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Wouxun KG-UV8T U.S. Version Tri-Band 999 Channel Amateur Handheld Radio
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Wouxun KG-UV8T U.S. Version Tri-Band 999 Channel Amateur Handheld Radio

KG-UV8T features Amateur Tri-Band operation (144/220/440 MHz), true dual simultaneous receive (V+V, U+U, V+U), now with Cross-band repeat function, 999 Channels, large LCD color display, CTCSS/DCS encode and decode, and 12.5/25.0 KHz wide/narrow bandwidth selection. Read Full Description
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Powerwerx offers the KG-UV8T special U.S. Tri-Band version which only has English voice prompts and 2.5 KHz VHF channels step. These features are not found from other retailers. Non-US radios when reset, default to Chinese, with no English readable menu or voice prompt to change back to English.

The KG-UV8T is a compact, high-performance Tri-band handheld amateur radio transceiver with large LCD color display providing 5 or 1 Watts of RF power on VHF (144/220 MHz) and 4 or 1 Watts on UHF (440 MHz), along with high audio output (500 mW).

The KG-UV8T features extended operating time (over 16+ hours), thanks to the included long life 1700 mAh high capacity Li-ion battery pack. In addition the KG-UV8T features a large colored LCD screen that displays everything you need to know and includes the IP55 water resistant rating. The KG-UV8T includes the (BAT-8) Li-ion battery and drop in charger and may not be interchangeable with previous Wouxun models. All Wouxun speaker mics, lapel mics and earpieces (KG-UV8D, KG-UV9D-Plus, KG-UV3D, KG-UV6X, DB-16X) are compatible with the KG-UV8T Tri-Band handheld.

Software programmable via the optional low cost USB programming cable or manually programmable via keypad.

KG-UV8T Model Features

  • Amateur Tri-Band Operation (2m/144 MHz, 1.25cm/220 MHz, UHF 440 MHz)
  • Cross-band Repeat function
  • Cross-band One-way Repeat function
  • Large backlit color LCD display
  • True simultaneous dual receive (V+V, U+U, V+U)
  • 999 memory channels
  • 2.5 KHz channel step for VHF Band
  • Tri-band Amateur Radio Coverage:
    • VHF RX: 136-174 MHz TX: 144.000 - 147.995
    • 220 RX: 220-260 MHz, TX: 222.000 – 224.995
    • UHF RX: 400-520 MHz TX: 420.000 - 449.995 MHz
  • FM Radio Broadcast Receive: 76-108 MHz
  • CTCSS & DCS Tones
  • CTCSS Tone Search
  • Digital Battery Meter
  • Built-in LED Flashlight
  • Standard SMA antenna connector
  • New heavy duty belt clip
  • Includes Li-Ion battery and Desk Charger
  • Free Programming Software download, requires optional (WXUSB) red colored programming cable

FCC Approval

The KG-UV8T is certified for Amateur Radio use with a Part 97 approval.

Powerwerx Warranty Policy

  • 12 month limited warranty on the radio against defects in materials and workmanship
  • 6 month limited warranty on the included radio battery and battery charger against defects in materials and workmanship

Standard Accessories Included with Every Radio

  • Tri-band radio
  • Included antenna (flexible Tri-band 8-1/2" antenna)
  • Long life 1700 mAh high capacity li-ion battery pack (about 16+ hours operating time)
  • Intelligent desktop 2-4 hour rapid charger
  • Desktop charger 115 VAC power cord
  • Belt clip
  • Wrist strap
  • User manual
  • Programming software (Free Download)


  • True Dual band Receive (VHF/UHF, VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF)
  • 8-Character Alpha-Numeric, Backlit Color LCD Display
  • Selectable TX high/low power settings (VHF: 5/1W) (UHF: 4/1W)
  • Includes extended life 1700 mAh high capacity li-ion battery as standard
  • Includes intelligent desktop 2-4 hour rapid charger
  • Loud speaker audio output (500 mW)
  • Bright flashlight illumination function
  • Meets IP55 waterproof rating
  • English female voice prompts enable non-sighted operation (can be turned off)
  • 999 channels memories (shared)
  • 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)
  • Selectable Channel Steps: 2.5, 5, 6.25, 10.0, 12.5, 25, 50, 100 KHz
  • Power on message: Displays battery voltage or color logo
  • Windows PC programmable, free software available for download. Optional low cost cable (SKU: WXUSB) required.
  • Radio to radio cloning with optional cable (SKU: WXCLN)
  • Same channel: VHF TX & UHF RX or UHF TX & VHF RX available
  • 50 CTCSS/105 DCS tones with split tone capability
  • 16-Key DTMF encoding
  • Stopwatch function
  • Low-voltage voice prompt
  • Busy channel lockout
  • Selectable TX timer (from 15 to 600 seconds)
  • Multiple scan modes including priority scan
  • Keypad lock (auto or manual)
  • Programmable by computer or front keypad
  • High contrast white backlit keypad.
Frequency Receive Range76-108 (FM Radio)
200-260 (FM)
400-520 (FM)
Frequency Transmit Range144-148 (FM)
222-225 (FM)
420-450 (FM)
Memory Channels999 channels (shared)
Operating Voltage7.4 VDC
Operating Temperature-22°F to 140°F (-30°C to +60°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.4 x 4.9 x 1.3 inches (62 x 124.5 x 34mm) (without antenna)
Weight8.9 ounces (253 grams)
RF Carrier PowerVHF: 5/2/1W, UHF: 4/2/1W
Audio Output Power500mW maximum
Waterproof RatingMeets IP55 waterproof rating
Customer Reviews
Not a bad radio, has some issues. By
The radio has good and bad points. It is reasonably easy to program from its own keypad, but the Wouxun software is awful. CHIRP doesn't support it as of February 2019. The only other option is the pricey RT Systems software. The radio has good audio on both receive and transmit, but when running mobile with an outside antenna, the receiver picks up interference that my Baofengs and Yaesus don't. I'm not sure how well the squelch settings work, as there doesn't seem to be a difference between 1 and 9. The display is more of a gimmick than a benefit, and even though it looks nice in low light, it washes out in sunlight. A less graphics-rich, more-readable display would be better. Battery life is reasonable, and the display tells you battery voltage. The stock antenna is a weak point. The SWR on all three bands is way too high, so I replaced it with a longer Jetstream triband antenna that has acceptable SWR across all three bands. The manual is typical of Chinese radios, although somewhat better than others. I won this radio, so I can't balk at the price, but it is not a $179 radio.
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Nice Tri band Radio By
The radio itself seems to be "Good Stuff". Once you figure out the sequence for programming without a computer, figure out the AA battery case dose work with this radio, ect. As a complete package, Radio, cable, SW (free), and Drivers for the cable. It has a bit to go to be "Prefect". I'll write a review for the cable too, but, it should be plug and play, not figure out how to install drivers ect, but it does work. The software needs a serious update, it DOES NOT pull from any list for programming, Repeaterbook, or any other, CSV? forget about it. SO you have to manually enter all repeater settings... Not what I call fun, that's a lot of work.
3 stars because as a full package it needs a lot of work that all other systems I have already do. the radio itself does a lot and I would not shy away from it.
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kg-uv8t By
Radio works well, relatively easy to program either ways, manually or through software.  It is mainly used as a back up for my kenwood thf6. But there are a couple of things I am not happy with, there is no battery eliminator for this unit and there is no direct connection to the radio for charging it.
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