Back in 2011 I bought a Wouxun KGUVD1P dual band radio. Now it sits in my basement, unused and dusty. To what use can I put this product of basement radio archaeology?
One thing I remember, is that this radio has country-specific programmable band limits - if you have the right software.
Let's cut to the chase! Can you re-purpose this radio for non-Ham use? Bought in 2011 for about $100 these radios may be available on the used market for cheap. And, perhaps picking up a used Wouxun KGUVD1P may be a better option than having separate radios for three different radio services.
I want it all !
The Wouxun KGUVD1P dual-bander is capable of transmitting 136Mhz-174Mhz and 216Mhz-520Mhz.
This radio may not be FCC type-accepted for these non-Ham bands, but prepper-types may find this capability useful for "the event".
I dug the radio out of my basement, fired it up, and programmed the band limits with the software I had.
My testing shows that the Wouxun KGUVD1P dual band radio will in fact transmit and receive on all these bands, including bringing up GMRS repeaters with the correct split and PL.