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Question for any other owners of the Wouxon KG-1000G radio. I recently got one and have it set up as a base with a 30amp power supply. All is working fine, however the Fan on the KG-1000G turns on instantly every time the PTT is used to transmit, "even after the radio is just powered up".

Per the manual, it says there are 3 options for setting the Fan. One of them (default setting) says the fan turns on "when the temperature of the radio is high during transmit". That's what mine is set to. That would appear to indicate the fan "would not" turn on immediately after powering the radio on, right? There is another fan setting that turns the fan on "when transmitting". That is how the radio appears to be acting. It's almost as if there is a bug in the radio with the default fan setting.

Looking for confirmation from other owners that their unit operates in a similar fashion...or not. I have asked Buytwowayradios to confirm this as well. Thanks in advance!

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I believe the accompanying description in the manual to be misleading.

 

TX = Fan on while transmitting only.

HI-TE/TX = Fan on when temperature is high or when transmitting.

ALWAYS = Fan Always On, regardless of temperature or transmitting.

 

In effect, the fan will always be on when transmitting, period. Beyond that, the fan is on when temperatures are high; always when you set it as such.

 

 

Michael

WRHS965

KE8PLM

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Thanks for your review... on fan issue.  I do not have a 1000 yet and was thinking use it as a mobile not a base.  If the fan is a issue can you mount the radio somewhere else as it has a xx foot wire to mount remote head else where?  I'm asking as I'm look at my location so if the fan is an issue.  But wait I'm so old I have ringing in my ears now and I may not hear the fan over the ringing in my ears...  not joking, 

Jack

Question for any other owners of the Wouxon KG-1000G radio. I recently got one and have it set up as a base with a 30amp power supply. All is working fine, however the Fan on the KG-1000G turns on instantly every time the PTT is used to transmit, "even after the radio is just powered up".

Per the manual, it says there are 3 options for setting the Fan. One of them (default setting) says the fan turns on "when the temperature of the radio is high during transmit". That's what mine is set to. That would appear to indicate the fan "would not" turn on immediately after powering the radio on, right? There is another fan setting that turns the fan on "when transmitting". That is how the radio appears to be acting. It's almost as if there is a bug in the radio with the default fan setting.

Looking for confirmation from other owners that their unit operates in a similar fashion...or not. I have asked Buytwowayradios to confirm this as well. Thanks in advance!

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Thanks for the reply Jack.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of real estate in the office area where the radio is located and I would have to move the power supply as well.  At first I thought the fan noise was coming from the power supply, but after a few minutes I realized it was the radio.  Power supply is whisper quiet.  Thanks for  the suggestion though.

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Well this forum is all about what you discover so we can learn... Keep us informed so we can lean as well.

Jack

Thanks for the reply Jack.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of real estate in the office area where the radio is located and I would have to move the power supply as well.  At first I thought the fan noise was coming from the power supply, but after a few minutes I realized it was the radio.  Power supply is whisper quiet.  Thanks for  the suggestion though.

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Thanks. Some other owners have reported the same behavior and a request for a firmware fix has been submitted to Buytwowayradios. Their customer service (US Based) is very responsive and everything else about the radio is excellent.

BTWR informed me months ago that there will be no user upgradable firmware for the radio. They did not confirm whether they would update the firmware of the radio if it was sent back to them should a new version become available.

 

 

Michael

WRHS965

KE8PLM

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Thanks for your review... on fan issue.  I do not have a 1000 yet and was thinking use it as a mobile not a base.  If the fan is a issue can you mount the radio somewhere else as it has a xx foot wire to mount remote head else where?  I'm asking as I'm look at my location so if the fan is an issue.  But wait I'm so old I have ringing in my ears now and I may not hear the fan over the ringing in my ears...  not joking, 

Jack

Wait until you get yours the fan does come on but it is not real loud and in a JEEP I doubt you will ever hear it. Have mine so far on far a bench learning how I want to set it up as there are lots of options. The squelch actually works and weak annoying signals on scan can be drastically reduced. My Jeep is wired for a Kenwood with a bracket near the roof and all of the wires run through the plastic to the firewall so I am looking for a power cord converter from 2 prong round to T shaped spade connecters! So I can switch back and forth if I want/need to. I have to say it works as advertised so far. The free software actually works as good as Chirp and allows you to set buttons to your preference! Good luck!

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Keep us posted as you go along... You did read Micheal post above on firmware upgrade...  Hope that helps.

Jack

Wait until you get yours the fan does come on but it is not real loud and in a JEEP I doubt you will ever hear it. Have mine so far on far a bench learning how I want to set it up as there are lots of options. The squelch actually works and weak annoying signals on scan can be drastically reduced. My Jeep is wired for a Kenwood with a bracket near the roof and all of the wires run through the plastic to the firewall so I am looking for a power cord converter from 2 prong round to T shaped spade connecters! So I can switch back and forth if I want/need to. I have to say it works as advertised so far. The free software actually works as good as Chirp and allows you to set buttons to your preference! Good luck!

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As others have noted in their replies, the fan noise is less likely to be an issue when mobile in a vehicle.  Especially with the ability to mount the radio away from the dash/front passenger area by using the detachable face and long extension cable.  For my situation and others who plan to use it as a base, the fan noise will be noticeable when transmitting.  That may still not bother some owners, but I wanted to share the behavior here in this forum given the radio appears to be popular.

 

It’s a really nice radio with a ton of features and I’m very happy with the purchase (albeit don’t like the fan behavior).  When speaking with support at BTWR, I requested they push my feedback up the chain and inquire about the possibility of a FW upgrade/fix.  At a minimum, they should clarify the manual and other marketing material regarding the fan.  In a nutshell, it is only “partially” configurable.  It’s either on all the time or every time you PTT (even when the radio is cold)

 

Thanks for the many replies.  Much appreciated.

 

Mike
WKRT553

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