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Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by Tweetybird, Feb 15, 2020 at 3:50 AM.

  1. Tweetybird

    Tweetybird Well-Known Member

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    My neighbor just gave these to me. My research so far said they are commercial, 20200214_204606.jpg can they be used for amateur radio?


     
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  2. sunbulls

    sunbulls Sr. Member

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    Great for Ham. You can use Chirp software to program them or Wouxum's. Of course you will need a programing cable. Universal radio sells accessories and will give you and idea of the radios capabilities. There's probably cheaper sources as I didn't do an extensive search. Manual programing is also possible, but software is so much easier.
    https://www.universal-radio.com/CAtalog/ht/3006.html

    Another source for software:
    http://www.kc8unj.com/kguv6.html
     
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  3. sunbulls

    sunbulls Sr. Member

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    When sold as a business radio I also read that the keyboard will come locked . If that's the case you will need the software anyway to unlock it.
     
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    Rwb Sr. Member

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    They cost more but if you got trouble universal has your back. They are still on the side of mom n pop kinda people,not like giga parts n other big name places
     
  5. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Chirp will unlock it if it is indeed locked. They are decent radios but they do have a huge bug in them. They have a limited amount not times they can be programmed, once you hit that limit it will brick.
     
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  6. Tweetybird

    Tweetybird Well-Known Member

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    They were free. new ones no chargers or cords. dont want to buy if they are not worth using.
     
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  7. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    They are worth using, as the Chinese radios go Wouxun's are the best made.
     
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