Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wouxun KG-UV8D: Size Comparison

The first surprise I had was the size of the UV8D. From the pictures I had seen, I thought it was going to be a hefty radio. The reality is different. In the pictures you can see (from left to right) the Baofeng UV-3R, the Baofeng UV-5R, the Wouxun KG-UV8D, and the Wouxun KG-UV1DP.

(And, yes, I found my UV-5R.)


  1. Any chance you have a review/comparison between the UV-5R and the KG-UV8D? Would love to see a decent side by side review.

    1. I had to send the KG-UV8D back, so I don't have one to tinker with at the moment.

  2. 1. Do you know what models from China are whaterproof in some degree (IP54, IP55, IP57 etc)?
    2. What about their perfomance in strong signals environment (with AGC or with manually selected attenuator if exists one)?
    I'am interesting in models like Wouxun KG-UV6D, KG-UV8D, Baofeng UV5Rxx, TYT or the Yaesu VX6.
    Thank you.