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Wouxun KG-UV8D Two-Way Radio, 136-174/420-520MHz Dual Band Transceiver 999 Memory Channels


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999 memory channels
Built to IP55 waterproof rating
QT/DQT Encoding/Decoding,  QT/DQT Scan
Dual alpha numeric, colour backlit display with channel name edit

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The Wouxun KG-UV8D is the big thing in handheld transceivers with newly FCC part 90 type accepted for commercial use. It operates on 4 watts UHF and 5 watts VHF, featuring a whopping 999 programmable memory channels with DTMF encode/decode and high or low selectable power options.
What is amazing is that The LCD screen of the KG-UV8D is large, colorful and bright, with room to display all the information needed to operate the radio on both bands in any mode.
It Covers 136-174 MHZ and 400-520MHZ Transmit and Receive, Dual Standby, 76-108Mhz FM radio, DTMF encoding, SOS function, low voltage voice prompt, VOX for hands-free operation and a high illumination flashlight are all standard on this radio.
This is the new version UV8D, press and hold the 3 KEY while doing a Power ON.  The LCD will show the firmware release (UV8DV1.xx)


999 memory channels
Built to IP55 waterproof rating
QT/DQT Encoding/Decoding,  QT/DQT Scan
Dual alpha numeric, colour backlit display with channel name edit
Selectable high/low power settings (VHF: 5W high/2W low) (UHF: 4W high/2W low)
Includes extended life high capacity li-ion battery as standard (1700Mah)
Includes intelligent desktop 3-4 hour rapid charger
Loud speaker audio output (500 mW)
Bright flashlight illumination function
English female voice prompts enable non-sighted operation (can be turned off)
VOX Function
Digital FM radio (76-108MHz) with automatic tuning and storing, radio frequency display, 18 FM memories in 2 banks
Wide/narrow bandwidth selection (25 or 12.5 kHz)
Power on display: show battery voltage, 6-character customizable welcome message, or display test
Windows PC programmable, optional cable required.
Radio to radio cloning with optional cable
Same channel: VHF TX & UHF RX or UHF TX & VHF RX available
105 groups DCS/50 groups CTCSS
DTMF encoding (includes ABCD tones, continuous with button press duration)
CTCSS encode/Decode (no decode delay)
Stopwatch function
SOS function
Low-voltage voice prompt
Busy channel lockout
Selectable transmit over timer (from 15 to 600 seconds)
Selectable step sizes of 2.5, 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
Multiple scan modes including priority scan
Keypad lock (auto or manual)
Programmable by computer
High contrast white backlit keypad.


Frequency Range

136-174 / 420-520MHz  (RX/TX)

FM: 76-108MHz (RX)


2.5kHZ(EU Version does not have 2.5kHz), 5 kHZ, 6.25 kHZ , 10 kHZ , 12.5 kHZ , 25 kHZ, 50 kHZ, 100kHZ

Channel Number


Work Mode


Operating Voltage


Operating Temperature

-20℃ or +40℃

Antenna Impedance







Wide Bandwidth

Narrow Bandwith

Adjacent Channel Selectivity



Inter Modulation



Spurious Response



Audio Response





Audio Distortion


Audio Power



UHF/VHF:0.25μV(12dB SINAD)


Wide Bandwidth

Narrow Bandwith

Type of Modulation

16K F3E

11K F3E

Adjacent Channel Power






Audio Response



Max Frequency Deviation



Frequency Stability


Audio Distortion


Output Power


Residual AM



1x Wouxun KG-UV8D Two Way Radio
1x Li-Ion Battery Pack
1x Removable Antenna
1x Belt Clip
1x Wrist Strap
1x Charger Tray
1x AC Cable
1x User Manual

Wouxun KG-UV8D Frequency Expansion Software


The purpose of this software is to allow the user to take advantage of the entire frequency range capability of the Wouxun KG-UV8D.
Note: This software runs on the Wouxun KG-UV8D Only and will Not add the 2.5kHz frequency step.
Connect the radio to your Windows PC with the proper programming cable.
Running the Frequency Limit software will produce the following screen image.

The upper left corner of the screen will show 3 options.
Down Arrow
Used for Downloading the current frequency parameters.
Up Arrow
Used for  Uploading the new frequency parameters
The 3rd option is for selecting the USB cables Com port.

The example below shows what appears when Downloading the parameters from the UV8D set to the US ham band limits.
420.000 - 449.995MHz and 144.000 - 147.995 MHz

To expand the coverage of the UV8D to its maximum frequency range, change the parameters to those shown below.
Click on the Up Arrow box to Upload the new parameters to the UV8D. The radio will reboot after the upload.

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