Posted by: GW7AAV | March 10, 2011

Wouxun KG-UV920R Engineers are still testing

News about the Wouxun KG-UV920R Dual-Band Mobile ham radio is not very encouraging. It had been expected to be in the shops by now but the only information coming out of China (8th March 2011) is that their engineers are “Still testing”. No release dates and no prices yet. Last I heard was they were rumoured to be waiting for FCC approval, so the suspicion is they have some issues with meeting the approval and need to sort those and reapply, which could mean a long wait for what is hoped to be a real bargain market buster.  Still, I think we would all rather have a nice RF clean rig tomorrow rather than a cheap but dodgy one today. There is a growing group of people who think this radio is a myth, but delays of this kind are common in the industry.

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  1. I’m of the mind that when this does eventually come out, it’s going to disappoint a lot of people with the price. The company has had such success with the handhelds that it’ll probably go to their heads and the mobile will probably be just as expensive as a Yeasu or Kenwood. If it is cheaper, it won’t be very much cheaper.

    At least China has real competition, unlike the monopolists in the USA, so maybe it’ll convince the other manufacturers there to make a mobile for cheaper.

  2. Well, I have one of their HTs, and plan on buying a second. I suspect that their new unit will be like letting the fox loose in the chicken house with any luck at all.

    /paul W3FIS

  3. Guys,

    I think all gripes come from people who can’t accept the fact that a Chineese mad rad has become a huge success here in the states. Realy, I don’t see what the big deal is. Many radios go back to testing before they ever become approved. I think if one was to research the “the big three”, you would be astonished at the number of radios that were “rejected” by the FCC.

    Dan kb8lkh

  4. Sorry about my typing in the previous post. I’ve never been any good at typing fast here on this netbook.

    Dan kb8lkh

  5. I dont know about you guys but im gonna hold out for their new HF mobile.Thats where all the new Hams are going anyway..The Depression, I mean recession has a lot of Ham repeaters coming down for lack of maintenance.In 10 years there be CB/Export, Ham HF, and a few lonely 2 meter repeaters hanging on. As Sarah Palin would say, “I Betcha”..

  6. due next month in the UK – £229 from ML&S


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