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Wouxun KGXS20G menu and programming options

The Wouxun KG-XS20G is a compact mobile radio designed specifically for GMRS radio power user. Although significantly smaller, lighter and with lower ..

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Wouxun KG-XS20G Mobile GMRS Two Way Radio
The Wouxun KG-XS20G is a compact mobile radio designed specifically for GMRS radio power user. Although significantly smaller, lighter and with lower wattage than the Wouxun KG-1000G, it boasts a feature set that sets it far apart from the typical GMRS mobile. This radio is configured to transmit on the 15 high powered GMRS simplex channels, as well as the 8 repeater channels right out of the box. Although channels 8-14 are only authorized for very low output power on portable handheld radios and are not authorized for transmit on mobile radios by the FCC, they are available on the XS20G, but as receive only channels.

The KG-XS20G can also function as a small, full featured base station. When connected to the Wouxun DWC30WIN or Samlex SEC-1235M and a Tram 1486 UHF Fiberglass Base Antenna tuned to GMRS frequencies, the KG-XS20G operates quite well without taking up a lot of space on the top of your desk.

KG-XS20G Key Features

  • 22 Simplex GMRS Channels
  • 8 GMRS Repeater Channels
  • Built-in NOAA Weather Channels
  • 136-174.995 MHz VHF (Receive Only)
  • 400-479.995 (70cm) MHz (Receive Only)
  • 87.5-108MHz FM Radio (Receive Only)
  • 20W Maximum Transmit Power
  • High/Low Transmit Power Levels
  • 999 Total Custom Memory Channels
  • Color Dual Channel/Frequency Display
  • Channel Name, Number or Frequency Display
  • Simultaneous Dual Channel Receive
  • Repeater Capability
  • Standard and Non-Standard CTCSS/DCS
  • Split CTCSS/DCS Tone Support
  • Tune Specific Frequencies Directly (Frequency Mode)
  • CTCSS/DCS Tone Scan
  • Channel Scan
  • Priority Channel Scanning
  • Supports 10 Scan Groups
  • Companding
  • Backlit DTMF Speaker Microphone
  • Incoming Caller ID Display
  • Voltage Display
  • Channel Name Edit and Display
  • Group Calls, All Call and Selective Call
  • 8 Group Descramble
  • Companding
  • Wide/Narrow Bandwidth Selectable
  • Busy Channel Lockout
  • Timeout Timer
  • Stopwatch Timer
  • English Voice Prompts
  • Roger Beep Enable/Disable
  • Minimum Operating Voltage Settings
  • Audible Button Beep
  • Single Tone Pulse Frequency
  • 2 Programmable Keys
  • Keypad Lock
  • DTMF Encoding and Decoding
  • Built-in Speaker
  • 3.5mm External Speaker Port
  • PC Programmable
  • Reset

Programming the KG-XS20G
The Wouxun KG-XS20G looks and feels quite different from the Wouxun KG-1000G, so one would expect it to be a little bit different when it comes to programming the radio as well. In fact, it's easier. You can do it directly from the DTMF keypad on the speaker microphone or through a PC using the Wouxun KG-XS20G programming software.

Direct from the radio
If you already know how to program frequencies into the Wouxun KG-UV920P-A or other Wouxun mobile radios, programming the KG-XS20G directly from the radio itself is basically the same. The only real differences are the channels, frequencies and menu options themselves. If you haven't programmed a Wouxun mobile before or you are new to programming any two way radio, we've figured a lot of it out for you with the KGXS20G owners manual. This manual is carefully written in plain English and is easy to understand, even when explaining some of the advanced features of the radio.

The KG-XS20G menu consists of 56 items. Default settings are bold.

Menu # Menu Item Description Option
01 SQUELCH Squelch settings 1 to 9|5
02 TX-POWER Output power HIGH (20W)|LOW (5W)|Varies
03 W/N Wide/Narrow bandwidth settings NARR (12.5k)|WIDE (25k)|Varies
04* REPEATER Repeater OFF|ON
05 BRT-ACTV Active Backlight settings OFF|1-10|3
06 BRT-STBY Standby Backlight settings OFF|1-10|3
07 WX-ALERT Weather Alert ON|OFF
08 BAT-SAVE Battery Saver ON|OFF
09 RX-CTCSS Receive CTCSS Tone OFF|1-50
10 TX-CTCSS Transmit CTCSS Tone OFF|1-50
11 RX-DCS Receive DCS Code OFF|1-105 +/-
12 TX-DCS Transmit DCS Code OFF|1-105 +/-
13 BACK-LT Backlight Timeout OFF|ON|1-20 sec|8
14 SCANMODE Scan Mode TO|CO|SE
15 SCANGP-A Scan Group A ALL|1-10
16 SCANGP-B Scan Group B ALL|1-10
17 PRI-SCAN Priority Scan ON|OFF
18 PRI-CH Priority Channel 999 Channels|CH:01
19** SCAN-ADD Scan Add/Delete ON|OFF
20 TONESCAN CTCSS/DCS Scanning NONE|CTCSS|DCS
21 TONESAVE CTCSS/DCS Tone Save Options RX|TX|ALL
22* STEP Step frequency settings 2.5k to 100.0k|5k
23 ROGER Roger Beep OFF|BOT|EOT|BOTH
24 TOT Transmit Overtime Timer 15-900 sec (15 second increments)|60
25 TOA Transmit Overtime Alarm OFF|1-10 seconds|5
26 VOX Voice Activated Transmit OFF|1-10 (Level)
27 VOICE Voice Guide OFF|ON
28 BEEP Button Beeps ON|OFF
29 BUSYLOCK Busy Channel Lockout ON|OFF
30 PF1-SHRT Side Key PF1 Short Press Assignment UNDEF|BRT|DCS-SCAN|CTC-SCAN|REVERSE|TALK-A|WEATHER|MONI|FM-RADIO|SOS|ALARM|SCAN
31 PF1-LONG Side Key PF1 Long Press Assignment UNDEF|BRT|DCS-SCAN|CTC-SCAN|REVERSE|TALK-A|WEATHER|MONI|FM-RADIO|SOS|ALARM|SCAN|SELEC CALL|FRQ2-PTT
32 PF2-SHRT Side Key PF2 Short Press Assignment UNDEF|BRT|DCS-SCAN|CTC-SCAN|REVERSE|TALK-A|WEATHER|MONI|FM-RADIO|SOS|ALARM|SCAN
33 PF2-LONG Side Key PF2 Long Press Assignment UNDEF|BRT|DCS-SCAN|CTC-SCAN|REVERSE|TALK-A|WEATHER|MONI|FM-RADIO|SOS|ALARM|SCAN|SELEC CALL|FRQ2-PTT
34 SMUTESET Secondary Area Mute Setting OFF|TX|RX|TX+RX
35 A-MUTE A Area Mute Setting OFF|ON
36 B-MUTE B Area Mute Setting OFF|ON
37 WORKMODE Work Mode CH-NAME|FREQ|CH-NUM|CH-FREQ
38** CH-NAME Edit a channel name Name***
39 CH-ADD Add Memory Channel 999 channels
40 DEL-CH Deleting a channel 999 channels
41 COMPAND Compander ON|OFF
42 SP-MUTE Speaker Mute QT|QT+DTMF|QT*DTMF
43 ANI-SW Caller ID TX Settings ON|OFF
44 ANI-EDIT Sets caller ID 100-999999|101
45 SIDETONE DTMF sidetone settings OFF|DTMF|ANI|DTMF+ANI
46 ALERT Tone Alert 1750Hz|2100Hz|1000Hz|1450Hz
47 PTT-DLY Caller ID Delay 100~3000ms|300ms
48 PTT-ID Caller ID TX mode BOT|EOT|BOTH
49 RING Ring Time OFF|1-10 seconds|3
50 CALLCODE Call Code None|1-20 Groups
51 RPT-TONE Repeater Tone OFF|ON
52 TIMER Stopwatch Timer ON|OFF
53 AUTOLOCK Keypad Auto Lock OFF|ON
54 SPK-SET Speaker settings SPK1|SPK2|SPK1+2
55*** RADIOMEM FM Radio Memory MEMORY|RECALL
56 RESET Reset VFO|ALL

*Note: *The menu items in yellow is available in Frequency mode only.
**The menu items in green is available in Channel mode only.
***The menu item in orange is available on Area "A" only.

Programming with software
The KG-XS20G uses the same Wouxun mobile PCO-003 USB programming cable that works with the KG-1000G, KG-1000M and KG-UV980P. Refer to the cable driver installation instructions for more information.

Unlike the cable, the Wouxun KG-XS20G programming software is specific to this model and is currently available for Windows PCs only. The programming software is located under the Downloads tab on the Wouxun KG-XS20G product page at Buy Two Way Radios.

KG-XS20G Operation
The KG-XS20G is a very different form factor from the KG-1000G, KG-1000M or KG-UV980P, so the console, display, and some key functions are somewhat unique as well. Unlike the previously mentioned Wouxun models, it uses a KG-UV11A hand speaker microphone with an 8-pin DIN style connector. The speaker microphone plugs into a jack located in lower right corner on the front of the radio and screws into the front panel securely.

The keys on the hand microphone and their primary functions are listed below:

Button Operation
UP ARROW Select previous channel/frequency|Select menu option
DOWN ARROW Select next channel/frequency|Select menu option
MAIN Change master channel (A/B Area)|Change single/dual display
1-SQL Squelch menu hotkey
2-PWR Power menu hotkey
3-W/N Bandwidth menu hotkey
4-RPT Repeater menu hotkey
5-BRT-A Active backlight menu hotkey
6-BRT-S Standby backlight menu hotkey
7-W-ALT Weather alert menu hotkey
8-SAVE Power save menu hotkey
9-CTCSS RX CTCSS menu hotkey
0-(None) No hotkey function
*-SCAN Scan key
#-LOCK Keypad lock key
MENU Enter program menu|choose/set menu option
EXIT Exit menu/cancel

As a GMRS radio alone, the Wouxun KG-XS20G is a great value. As a mobile/base station radio, it can add affordable, yet powerful versatility to any GMRS operation.

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By: Rick
Title: Wouxun KG-XS20G programming and menu options
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Published Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 14:00:00 +0000

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