There are rumors afoot that Wouxun is releasing a new version of it’s popular KG-UVxD line, the KG-UV6D. Based on the popular KG-UVD1P, “updates” have popped up such as the KG-UV2D and KG-UV3D. The internals of the radio are the same (as is the FCC ID). Only the firmware and some cosmetic differences in their cases separate the different models.
Andrews Communications in Australia has this page up where they show the radio. While some owners of previous versions have complained that it can’t be tuned in 2.5kHz steps in compliance with narrowbanding rules that go into effect in 2013, it seems the KG-UV6D firmware corrects the problem.
Who will carry this radio in the US? Maybe PowerWerx, current retailer of the KG-UV3D. Back on July 19th, they registered the web addresses KGUV6D.com and KG-UV6D.com. Could be a coincidence. Or maybe not.
Do you have one of these Wouxun HTs? What do you think of it?