So whats new, with the "new" Wouxun HT radios?
In 2015 Wouxun finally did a true refresh of it's Amateur Radio lineup and introduced the KG-UV8D, followed soon after by the KG-UV9D. The 8D was their first with Cross Band Repeat, while the 9D was the first to offer AM Aircraft RX.
Now for 2016 we have the "Plus" models of these two radios. So besides the "Plus" being more expensive, whats the real difference?
- Non standard CTCSS codes can be used
- Voice inversion scrambler
- Voice compander
- "Power On" message can be customized
- Backlight intensity can be adjusted
Hmmm.... for us in the Amateur world not much we're ever going to use. I would say unless being used in a commercial environment, stick with the original KG-UV8D.
- Cross band repeat
- More robust backlight settings
- LED indicator quirk resolved
Well, cross band repeat can be useful for some, and the additional settings on the screen and LED may be a benefit to others. With a higher price tag will you get the value for your money? I think you have to be the judge on this one based on what your needs are. (Will you use the cross band repeat function)