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Old 12-02-2011, 05:03 PM
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I just got licensed and I bought the KG-UV6D as my first transceiver. I think it might be broken though.
I have read through the manual and tried google searching with no luck, so I am asking you guys for help.

Right now I am just trying to get it to change frequency. All I have to select from are 2 preset frequencys.

I'm reading the manual and it is telling me the key presses to do things, like to change its
working mode (I think that's what I want to get me out of the preset mode and let me scan channels) it says,

In standby, press Menu + S/D

But it does absolutely nothing. In fact all of the key shortcuts for various functions do nothing!
I notice it says, "In standby mode" and I'm not sure what it means about that (nothing in the manual).

I also can't get the programming cable to work. I made sure it was set to the right COM port, have the right drivers installed,
the cable is firmly seated in the socket, and when I go to read from radio I get "Failed connection" every time!

So yeah I think my HT might be broken.
Extremely upsetting! I want to get on the air.


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If you think the radio has a glitch, have you tried to reset it to see if it will function properly after that?
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It won't even respond to the reset command

I think I might be dead in the water here. I'll open up a
support ticket with powerwerx and get it send back I guess.

Is this a common issue with Wouxun's or did I just get really unlucky?

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Goofs are no more 'normal' for Wouxun than for any of the other manufacturers. Sounds like you just got 'lucky'. 'PowerWerks' is good about making good on what they sell, so there shouldn't be a problem. (Other than the disappointment of getting so 'lucky', right? Not much consolation though.)
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Is there a key lock or keyboard lock enabled? That will disable the buttons and make it appear inoperable.
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Is there a key lock or keyboard lock enabled? That will disable the buttons and make it appear inoperable.
Good info. I just looked at the instructions online and it says that if no operation is conducted within 15 seconds the AUTOLK feature will lock the keypad. If this feature was active when you received the radio it could very well be why the radio is unresponsive. Press and hold the key/# button for 2+ seconds to turn this feature off. (page 22).
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C.K.,
There's a menu 'key lock', but not on the radio's face.
I think I'd give 'PowerWrks' a call about returning the radio. Who knows, they may send a replacement then rather than waiting, or, say how to 'fix' it. This is the first I've heard of one of their radios not working/freezing up like this.
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Default UV6D keyboard lock

All the photos I've seen of a UV6D show the far right button on the lowest row of buttons on the front is a keyboard lock button - a manual control. Should work just like the other, earlier Wouxuns. Overview details from the 409 Shop page:

Busy Channel Lockout
. Transmit Over Timer
.Step(5K/6.25K/10K/12.5K/25K/50K/100K)
. Keyboard lock (Auto/Manual)
. Multiple scan modes
. Wire clone function
. Programmable by computer

I'd suggest going back to the manual and seeing what it says about that button.

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