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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
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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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