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KG-UV8D Newer Version

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wa2chj

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I just received a newer version KG-UV8D with firmware 1.03 that has the 2.5 kHz steps, etc. It also has the two green buttons on the front panel.
It has newer/different icons on the LCD display not explained in the manual that came with the radio, and I haven't been able to find any info on them anywhere on the web. One is a flashing black telephone handset icon that only appears after a signal has gone away, and the icon flashes for several seconds. It's not shown on the LCD icons page, nor is it explained anywhere in the manual. I contacted the dealer and asked if they knew of any newer manual that was available or was going to be available, and they said no. Does anyone know of any source on the web that may have an updated version? I know there are several sites with manuals, but they all have the original display.
 

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A new FCC certification and ID number WVTWOUXUN10 was issued on 7/16/14 for the KG-UV8D.
It appears to also covers models KG‐UV7D, KG-UV9D, KG‐UV83, KG‐UV86, KG-UV66, KG- UV899, KG-UV8A, KG-UV8E, KG-UV8F, KG-UV8G, KGUV8H, KG-UV8K.

This certification is for Part 15B, which would cover scanning receivers and FM broadcast receivers, and the frequency ranges 144-148 and 420-450 which means that in the USA these radios can only be legally used for transmitting by licensed hams on amateur frequencies.

Look it up at https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm
Search for Grantee Code: WVT and Product Code:WOUXUN10
 
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The sticker on the chassis of the KG-UV8D shows Part 90 with FCC ID of WVTWOUXUN07, and the FCC detail shows that is for Part 90 and the full frequency range in both VHF and UHF.
I wonder what actually applies to this radio???
 

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I wonder what actually applies to this radio???
Whatever the label on the radio says.
If they made changes to the product that require a new certification then future products will have a new label with the new FCC ID and FCC rule parts it is certified for.
 
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