Wouxun KG-UV8D



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The KG-UV8D is a compact, high-performance dual-band handheld amateur radio transceiver with large LCD color display providing up to 5 Watts of RF power on VHF and 4 Watts on UHF, along with high audio output (600 mW).

The KG-UV8D features a long operating time (over 16 hours), thanks to the included long life 1700 mAh high capacity Li-ion battery pack. The KG-UV8D has a built-in cross-band repeat capability. In addition the KG-UV8D features Full Duplex operation to transmit at the same time you are receiving on to opposite band. A new color LCD screen displays everything you need to know and includes the IP55 water resistant rating. The KG-UV8D uses a new model Li-ion battery and drop in charger and is not interchangeable with previous Wouxun models. All Wouxun speaker mics, lapel mics and earpieces (KG-UV3D, KG-UV6X, DB-16X) are compatible with the new KG-UV8D.

KG-UV8D Model Features

  • Special Powerwerx Version (English only for voice and LCD display)
  • 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
  • Built-in cross band repeat feature
  • Receive frequency range: VHF: 136-174 MHz, UHF: 400-480 MHz
  • Transmit frequency range: VHF: 144-148 MHz, UHF: 430-450 MHz
  • 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-UV8D 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
    • For complete warranty information please read the Powerwerx Limited Warranty Policy (PDF)

    Standard Accessories Included with Every Radio

    • Dual band radio
    • Dual band antenna
    • Extended life 1700 mAh high capacity li-ion battery pack (about 16+ hours operating time)
    • Intelligent desktop 2-4 hour rapid charger
    • Desktop charger AC 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 high/low power settings (VHF: 5W high/1W low) (UHF: 4W high/1W low)
    • Includes extended life 1700 mAh high capacity li-ion battery as standard
    • Includes intelligent desktop 3-4 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)
    • Power on display: show 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
    • 105 groups DCS/50 groups CTCSS
    • 16-Key DTMF encoding
    • CTCSS encode/decode (with split tone capability)
    • 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 kHz
    • Multiple scan modes including priority scan
    • Keypad lock (auto or manual)
    • Programmable by computer or keypad
    • High contrast white backlit keypad. All keys are backlit (except A/B, S/D & RPT)

    Specifications: KG-UV8D
    Frequency Receive Range VHF: 136-174 MHz / UHF: 400-480 MHz / FM: 76-108MHz 
    Frequency Transmit Range VHF: 144-148 MHz / UHF: 420-450 MHz 
    RF Carrier Power VHF: 5W high/1W low, UHF: 4W high/1W low

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