Wouxun KG-5118 Programmable UHF Transceiver
This Kenwood TK-3118 housing design clone radio covers 400MHz~470MHz. It has 100 memory channels that could store TX/RX frequencies independently. 2.5W Radio output. Normal operation is in Channel mode, very simple to use. Unlike its looks this radio seems to be designed for work radio, you can't see the frequency on normal operation which is probably the better option for a work/business radio.
Construction of housing is very good, back half is all aluminium, front half is ABS plastic, very solid feel to it. Battery pack slides in from bottom, you don't need to remove Belt Clip to pull out battery pack. LCD and Keypad have green backlit, easy to see at dark.
Sound quality is much better than JingTong JT308, and reception is slightly better. Worth mentioning, No Power Up Tune!
Frequency step is 25KHz. Some information on the net indicate 5/10/12.5/25KHz but I can't find any mentions on the manual. Though manual is not well written, "if it's hard to describe, then don't" seems to be the policy.
Things I don't like is that keypad is made of soft silicon rubber with shiny surface, Feels like sticking to finger tip. It won't slide if you put face down, may be that's the purpose of this keypad... non skid keypad.
Unlike JingTong's Fortune Cookie Manual, KG-5118 manual is understandable though missing some information. No need to say "to enter 450.175MHz, press "4" see fig1, press "5" see fig2, press "0" see fig3...."
Push "450175" then press PTT, done! too simple?
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