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Kg-uv6x out of band

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MasterPo

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Hi all, maybe someone can send me in the right direction, looking for software for KG-UV6X to go out of band would like to use this radio at work thanks in advance

Bill
 

n5ims

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Hi all, maybe someone can send me in the right direction, looking for software for KG-UV6X to go out of band would like to use this radio at work thanks in advance

Bill
Define "Out of band". Without knowing where you are trying to make it work we can't give you any good answers. For example, if you're talking about making it work on 7.000 MHz you might get one answer, if you're trying to get it to work on 5.000 GHz it might be something else. For something more reasonable, 800 MHz might be something else as well.

Specs indicate it's supposed to transmit on the ranges of 136-174 MHz and 406-512 MHz so those shouldn't really be defined as "out of band" for the radio (while your frequency may very well be defined as "out of band" for your license!!!). There may still be mode limitations to what you're trying to do so that information is also important for you to provide. There are often rules stating that a radio used for operating under certain types of services (CB, FRS, GMRS, MURS, Marine, Commercial, etc.) require a radio be certified for use on that service. Even if you can program the radio to work there, it may or may not be legal to use there, depending on the certifications that radio has been granted.

Examples of what you may want to do could include (details are only examples, be specific for your situation):

* Talk and receive on the assigned Marine Band frequencies while on my boat, in the marina, car, or nearby home.
* Talk and receive my nearby airport tower and the aircraft flying in and out of it.
* Talk and receive on my work's frequency of 462.8725 MHz analog FM.
* Listen to my local area NOAA weather (aka weather radio) broadcasts.
* Talk and receive on my local 2 meter and/or UHF ham repeaters.
* ...
 

MasterPo

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thanks for the help couple air frequencies copied over, don't need them on this radio
 

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I don't think that the band modification software works on the uv-6x as it has special firmware for the US retailer that imported it. It should already be opened up to the limits of the hardware (for reasonable tx and rx).
 

chief21

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AFAIK, the KGuv-6x is marketed as a commercial model and should already be "open" for the commercial VHF and UHf frequencies. I also believe that the free CHIRP programming software supports this model (as a uv6).

John AC4JK
 

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The radio is already as open as it can get, given the hardware limitations.
 
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