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One Perk of the KG-935


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Now this may not be news to some of you, but...

One of the things I can't stand with some of the radios, is that they come hard coded with all of the GMRS 'channels' (including the annoyingly occupied 'bubble pack' channels).  In the really cheap radios, you're kinda stuck with these as, other than the CTCSS settings, they cannot be deleted and/or altered.  If you're lucky, there are a few memory locations for custom channels, but you're still stuck with all 30 of the hard coded channels.

From the factory, the KG-935G also has all of these default channels.  However, unlike many of the radios, these default channels can be deleted and the memory space used as one desires!  A big plus in my book, because I have just a couple of systems I routinely use and, I hate having to scroll through a list of unwanted channels just to get to the ones I actually desire.  Sure, I can put up to 999 channels in the thing, but does anybody really want or need that?

So now, as I rotate the channel selector knob, it goes through the few systems I have and then returns to the first channel in the list!  Much better than feeling like I'm winding up an alarm clock to find the system I want!

Additionally, I've discovered that the scan lists, with the exception of #1, can be customized, another perk IMHO.

This is where a better, more detailed manual, would be nice, instead of having to experiment with the software!

FWIW!

 

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Good observation on the KG-935G which I have had some time.  It a real radio... I have it to talk on GMRS and can monitor Ham frequency (which I'm a ham).  I use the following software and cable to program radio as it much more user friendly... wish it was in Mac OS.  https://www.rtsystemsinc.com/KG-935G_c_2138.html  

I make up several Scan Group and some have my standard Repeaters and others frequency I use on Simplex etc.  So I pick my group and just scan that group.  So with the software from RT Systems, well worth getting it as I can cut and paste makes life easy and fast.  Easy to fill up the 999 channel slots.

Enjoy your 935G as much as I do as well as my KG-UV8H for Hams who want to monitor GMRS.

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On 3/18/2022 at 11:50 AM, MacJack said:

I use the following software and cable to program radio as it much more user friendly... wish it was in Mac OS.  https://www.rtsystemsinc.com/KG-935G_c_2138.html  

 

I just got my KG-935G today. I have the Programming Cable, so I really want to be able to use my desktop to program the radio. I checked out the link in your post and it loos like a $25.00 download. Is that really what I need? Seems like a lot of $$ right after a major (for me) purchase!  Thanks!

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15 minutes ago, WRPT916 said:

I just got my KG-935G today. I have the Programming Cable, so I really want to be able to use my desktop to program the radio. I checked out the link in your post and it loos like a $25.00 download. Is that really what I need? Seems like a lot of $$ right after a major (for me) purchase!  Thanks!

The RT Systems software will only work with the RT Systems cable.  If you bought the Wouxun cable, then you'll need to use the Wouxun software.

https://www.buytwowayradios.com/wouxun-kg-935g.html

Click the "Downloads" tab.

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On 3/18/2022 at 11:53 AM, MichaelLAX said:

RT Systems sells a Mac version. 

I talked to them many months back begging them to do Mac OS version since they do have some software for Mac OS.  Just so you they order a 935G when backordered and I sent them my 935G for they could write the software in a week and they send radio back with what I needed.  They do PC first and Mac OS later... I just checked and the do not have Mac OS on the list of releases.

 

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2 hours ago, WRPT916 said:

I just got my KG-935G today. I have the Programming Cable, so I really want to be able to use my desktop to program the radio. I checked out the link in your post and it loos like a $25.00 download. Is that really what I need? Seems like a lot of $$ right after a major (for me) purchase!  Thanks!

YES BUT.. RT System says you have to have their cable.  I did not try the old cable I got from B2WR.  I like the easy RT System software verse the 935G free download...  BUT since you just got your 935G, use what you have and enjoy.  Another software option is https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home BUT make sure you see 935G as a year ago I had to use 916 which could brick your radio... BECAREFUL.  In fact, any software you use do a backup of your radio and save it as factory setting in case you have to go back and start over.  

Enjoy your 935G, great no best radio...  In fact, program some Ham channels in your area as you will only can listen and not talk.  Who knows you may get your Ham ticket like my now 13 yo grand daughter and I did as we where study buddies.

 

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19 minutes ago, MacJack said:

YES BUT.. RT System says you have to have their cable.  I did not try the old cable I got from B2WR.

Yes, I said that.  🙂

You cannot even install RT Systems software without their cable plugged in.

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35 minutes ago, MacJack said:

Another software option is https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home BUT make sure you see 935G as a year ago I had to use 916 which could brick your radio... BECAREFUL.  In fact, any software you use do a backup of your radio and save it as factory setting in case you have to go back and start over.  

Enjoy your 935G, great no best radio...  In fact, program some Ham channels in your area as you will only can listen and not talk.  Who knows you may get your Ham ticket like my now 13 yo grand daughter and I did as we where study buddies.

 

Current version of Chip does not support the 935

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6 hours ago, wrci350 said:

The RT Systems software will only work with the RT Systems cable.  If you bought the Wouxun cable, then you'll need to use the Wouxun software.

https://www.buytwowayradios.com/wouxun-kg-935g.html

Click the "Downloads" tab.

I installed the software and it works! The look and feel is old school, but I was able to get configured enough to get into a local repeater. Thanks for the help.

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21 hours ago, MacJack said:

I talked to them many months back begging them to do Mac OS version since they do have some software for Mac OS.  Just so you they order a 935G when backordered and I sent them my 935G for they could write the software in a week and they send radio back with what I needed.  They do PC first and Mac OS later... I just checked and the do not have Mac OS on the list of releases.

 

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That is disappointing: one of the main reasons to pay the RT price is Mac compatibility.

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  • 3 weeks later...

THE BEST AND CHEAPEST IS THE FREE DOWND Wouxun KG-935G GMRS Two Way Radio (buytwowayradios.com)

 
 
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I HAVE MORE THAN 8 KG-935GS RUNNING WITH THIS 
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Your are the man... I only have one and love the KG-935G (can monitor my Ham channels not TX) and one sister radio KG-UV8H for my Ham side of life (I my Ham ticket and can monitor GMRS as well (not TX on GMRS).  

They both are same beefiness and interchange battery and accessories.  B2WR did it right and great customer service which I only used once.

Enjoy your 935G... 

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1 hour ago, MacJack said:

They both are same beefiness and interchange battery and accessories.  B2WR did it right and great customer service which I only used once.

 

Definite positives! I found the uv7d and the kg805g also interchange batteries and accessories as well. (Got the one with 1.25m)

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