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Wouxun KG-UV8D

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Received my new dual band Wouxun radio kit from Hong Kong today. It's a very neat radio and so far, I haven't found any major grips. Perhaps the only one so far, is that they still put the 0 key on the right side of the keypad. :)

Love the large display! The menu system is vastly improved.

The radio feels lighter and slightly thinner and less bulky than the previous models.

Will post pictures shortly.

Here's a link if you haven't seen this already:

Wouxun KG-UV8D Dual Band Handi-talkie. KGUV8D
 

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The Wouxun KG-UV8D has not been approved by the FCC and is not to be sold, leased or used in the United States until approval has been obtained.
 

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The Wouxun KG-UV8D has not been approved by the FCC and is not to be sold, leased or used in the United States until approval has been obtained.
That's not correct. If the op uses it strictly on the amateur bands it's completely legal. You don't need FCC certification.
 

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How much did you pay for it if you don't mind sharing? It looks like a Chinese radio and a DMR radio mated somehow and made a semi un ugly baby...haha. And a side note, pretty much anything is legal and nothing requires any approval on the amateur bands. I could use a spark gap transmitter for CW if I chose to and didn't splatter the entire EM spectrum with junk.
 

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The radios coming out of China (e.g. Baofeng, TYT, Wouxun) are not amateur radios, they're commercial radios requiring Part 90 certification from the FCC. Yes, hams may be buying them, but at least half are using them for business, public service or GMRS which requires the appropriate part certification.
 

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The radios coming out of China (e.g. Baofeng, TYT, Wouxun) are not amateur radios, they're commercial radios requiring Part 90 certification from the FCC. Yes, hams may be buying them, but at least half are using them for business, public service or GMRS which requires the appropriate part certification.
We're only discussing ham radio use. They're completely legal for that service.
 

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The radios coming out of China (e.g. Baofeng, TYT, Wouxun) are not amateur radios, they're commercial radios requiring Part 90 certification from the FCC. Yes, hams may be buying them, but at least half are using them for business, public service or GMRS which requires the appropriate part certification.
They are a multi-use product, in most of the world. In the USA, type acceptance is required for some usage.

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The Wouxun KG-UV8D has not been approved by the FCC and is not to be sold, leased or used in the United States until approval has been obtained.
Tell this to all the Chinese Manufactures that were at the Las Vegas Wireless conference in March. All the Chinese Knock off company's were there in full force, right along side the big name brand company's, and they were all marketing to public safety. These lower end radios are not going away. There is a big market out there and they are here to stay, targeting public safety and amateur radio market.
 

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The FCC ID on the KG-UV8D is WVTWOUXUN07--which is the same as the UV6D and UV3X. It seems that this is an "upgrade" to the 6D then, but I have no idea how certification is determined for upgrade models.
 

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How much did you pay for it if you don't mind sharing? It looks like a Chinese radio and a DMR radio mated somehow and made a semi un ugly baby...haha. And a side note, pretty much anything is legal and nothing requires any approval on the amateur bands. I could use a spark gap transmitter for CW if I chose to and didn't splatter the entire EM spectrum with junk.
I don't recall the exact price. There are several dealers on E-Bay that are selling them. I want to say in the 135 range but I don't recall exactly.

I was looking for one that included software and the USB cable too.
 

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Manufacturers can sales pitch all they want but until approval is obtained from the FCC, the radios cannot be sold in the U.S.

To get around this manufacturers (and more so counterfeiters) have turned online markets like Alibaba, Amazon and eBay into Silk Road like establishments. When it comes to shipping, the Customs declarations are intentionally mislabeled so they read 'toy' or 'gift' instead of 'electronic device' or 'two-way radio'. All this is done to avoid detection - if the non-certified device is discovered it's immediately confiscated, the buyer is out the money they spent on the device and all sorts of bad legal crap happens to the manufacturer/distributor unless they're able to bribe the Customs officials.

Tell this to all the Chinese Manufactures that were at the Las Vegas Wireless conference in March. All the Chinese Knock off company's were there in full force, right along side the big name brand company's, and they were all marketing to public safety. These lower end radios are not going away. There is a big market out there and they are here to stay, targeting public safety and amateur radio market.
 

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bryan_herbert said:
Manufacturers can sales pitch all they want but until approval is obtained from the FCC, the radios cannot be sold in the U.S.

To get around this manufacturers (and more so counterfeiters) have turned online markets like Alibaba, Amazon and eBay into Silk Road like establishments. When it comes to shipping, the Customs declarations are intentionally mislabeled so they read 'toy' or 'gift' instead of 'electronic device' or 'two-way radio'. All this is done to avoid detection - if the non-certified device is discovered it's immediately confiscated, the buyer is out the money they spent on the device and all sorts of bad legal crap happens to the manufacturer/distributor unless they're able to bribe the Customs officials.

Tell this to all the Chinese Manufactures that were at the Las Vegas Wireless conference in March. All the Chinese Knock off company's were there in full force, right along side the big name brand company's, and they were all marketing to public safety. These lower end radios are not going away. There is a big market out there and they are here to stay, targeting public safety and amateur radio market.
At least we agree there never going away :)
 
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