Ham radio forums have been alive with buzz in recent days about the pending release of the KG-UV920R, a new dual-band 2m/440 mobile radio from Wouxun. Ed Griffin from Wouxun.US is in China until October 25th and was not available for comment, but a photo of the radio appears on his website. An anonymous but reliable source said that the radio is not yet in production, but that it could be available by early 2011 pending FCC certification.
How much will it cost? The same reliable source did not have a firm answer but expected the price to be less than $300. They also said that they expected a 2m/220 version in addition to the 2m/440 version. When you start looking through the feature set (remote front panel, cross-band repeat), that’s quite a bit less than a comparable radio from other manufacturers. Obviously, a lot can change between now and the final production release. The specs and price could very well change significantly. Hopefully Ed will stop by soon and provide us with some more information.
What do you think of Wouxun’s apparent entry into the mobile radio market? Will you buy one?
(Images above from Wouxun.US and re-formatted for viewing)