Wouxun KG-UV3D Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio


Discontinued 5 Watt, 128 Channel Dual-Band Superhet VHF/UHF Emergency Ham Two-Way Radio – See the New Part 90 Wouxun KG-UV7D!

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The affordable Wouxun KG-UV3D Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio provides beginner emergency radio communications for peppers, survivalists, Neighborhood Watch & CERT groups, businesses and Hams to keep in touch when other methods of communication break down.

Note: SOLD-OUT!  Purchase your KG-UV3D accessories here, while supplies last!

See the upgraded Hi-Power 5-7W 199 Channel Part 90 LMR or HAM Replacement Model: Wouxun KG-UV7D Now Available!
(The UV7D also replaces the KG-UV3X, KG-UV6D & KG-UV6X models and is much more affordable.)

This is a sturdy, full power, 3rd-generation commercial two-way radio with high performance, great audio and an IP55 Dust & Water (jets) Resistant rating. With our signature ReadySafeGo™ service, we charge the battery pack, custom program for you (see options above/below), and test each unit (including antenna), so your new radio is guaranteed to be usable the second you open the box, and to NOT be DOA!

The KG-UV3D operating range is as good or better than any other affordable Commercial/Ham radio, even with its stock whip antenna. As well, with our hi-gain whip antenna upgrade or an external mobile-mount or roof/tree-mount antenna (for base station use), you will see a significantly improved talk range, even when communicating with another stock handheld. The KG-UV3D is also repeater-capable (even split-band), greatly extending the potential operating range.
Note: This radio was originally an LMR (commercial/business) radio and has Part 90 FCC Certification. Because it does not have 2.5kHz tuning steps, it does not conform to today’s narrowband standard, but the Part 90 certification is grandfathered and active and it does operate in wide (25kHz) or narrow bandwidth (12.5kHz) FM modes. It is legal to use this radio on the LMR band, with an appropriate license, on frequencies with a 12.5kHz bandwidth, but we are selling this unit as an amateur radio with Tx locked to the Ham bands.
Shipping Note: Due to USPS restrictions, we are only able to ship 1 extra battery pack per radio and only 2 battery packs total per package via 2-3 Day Priority-Mail (air) service. Orders with 3 or more Li-ion battery packs must be sent by Priority-Mail (surface transport) service only, which may take longer than the normal 2-3 days. Packages with over 5 pounds of batteries will need to be split up into multiple shipments. Contact us if you have any questions.

Commercial/Business/Ham Radio
Ideal for security patrols, private investigators, business communications, schools, universities, construction crews and other organizations that have FCC licensed frequencies. Also great for Amateur Radio (Ham) communications, including ARES and RACES. Full 5 Watts of transmit power on VHF and 4 Watts on UHF for increased range. Note: We offer custom programming for this radio – see the Radio Programming Charts below!

Dual Watch Receive Mode & FM Radio
Allows monitoring two communication channels simultaneously (V+V, U+U & V+U) in dual watch mode (audio from one channel at a time). Great for scanning emergency channels while monitoring a “home” channel or even listening to FM Broadcast Radio. Single receive mode is also available.

148 Channels & 2 Power Levels
Easily program up to 128 regular VHF/UHF channel memories with 6-character alpha-numeric tags, and 20 FM Broadcast Radio station channels (148 channels total). 2 programmable power levels for operating flexibility (VHF: 5/1W, UHF: 4/1W). There’s even a bright LED flashlight built-in – handy for emergencies.

Pro Features & 1 Year Warranty!
Easy to operate radio with its compact size, simple menu system and Front Panel Programming. Each radio includes a 1700 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery (provides 15+ hours of operation between charges with battery-saver mode), 2 hour desk charger, flexible antenna, belt clip, wrist strap & user manual. Backed with impressive 1 year limited warranty (on radio, 6 months on battery and charger), and designed, supported and serviced in the USA (Southern California).

Note: LMRS (Land Mobile Radio Service) operation is a coordinated band requires an FCC license. Amateur Radio (Ham) operation also requires a license. This radio is not “type-accepted” for use on other bands such as GMRS, FRS, MURS, MMS, etc.

*IMPORTANT: This radio is meant for personal use by licensed amateur radio operators during normal or emergency “SHTF” (S#it Hits The Fan) situations. Although our radios come programmed for Part 97 compliance with transmit locked to only the Ham bands, you are ultimately and solely responsible for operating this device in compliance with FCC licensing and regulations, regardless of how it comes programmed. For EmComm use, consult your COML regarding device compliance before any official public service operation. The free downloadable custom programming software made available for this radio by the manufacturer is for use by service technicians authorized or licensed to reprogram the radios for any given radio service. We are not responsible for any harm or loss caused by the use or misuse of this device. Please let us know if you have any compliance questions before purchasing.


Channels: 148 Channels – 128 VHF/UHF & 20 FM Broadcast radio stations. Front Panel Programmable, Backlit LCD Display with 6-character alpha-numeric channel names, simple menu system and quick-access function buttons.  Note: The stock/factory programming does not have usable Tx frequencies (other than 7 WX channels) and has transmit locked to the ham bands (PC programmable with optional USB cable, or with our additional custom programming service – see the Custom Radio Programming item in the KG-UV3D Accessories category).
Battery: Operate 15+ hours between charges with the supplied 1700 mAh lithium-ion battery in the power saver mode. Power-on battery voltage display (and while in single receive mode) to easily monitor battery life.
Applications: Ideal communications for businesses, security personnel, private investigators, schools, industry, preppers & (amateur radio) Hams to keep in touch. Recommended for commercial, industrial and public safety activities. Perfect for SHTF (S#hit Hits The Fan) Prepper & general emergency communications also!
Flashlight/VOX/FM Includes a bright LED Flashlight feature, a hand-free VOX feature, and FM Broadcast Radio receiver – Great for monitoring a game or emergency broadcast. There’s also an SOS Alarm mode and dual-watch Scanning, with multiple scan resume modes, and DTMF Encoding. There’s also an optional Stopwatch function, Free Windows Programming Software, Busy Channel Lockout, Keypad Lock, Transmit Time Out, multiple Tuning Step Sizes (from 5 to 100 kHz (no 2.5kHz steps – see the TERA TR-590 if you need current Part 90 compliance), Power Save, and a Backlit Keypad.
Audio Output: 500 mW of loud-speaker output for noisy environments. It’s sufficiently loud and clear for a superhet radio of this size! Or attach an optional speaker-mic or covert earpiece for belt-operation or discreet, unobtrusive communications via the standard Kenwood K1 audio jack.
Quiet Tones/Codes: 50 CTCSS & 105 DCS “PL” tones or digital codes with split capability. Quiet/privacy tones/codes are re-programmable with the optional USB Programming Cable or front panel keypad (when unlocked). Note: We can re-program the radio with standard/default PL tones – see the Radio Programming Charts below!
Special Features: 2 Side-buttons (with custom programming options) as follows: Scan Mode, Flashlight, SOS, FM Radio, Monitor. See the Radio Programming Charts below for all settings!
Package Includes: Commercial-Grade 128-Channel Dual-Band Dual-Receive radio (Operating Range: VHF 5/1W 136-174MHzUHF 4/1W 420-520MHz, stock radio has transmit locked to ham bands – Tx: VHF 144-148 MHz, UHF: 420-450 MHz), lithium-ion batterydesk chargerdual-band flexible whip antennasturdy belt clipuser manual & wrist strap.
Opt. Accessories: External Compact & Heavy Duty Speaker Mics, AA Alkaline Battery Case, Spare 1700 mAh Li-ion Battery Pack, High-Capacity 2600 mAh Li-ion Battery Pack, 12V Cig. Lighter Battery Eliminator, 12V Car Charger Adapter, 18″ Magnetic Mount Dual-Band Vehicle Antenna, Hi-Gain 15″ Whip Antenna, 2.75″ Stubby Flexible Antenna, Ext. Covert Earpiece, Radio Cloning Cable, USB Radio Programming Cable, Replacement Desk Charger, 6-Unit Multi Charger, Replacement Belt Clip, HD Nylon Carry Case (windowed & windowless) w/ Stainless Swivel Belt Clip.
Certifications: FCC Part 90 Certified (FCC ID: WVTWOUXUN04) (Licensed Land Mobile Radio “business band” or Part 97 Ham use)
IP55 Dust & Water
(jets) Resistant


IMPORTANT: By downloading and using the radio customer programing software, you agree to be solely responsible for operating your radios in compliance with FCC licensing and regulations. BSR and Wouxun are not responsible for any harm caused by the use or misuse of the software to or by your radios. Let me know if you have any questions before purchasing.

Additional information

Weight 1.7 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 8.3 × 4.3 in

148 (128 regular, 20 FM broadcast radio), Programmable (with optional programming cable)


Tx: LMR/Ham
Rx: LMR/Ham/MURS/GMRS/CAP/WX/PS/Broadcast FM Radio
Custom programmable for other VHF/UHF bands

Receive Frequency Range

FM: 76-108MHz (Broadcast FM Radio)
VHF 136-174MHz
UHF 420-520MHz

Transmit Frequency Range

144-148MHz (FM 2M Ham VHF), as shipped for Part 97 compliance
420-450MHz (FM 70cm Ham UHF), as shipped for Part 97 compliance
Custom Programmable*

Operating Modes

Single or Dual Watch Receive VHF/VHF, VHF/UHF, UHF/UHF


155 CTCSS/DCS “PL/Privacy” tones or digital codes with split capability

Frequency Stability


Receive Sensitivity


Intermod Rejection


Audio Power Output

> 500mW, Built-In Loudspeaker
≤5% Distortion
Standard Kenwood K1 audio (and programming) jacks

RF Power Output

VHF High Power: 5W / Low Power: 1W
UHF High Power: 4W / Low Power: 1W


FM (Frequency Modulation), ≤5% FM Distortion
WFM (Wide Band FM), 16kΦF3E, 25kHz
FMN (Narrow Band FM), 8kΦF3E, 12.5kHz
Not Narrowband-Compliant due to 5kHz Tuning Steps

Max Deviation

WFM ≤5kHz

Tx Spurious & Harmonics

< -60dB

Antenna Impedance


Battery Pack

1700mAh 7.4V Li-ion


DC 6.6V – 8.4V via Li-ion Battery Pack, AA Battery Case or 12V Battery Eliminator

Radio Weight

Assembled Radio: 262g (9.2oz) with Stock Antenna & Li-ion Battery Pack

Radio Dimensions (HxWxD)

105 x 58 x 40 mm with Battery Pack (no antenna)
4.1 x 2.3 x 1.6 inches

Operating Temperature


Dust & Water Protection

IP55 Dust & Water (jets) Resistant

FCC Certification

FCC Part 90 Certified for PLMRS (Business Band, grandfathered)
Not Narrowband-Compliant due to 5kHz Tuning Steps
Part 97 Compliant for Ham use


1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Radio
6 Months Manufacturer's Warranty on Battery & Charger
Serviced in the USA by Powerwerx

Radio Programming Options

(S) Stock – Factory WX Channels
(Custom Programming Available)


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