01-29-2012, 08:31 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2011
I could be wrong but I seem to recall there was a MOD that you could do to some Yaesu radios that would open up a wide receive range well beyond what you could transmit on, so I suspect that is what might be expected here.
However from what I read, I thought that this software just opens up the band that the radio is capable of so it can transmit out of the HAM band to the limits allowed by that model of Radio. So for example if you have a 420-520 that's all you'd get. I also vaguely recall that you can open up the radio and tune it by shifting the band if you have a scope, but others here would know more about that than I would.
In Canada the KG-UVD1 managed to get DOC Type Approval, so it seems that many of the ones that are being sold there are already open for transmit on the bands they are rated for so this software may not be required. I'm not sure about the demographics behind the HAM versions, are they mainly sold in the USA, or are they also being sold elsewhere?