band transmitter and receiver with dual reception with twin band simultaneous frequency display. It also has cross band repeater options such as the use of UHF/VHF cross band repeat or VHF/UHF cross band repeat functions. The TX and RX frequency are pretty fantastic coming at 136-174 MHz TX and 400-480 MHz RX with 65 MHz -108 MHz FM with 100K frequency spacing. Both stations can be form combined with the same or different band repeat as well. The band can also be set freely to VHF TX – UHF RX or UHF TX – VHF RX. The great frequency reception is further aided by the QT and DQT encoding, scanning and decoding ability.
This radio has a single tone pulse frequency in 2100 Hz, 1750 Hz, 1450 Hz and 1000 Hz that you can use when activating the repeater signal, which is helpful when using the 8 group scrambler and priority channel scanning features. There is a strong and stable output power of 50 watts for VHF and 40 watts for UHF, but the Wouxun KG-UV920R tries to use minimum operating voltage settings as much as possible. Both the APO power management and automatic temperature testing help to keep the voltage low and the radio running at its best.
There are two independent operating systems that will allow you to perform group calls, all calls and selective calls functions. There is a pretty great remote head mounting capacity with multiple installation types available, which will give you more options for where you can get it set up. The individual hand microphone with TX/RX indicator helps you to sound nice and clear to your fellow radio operators. There is an incoming message display and caller ID display for convenient usage at all times.
The Wouxun KG-UV920R comes with an excellent accessories package that includes way more than we’ve seen included with other radios out there. The package includes a flat switchboard panel, screw sets, hand microphone hook, mobile mounting bracket, remote front panel bracket, mobile power cord, fuse, extensional cable and user’s manual. There are also extra accessories that you can purchase that will make your experience with using this radio that much more enjoyable.
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As with anything, there are some drawbacks that we need to mention in order to give an honest review. Of course we would love to sing only the highest and most positive praises of the Wouxun KG-UV920R, but we unfortunately do have a few pesky things that we must mention. Here it comes…are you ready? Let’s take a look at a few of the less than stellar things about this radio.
One of the first things we noticed about the Wouxun KG-UV920R is that the changing frequency and volume is done by rotary encoders. The frequency and volume are usually changed by switches and this actually causes a pretty big issue. There ends up being a lot of crackling and popping noised that are caused by wear and tear because of the rotary encoders.
We also noticed that the rotary encoders don’t always respond properly when these adjustments are trying to be made. This results in a couple of things, most namely being major frustration. Since this issue occurs when adjusting the volume and changing the frequency, it also means that neither of those tasks can be completed and then we are right back to being frustrated.
Lastly, we feel that the harmonic suppression leaves a bit to be desired. This area is not that significant of a detractor, but a little heads up certainly never hurt to allow you to be fully informed when you are considering buying this radio. There you have it folks, that is it for the cons section. That wasn’t too bad was it?
[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00H8KTNN0″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51w1HCOUhkL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”uv5r.net-20″ width=”160″]>> Click here for more reviews <<[/easyazon_image]The Wouxun KG-UV920R is a really great Ham radio option for amateurs that are just learning the ropes and that need an easy to use radio. All of the functions are easy to use, the programming is simple and any questions that you may have are answered expertly in the very helpful user’s manual. This is a great beginner’s radio and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Just as we said that this is a great radio for amateur users, we also see this as being a fantastic option for the more experienced radio operators out there. This is a great radio that offers a lot in terms of what hardcore enthusiasts are really looking for. It is also the perfect option for those that have been around the Ham radio block a few times and want a solid option to take along while mobile. You can easily install this guy in your vehicle if that is more up your alley.
Overall we do really do like the Wouxun KG-UV920R and feel like it is a good, solid radio. It is certainly a contender when comparing it to other options out there and will be making a name for itself in no time at all.
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