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WouXun KG-818 66-88MHz (4M) Review Part 2

WouXun KG-818 66-88 MHz at Amazon.co.uk

Time to grab the manual and start programming!
Time to grab the manual and start programming!

Programming the KG-818, can be accomplished with either CHIRP or WouXun KG-816 software. CHIRP will definitely get the job done with little fuss and I cannot recommend this universal radio program highly enough – its freeware and continually developed – supporting just about every transceiver currently available on the market.

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WouXun KG-818 66-88MHz (4M) Review Part 1

WouXun KG-818 66-88 MHz at Amazon.co.uk

The WouXun KG-818 is a very sleek compact unit
The WouXun KG-818 is a very sleek compact unit

The WouXun KG-818 is something of an enigma. There isn’t much info about this radio on the internet but having recently purchased the 4M/2M KG-UV6D I felt safe in the knowledge that this single band radio would live up to expectations.

This model was on my original short list, back when I was weighing up numerous WouXun’s. At that time I really needed a dual band but the KG-818 kept calling!

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BaoFeng UV-5R/UV-5R+ Plus FM Transceiver Review Part 2

Buy a Baofeng UV-5R from Sain Store on Amazon.com

BaoFeng UV-5R (left) and UV-5R+ Plus (right)
BaoFeng UV-5R (left) and UV-5R+ Plus (right)

The BaoFeng UV-5 is a neatly engineered little radio. And it is little: 55mm (wide) x 150mm (L) x 27mm (D) approx (measured at widest/longest parts and with no antenna). The plastic moulding is good and belies the price tag.

Before we proceed to operating/programming, a quick tour of the unit is in order.

The tri-colour LED backlit dual frequency display sits above a small speaker that provides good clean audio. The mic aperture is positioned to the left of the speaker (viewed from the front) and just below the RX/TX LED and orange VFO/MR button. Same side and from the top is the Call button, PTT (Push To Talk) and MONI (monitor) button. On the right side is the combined SP (speaker) MIC (microphone) socket – accessed via an attached flexible plastic cover.

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