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Author Topic: Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile  (Read 47150 times)
VE9GLN
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2012, 04:01:01 AM »

Is Wouxun going to sell the KG-UV920R Mobile or not?  Huh  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.
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NR5P
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2012, 09:23:21 AM »

And no shortwave coverage on receive. I guess that was to good to be true.
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KJ4VRB
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« Reply #17 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

You know he's mad when he's promoting alternatives in the same message.
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KA4POL
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« Reply #18 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.
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N5TWB
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« Reply #19 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

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!!!
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K1CJS
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« Reply #20 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!
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VK2DMH
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« Reply #21 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

Cheers, David Harvey, vk2dmh.

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KD5GR
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« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2012, 07:49:01 PM »

Kenwood and Icom reps must be laughing hysterically! 

Chas.
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N2OAM
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« Reply #23 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
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K1CJS
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« Reply #24 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.
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« Reply #25 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
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I agree; I'm going to buy 2 or 3 now.

Chas.
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KD8DVR
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« Reply #26 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.

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« Reply #27 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
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K7RBW
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« Reply #28 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.
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KI4SDY
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« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2012, 05:58:48 PM »

The Chinese caught on to price fixing pretty fast, didn't they?  Grin
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?  Sad
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