KG-UV920R-A A few days of working with it…..

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So I’ve had the new version A for a few days now and I have to say it’s a nice little radio.  XBand repeat works. In fact there’s like 4 modes of xband repeat.  I understand the regular xband and the locked band repeat.  Just not sure what the other 2 do exactly.  I have a call out to Wouxun to explain a bit better what they do.

Audio clarity is great.  Microphone gain issues seem to be resolved.  Rotary encoder is fixed. If you turn the knob at a normal pace it keeps track very well.  However if you spin it like your trying to get the 1.00 mark on the Price is Right wheel it will skip.  Not a big deal.

I haven’t mounted it mobile yet and I am anxious to see if there is any interference issues.  Some of the inter-mod that I was experiencing before with the first version seems to be better now.  I’d have to record the audio for a few days and see if I still get it as much.  Squelch may just be a bit higher.

If Wouxun releases this radio around the 250-275$ mark I would recommend it hands down.

They include a speaker-mic, 2 remote head mounting brackets ( flush and angled up ), a bracket to actually clip the head to the dash or other surface and a new remote head cable make of CAT5.

Various mounting screws, fuses and a mic holder as well.

I think all in all the new 920R-A is a great buy for the price compared to the Big-3 and their pricing.  Support and lifetime durability is yet to come but the customer service that I have received with this unit serves as an example I think Wouxun might dominate the market for a little while until the others catch up.   We all know that they copy off one and other and it’s inevitable that one day someone from Company XYZ will make something greater but first to market before X Mas this year might be something hard to beat.

If anyone wants to hear some TX and RX audio samples let me know and I will post them for everyone to enjoy.

Now to wait for the 588UV version 2 and see if these 2 importers are a true competition to the ICOMKENWOODYAESU dominated market.

14 Responses to “KG-UV920R-A A few days of working with it…..”

  1. tunity

    In this version, the left and right in the same band at the same time did not receive solve the problem ?

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    • va3isp

      Yes you can now receive the same band at the same time.

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      • tunity

        Reply Thank you.
        I use the international version of the previous version of KG-UV920R.
        Can I upgrade the previous version KG-UV920R to the new version ?
        For example, make the new version of the firmware upgrade ?
        Firmware upgrade from the manufacturer if possible, how do yoy provide ?

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        • va3isp

          No its not possible the new version has several hardware modifications.

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          • tunity

            Impossible do to the firmware upgrade is unfortunate. But thank you for the friendly reply.

  2. Christopher Lagrone (N5HSU)

    I would definitely like to hear some of the audio samples!! I am right now torn between wanting to buy the 920R or the Anytone 588UV.

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  3. George A.Pascua (DU2GAP)

    The other issue for the first version is this….in crossbanding you cannot trigger a existing repeater (duplex)…..crossband works only in simplex mode…is the issue already resolved?

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    • va3isp

      Yes the cross-band is working perfectly.

      I have a VHF repeater on one side and a UHF simplex on the other.

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  4. George A. Pascua (DU2GAP)

    Oh! that’s nice sir…..that is my problem with my existing unit….I’m planning to purchase another unit….thank you very much for the info…..

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  5. George A. Pascua (DU2GAP)

    By the way sir…how can we distinguished, if the unit is already the upgraded version?My Wouxun is KG-UV920R while other advertisement in the internet is like this….KG-UV920R-E and KG-920R-A……thus it mean…. E is for European version and A is for American version? how about us in Asian countries?or the serial numbers that counts?

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    • va3isp

      The new units are 920R-A ( North America ) and 920R-E ( Europe )

      Both the -A and -R versions have had the fixes and modifications applied.

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  6. George A. Pascua (DU2GAP)

    Thank you very much for the info… sir va3isp….73’s

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  7. Roberto

    What version is the KG-UV920R vs the KG-UV920R-A ?
    Thanks – NR7J

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