Wouxun KG-UVD1PL

Finally A review from MM0ZIF of this fine radio.

 

Wouxun 70mhz / 144mhz Hand held

Wouxun 70mhz / 144mhz Hand held

Many people have looked at the 2m and 70cm combined version of this radio, but as I rarely use 70cm I decided to opt for the 4m version.

Specification:

Wouxun KG-UVD1P/L 2m/4m Full Dual Band Handie!

Main Features:

  • Frequency Range: 66-88 MHz (4m) & 136-174 MHz (2m) RX/TX
  • Work Mode:VL-V or V-V or VL-VL can be set freely
  • SOS Function
  • 1750Hz tone
  • DTMF Encoding Function
  • CTCSS/DCS Scan(Digital/Analog)
  • Bright Flashlight Illumination
  • Band Can Be Set Freely on The Same Channel VHF TX-UHF RX or UHF TX-VHF RX
  • Output power  5W
  • English Voice Guide
  • FM Radio (76-108 MHz RX)
  • Wide/Narrow Bandwidth Selection(25khz/12.5khz)
  • Priority Scan, Add Scanning Channel
  • High/Low Power Selection
  • Channel Name Edit and Display
  • 50 Groups CTSS/105Groups DCS
  • Multi Step Frequency:(5K/6.25K/10K/25K/50K/100K)
  • Multi Scan
  • VOX Transmission
  • Transmit Overtime Voice Prompt
  • Begin/End Transmitting BEEP Prompt
  • Auto/Manual Keypad Lock
  • Wire Clone, Programmable By Computer
  • Stopwatch Function
  • Low Voltage VOICE prompt
  • Busy Channel Lockout

The supplied accessories are: 1.3Ah LI-ion battery pack, Base charger with mains transformer and 12V leads, Belt clip, Dual band antenna, Wrist strap and Handbook.

 

Firstly what are my thoughts. Well packaged, sturdy enough body for the price, Flimsy whip antenna. The first QSO I had with this was across an estuary on 2 meters at a range of 1 mile the audio report was good. 2nd QSO I called into my local net and a few people commented that I was well below my normal signal strength for the same power, and the audio wasn’t as good as my home setup (what do they expect for the money).

The whip was my main concern its not constructed ruggedly at all and seems to be at best a compromise antenna. I put it on my Magmount 4m antenna and worked a qso on 4 meters at 158.2 miles I tried the same on a 2/70 magmount, and again this shows great improvements over the whip that comes with it.

Programming this is easy who needs a data cable?

It comes with a handy torch, so if you loose your antenna you can swap to CW (joke)

I have had nothing but issues with the charger, I’ve replaced capacitors on it a few times now. I managed to drop it from about a foot of the floor and the belt clip disintegrated, Not Good.

If I was making this radio, I’d use better plastic and offer a better antenna, but for the money it costs definitely a good  introduction to 4m.

 

 

 

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