Wouxun KG-UV920R Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The KG-UV920R is Wouxon's first dual band rig, operating both 2 meters and 70 cm (440 MHz). Power output is selectable in 3 steps (2m: 5/25/50W, 70cm: 5/20/40W) and modulation can be switched between narrow-FM and regular-FM. The receiver covers the entire HF band, 65-220 MHz and 400-520 MHz and supports AM. A detachable front panel and DTMF-mic come standard.

Also sold as the Luthor TLM-007.

Frequency range

FM: 88-108 / 134-174 / 200-260 / 350-520 MHz
AM: 118-134 MHz
2 m / 70 cm
HAM bands
2m  70cm 
± 2.5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100 kHz


AM   FM   N-FM  
< 0.2µV (12dB SINAD)
12.5 kHz < -60 dB
25 kHz < -70 dB
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
Image rejection
Audio output


FM   N-FM  
5-50 W




Power requirements
13.8 V DC ±15%
Current drain RX
500 mA
9 A max


Dimensions (w×h×d)
Form factor
Between 2010 and 201x in China

Other features

999 channels in 1 bank(s)
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Detachable front panel
Called ID
Twin RX
Cross-band repeater

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Good rig for the price

Wouxun KG-UV920R, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

I have owned the KG-UV920R for about three months now, so far I'm pretty happy with it.

It has X band repeat, CTCSS, DTMF, basically everything you'd expect from a dual bander except for a data port (no echolink interface).

The VK model does not have an expanded RX range for scanning or AM RX, it only includes FM broadcast radio (why?).

-Power output is spot on for HI, MID, and LOW on both bands, and doesn't vary after heavy use.
-Fan is quiet as a mouse and still performs well.
-Audio on TX and RX is fantastic.
-Comes with a remote head kit (and if you've got a RJ45 crimping tool you can make custom length cables for it).
-Faceplate can be mounted flat or angled up.
-Good channel storage (1000).
-Reasonable price (In AUS all radio's are about 30% more expensive than anywhere else on earth!).
-Very solid body construction.
-Fully controllable from the DTMF mic.
-PC software is relatively easy to use.

-Front VFO/Channel selector knob changes channel even if you don't turn it. Just a touch on the dial and it'll randomly go up or down. I use the mic for this now.
-Current version of programming software will not let you save your settings to hard drive (wouxun assure me they are working on the bug fixes)
-Suffers badly from front end overload, at least at my QTH.(In Sydney there are 7 narrowband broadcasting stations on 151-2 MHz within 2 miles of me). This is not a problem on UHF though. Otherwise the intermod rejection is pretty good.
-Programming a channel on the front panel takes quite a while to master.

I bought this to be a cheap dual bander which I can bash about in the car.
What I received was a cheap dual bander which I can bash about in the car.
It does the job, gets good reports, and hasn't had a problem with the hot car or vibration. Power output is stable and bang on, everything works as it should (except the VFO dial).

If I had to buy another rig for a second car I'd think about Alinco though.

Written by swld on Oct 16, 2012

Build quality
User friendlyness
Value for money
Mint condition in 2012
AUD 399.00

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