Wouxun KG-UV3D & KG-UV2D Differences?

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  1. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Last DFW Hamfest, the original Wouxun dealer had two other distributors selling the radios at the same price ($119.99). So he was blowing out all accessories for $7 each, including the spare battery. Hopefully he will do the same thing at the next event. If so, I can snag you one, if you want.
  2. K5RCD

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    That is correct, but for clarification,the "lighter plastic case" does not refer to the body of the radio itself, but to a carrying case (not included with the other models) made of plastic, as opposed to the heavier leather carrying case, available as an extra cost option.
  3. N2ICV

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  4. ND5Y

    ND5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    You have to use a - (hyphen) instead of a space. It appears as a hyphen in the software and a space on the radio display.
  5. N2ICV

    N2ICV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks! For the help.
  6. KJ4GDX

    KJ4GDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice post above.
    With regard to the KG-UV3D, what exactly does "Lighter Duty" mean? How is that different from the "original Rugged Duty?"
    With regard to the KG-UV2D, what is the difference between the "original rugged duty" verse the "European case" verse the "lighter duty model?"

  7. KB9HGI

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    The KG-UV2D now has the same firmware with welcome message. check it out on wouxun.us


    All you need to know obout UVD1P, UV2D and UV3D


    i see all kinds of post around the web regarding those radios but there is no clear understanding about the firmware and model differens.

    lets clear this up for you all!

    first of all, the serial number:

    eg. S/N:J06-6721
    "J" is the tenth letter in the alphabet so it represent the year 2010, "K" will then be 2011 and so on...
    "06" or whatever between 1 and 12 means the month of manufacturing.
    The rest of the numbers im not shure about, i think its a way of identifying different changes made during the specified month.

    second, the differens:

    I own all three models of this radio and I have compared them outside and in.
    in a mather of look the uvd1p and uv2d dont differ much in chape, uv2d have the copper colored frame in the first model but are now avalible in rugged black finish just like the uvd1p.
    The uv3d have a thicker case made out of a lighter plastic. it's more stylish but less practical because the case are thicker and designed arund the standard chassi instead of the other way around. the choice of knobbs are bad to, thay offer less gripp, they go well with the design but not that practical. one thing i like though is the oversized PTT button, thats nice if you waring gloves.

    thired, The hardware and firmware:

    all the models have identical harware besides the frequency diffrens.
    To know you get an fresh version with the latest firmware you need to look at the manufacturing date like J12-XXXX or K01-XXXX. i recomend to not get one below J09 becaus the chort cut "menu + TDR" for toggle betwen freq mode and memory mode where the MDF will reset to CH each time you go back to memory mode are fixed in J09 and above.

    also, the uv3d have a different version tagg, its like this 2010120606, more self explaining but very deceiving because when you look at the PCB it's really just an J09 version and not an J12 version as the external version tagg suggest.

    and then there is the start up message on the uv3d and uv2d, nuff said about that.

    the firmware seems impossible to flash because the firmware is located on the same chip that runs the communication function with your computer.
    I can't figure out the model of the PIC either to possible findout the pin config and maybe flash it with an standalone PIC programmer, so dont hope for a hack no time soon.

    can't come up with more right now but ask and i will simple try to answer or find it out for you.

  9. ND5Y

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