Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wouxun KG-UV8D: HRO Version

HRO is advertising a version 3 of the KG-UV8D, but according to Wouxun this is not really an upgrade. HRO mentions black buttons (instead of green) and I think this may create some fake drama around the various versions.

(Based on recent traffic on the Yahoo Groups, I expect someone to ask if swapping one color of buttons for another will allow them to transmit/receive on 11 meters.)


  1. Interesting, Brick. Looks like they're pricing it at $159 -- same as BuyTwoWayRadios. I expected they would try to undercut but margins must be too low.

    I like the radio. Now that it has 2.5k spacing, I intend to own one.

  2. Wish they would add something new. Six metres, say, or (daring!) four. Or 23cm. I want to buy more cheap Chinese rigs, but I'm running out of excuses. de G6HVY

  3. If they do 6 meters, im hoping they go a little lower and cover at least part of the vhf low public safety band. Like down to 45 or 40 would be perfect. IIt shouldnt even be too much of a stretch as far as hardware goes either.