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Title: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KE0Q on January 29, 2012, 08:40:00 PM
Is Wouxun going to sell the KG-UV920R Mobile or not?  ???  Has anyone heard?  Tim - DU9/KE0Q


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: ONAIR on January 31, 2012, 03:31:31 PM
Is Wouxun going to sell the KG-UV920R Mobile or not?  ???  Has anyone heard?  Tim - DU9/KE0Q
    I heard that they had a mobile unit coming out.  Is it true that it will be all mode?


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KI4SDY on February 03, 2012, 07:33:16 AM
I hope so! Any cost effective competition is desireable.  ;D


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KJ4VRB on February 04, 2012, 07:06:33 PM
A couple of "updates" here:

http://www.brickolore.com/2012/01/kg-uv920r-no-update-update.html


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K6LCS on February 05, 2012, 10:38:34 AM
I was just told last week not to hold one's breath for this mobile Wouxun rig appearing any time soon in the U.S. market. My source was a very good one.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS
909-241-7666


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K5MF on February 25, 2012, 06:07:32 PM
I was just told last week not to hold one's breath for this mobile Wouxun rig appearing any time soon in the U.S. market. My source was a very good one.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS
909-241-7666

Thanks Clint!  I can finally breath again.  I have been holding my breath for over a year now with my name on the list.  I didn't know how much longer I could hold out, I was starting to feel a little bit dizzy.

Tom
AE5QB


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: VE6KEZ on March 17, 2012, 07:38:45 AM
I was very excited about this radio. However, that was almost 2 years ago...... By the time it comes out its going to be obsolete unless it has something awesome that I'm not aware of. Its to bad, I'm sure they will do fine but if it didn't take so long I'm sure they would have sold way more.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KE4VVF on March 18, 2012, 01:06:51 AM
I really want to see some specs before I start holding my breath.

Looks like a dual band - cross repeat - dual receive, but the descriptions don't even say how many watts.  Hope its at least 65w VHF / 50w UHF. 

Wish they would throw us a bone.  Maybe then I'd get a hankering for meat.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: G4CJC on April 16, 2012, 09:20:02 AM
I have the product brochure with the spec but it is in Chinese. You can still pick out most of the relevant detail (except when they can supply it!). I did actually see it in Shanghai but on the Wouxun stand not for sale. Looks good but who knows what the problems are. Don't know if I can attached files here, but could email to anyone who wants the spec.
Cheers
Tony G4CJC


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: G4CJC on April 16, 2012, 09:38:42 AM
Here is a link to the pages I have.

[KG-UV920R][https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=c5261ce3997a0267&resid=C5261CE3997A0267!2292&parid=root]

Tony
G4CJC


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: W4LGC on April 26, 2012, 11:11:54 AM
I'm sure the Chinese will have it on the market after they finish reverse-engineering a quality ICOM, Yaesu, or Kenwood product that they bought at HRO. (Don't support thieves) >:(


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: VK2DYI on June 09, 2012, 08:26:29 AM

UK supplier - Martin Lynch has announced it will be in store in July - about 100 pounds cheaper than the FT-8800 which it would compare to.

Andy


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: MM0YET on June 11, 2012, 01:37:43 PM
I'm not sure about comparing it to the FT-8800 yet.

The 8800 has far wider recieve, plus it has AM airband RX - which the spec sheet for the Wouxun seems to say it doesn't have.

That said, the spec sheet is all over the place. One part says 65-200MHz RX, FM only with 100kHz spacing. Another says 2-30MHz AM.

ML&S say £229 inc. VAT in July - I'm still not holding my breath.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K0ECW on June 16, 2012, 06:22:06 AM
Ed at wouxun.us updated the page yesterday to say that Wouxun told him that the KG-UV920R will be available in July. Doesn't say July of what year, though.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: N5YM on June 29, 2012, 06:37:03 AM
The Main Trading Company site at http://www.maintradingcompany.com is carrying the announcement: “Wouxun KG-UV920R Dual Band Mobile coming in July.”  They include a link to get e-mail updates with up to the minute information. 


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: VE9GLN on July 12, 2012, 04:01:01 AM
Is Wouxun going to sell the KG-UV920R Mobile or not?  ???  Has anyone heard?  Tim - DU9/KE0Q

I just got an email today from radiomart saying they are now available. The price of  UV920R is high. about 320usd/1pcs.

http://www.radiomart.biz/wouxun-uv920r-dual-band-fm-mobile-transceiver-p-409.html

I dont know about you guys, but I would rather have a Kenwood or Icom for that price.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: NR5P on July 12, 2012, 09:23:21 AM
And no shortwave coverage on receive. I guess that was to good to be true.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KJ4VRB on July 16, 2012, 04:04:37 AM
Ed (Wouxun.us/ImportCommunications.com) appears to be really frustrated with Wouxun. Here is the latest.

http://www.brickolore.com/2012/07/wouxun-kg-uv920r-ed-drops-bomb.html (http://www.brickolore.com/2012/07/wouxun-kg-uv920r-ed-drops-bomb.html)

You know he's mad when he's promoting alternatives in the same message.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KA4POL on July 16, 2012, 07:45:27 AM
For that money I'll wait and let others do the beta testing. They not even have the full spec available, ridiculous.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: N5TWB on July 16, 2012, 08:10:48 AM
Ed (Wouxun.us/ImportCommunications.com) appears to be really frustrated with Wouxun. Here is the latest.

http://www.brickolore.com/2012/07/wouxun-kg-uv920r-ed-drops-bomb.html (http://www.brickolore.com/2012/07/wouxun-kg-uv920r-ed-drops-bomb.html)

You know he's mad when he's promoting alternatives in the same message.

I thought my laptop screen was going to burst into flames - he was hot! A good read if you want to understand the market.

Great post!!!


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K1CJS on July 17, 2012, 05:03:03 AM
So much for the 'low cost' Chinese radios.  You can well bet that the prices for the HTs will more than likely be going up soon.  Apparently Wouxon thinks that us 'gullible' Americans will just shell out our money for whatever they throw at us, now that we've been 'treated' to their 'quality' handheld radios.  Hah!


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: VK2DMH on July 18, 2012, 07:05:51 PM
In Sydney, Australia, our main ham dealer is Andrews Communications Systems, and they have been waiting for the Wouxun dual-bander for well over a year. His website is now promising "real soon now" and are quoting a price of $400 AUD.

The mobile dual-bander is listed in the section called "New-China amateur radios". The shop does mail order as well as face-to-face trading. The proprietor, Lee Andrews, is a reputable guy and a licensed Amateur. I have bought all my radios from him.

See: http://www.andrewscom.com.au/site-section-01.htm (http://www.andrewscom.com.au/site-section-01.htm)

Cheers, David Harvey, vk2dmh.



Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KD5GR on July 18, 2012, 07:49:01 PM
Kenwood and Icom reps must be laughing hysterically! 

Chas.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: N2OAM on July 21, 2012, 08:19:29 AM
Kenwood and Icom reps must be laughing hysterically! 

Chas.

I'll bet their not laughing when it comes to dual band HT's............

Bob
N2OAM


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K1CJS on July 21, 2012, 08:45:15 AM
Bob, you may just see the prices of those radios going up soon.  After all, the big three have lowered the prices of some of their HTs in recent years. 

Chinese workers are also seeing the rewards that capitalism can give them and are starting to demand better wages.  Yeah, some of them may be stepped on by the government, but more and more of them, according to news reports, are doing so.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KD5GR on July 21, 2012, 05:35:26 PM
Kenwood and Icom reps must be laughing hysterically! 

Chas.

I'll bet their not laughing when it comes to dual band HT's............

Bob
N2OAM
I agree; I'm going to buy 2 or 3 now.

Chas.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KD8DVR on July 23, 2012, 05:38:35 PM
The models being sold now are actually limited quantity "beta" models, designed for distributors to evaluate and comment on.  They are not designed for the general public and do not have all the functions the final release model  will have.  Final price has also not been determined.  Also, these models are not FCC approved, so USA users purchase at your own risk.  The Wouxun mandated selling price violates at least one, if not more US laws.  If they don't watch it, they could see all their products seized at customs.



Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KF9ZA on July 24, 2012, 08:11:42 AM
First one for sale on eBay. US $389.80.  $53 for warrenty. Free shipping:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130736654806&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K7RBW on July 25, 2012, 06:54:05 AM
That doesn't seem like a very competitive price.
From reading the web, today, HRO is offering:

Alinco DR-635 for $340
Kenwood TM-V71A for $405
Yaesu FT-8800 for $420

Including shipping and warranty (and great customer service, IMO). I could make a phone call today and have any one of these radios on my porch tomorrow.

I would expect the off-brand competition to come in at least as cheap as Alinco, if not cheaper. Otherwise, what's the attraction? The Wouxun handi-talkies were introduced at a lower price than the competition. They've since proven themselves and turned up the heat on the competition. This model seems to be taking a different approach.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KI4SDY on July 25, 2012, 05:58:48 PM
The Chinese caught on to price fixing pretty fast, didn't they?  ;D
After they find out they can't sell them under their banner for that price, we will most likely see them branded with a familiar name, like Kenwood?  :(


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KG6BRG on July 26, 2012, 07:01:55 AM
That's quite pricey!  I just picked up an old FT-4700rh dual band for $15.00.  After 4 new lamps and a reset, it's working as it should,  Smells a bit of ciggy smoke but for the price it's a small price to pay.  I have 2 of the Wouxun HT's and for around $100.00 they are a great value, but much more and I'd look at the big three.  If Wouxun gets greedy they will see their US market suddenly dry up.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: W8EDV on August 09, 2012, 11:30:56 PM
I've been watching this radio for a while now and hopefully we'll see a good hands on review soon... I have a Baofeng  and a Wouxun HT, and they both are amazing for the price. I put the Wouxun up against my Icom as and Yaesu as far as the recievers and the Chinese HT's seem to be just as good in performance at a fraction of the cost. I dont have the build quality, and minus some features, but it does what I need it to do, and didn't break the bank.  Maybe the big brand makers will take a hint and offer some lower prices....there is a new kid on the block and he's looking to make some money... :o


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KF5KXC on August 10, 2012, 08:00:38 PM
Main Trading Company has sold a lot of Wouxun HT's. Originally, he had this being available in July but now has it as 'Real Soon Now'.

Nota Bene:  MTC is now carrying Icom & Kenwood and will have 'Kenwood Day' on October 20th.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: N4DHN on September 11, 2012, 10:11:01 AM
If there going to sell the KG-UV920R for $320-375 I'm gonna hold out for the Kenwood TM-V71A for $405, The hell with it. At the end of the day its QUALITY.And I wont gamble with that.. :(


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: GREGWTH7MMMAG on September 11, 2012, 07:28:27 PM
Heck, if you shop around, you can fetch the V71A for well under $400


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: W8WAW on October 24, 2012, 04:59:43 AM
I just ordered mine from Cheapham this AM.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KV6O on November 09, 2012, 05:07:17 PM
Looks like it's a Part 90 type accepted, dual band rig.  That seems to change the game a little, I could have one radio that covers Ham, Public Service (of which I am a user), and GMRS (I know, part 95, but I'll take the chance).  I'd like to hear how it performs!

Steve
KV6O


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: N1VLZ on November 12, 2012, 10:20:20 AM
I have been watching this for some time.  I saw back in July that Main trading was get some, but they were not part Part 90.  I am glad that they are now.  The price seems reasonable for a dual band.  I will be purchasing one in the future for my wife's car.  I like the fact that I can use it for amateur use and store some public safety channels that I use.  Her vehicle is small and does not have much room for radios.  I will me maintain separate radios for amateur and public safety in my truck.  It is nice to see that other people have the same thoughts about this radio as I do.

Brian N1VLZ


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K6DN on November 28, 2012, 05:38:20 PM
Looks like a revised "P" version will replace the "R"....sometime.. ;D  http://hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/goodbye-wouxun-kg-uv920r-welcome-wouxun-kg-uv920p/


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: PD0AC on November 29, 2012, 08:30:02 AM
The P version should be available in December.

Still not 100% perfect, but really close. Much better than the 'R' version for sure (harmonic suppression, rotary encoders). On request the remaining flaws were sent to Wouxun R&D. I'm not completely confident that they will be able to fix them all before shipping out the new version, but let's wait and see.

Hans

http://hamgear.wordpress.com/


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K1CJS on December 01, 2012, 05:04:57 AM
I'll bet that when they do correct those 'flaws' that the corrected, improved version will be even more expensive than the one out now.  So much for the Chinese and their cheap radio sets.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: PD0AC on December 02, 2012, 05:31:15 AM
Chris, I think you're right.

The only reason we're interested in these Chinese rigs is a lower price, but we don't want to be annoyed by too many cons, bugs and flaws. That's not the case yet. So far I only got three Chinese models on my test bench (Wouxun x 2, Anytone AT-588UV), but there are a few more I'm trying to get my hands on.

1. Baojie BJ-UV55
2. TYT TH-9800 (quad band)

I didn't give up hope yet,  but I'm also realistic. Perfecting rigs takes time, and having end users detecting or sorting out the quirks seems to be an easy and cheap way to get input for R&D departments.

In short: if you're an early adopter, consider yourself a guinea pig.

Hans

http://hamgear.wordpress.com/


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K6DN on December 03, 2012, 02:31:32 PM
Hans....Thanks for the testing and reporting you do!


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: K2BN on December 04, 2012, 08:49:20 AM
Radio Listed on ebay with 2 weeks delivery. It seems to be the same basic range as the Baofeng and Wouxun handy-talkies


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: KCJ9091 on December 31, 2012, 12:05:25 PM
If anybody still cares Austin Amateur Radio Supply just got in a shipment.  $289 with the programming cable and software.


Title: RE: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile
Post by: EI2HEB on February 07, 2013, 06:24:04 AM
there are a few more I'm trying to get my hands on.

1. Baojie BJ-UV55
2. TYT TH-9800 (quad band)
Hans,
I was looking at a cheap chinese dual-bander and noticed the Baojie.
Did you had the chance to try it?.. if so; can you share your opinion?
Thanks,
Edwin.