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New Wouxun KG-UV8D

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I got a headache from looking at that display. Sometimes, less is more.
 

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Digital?

will it handle P25 phase I & II, NXDEN, EDACS or anything?????
P25 would be wonderful as most public services are converting over to that.
 

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If the front end is really good, then this should make a terrific radio for working some satellites.
 

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It seems like if it's going to be available that soon, there should be a PDF manual available. Anyone?
 

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The main areas im concerned with this about are the front end quality and the overall durability of the radio, which alot of the other chinese radios seem to be lacking, although the Wouxuns have done pretty well on up to this point. Also im hoping that they have improved the scan speed and added the ability to lockout a channel from the keypad, but those are more "wishlist" features than necessities, but it would certainly be a nice improvement.

If these turn out to be built to the same standard as the KGUVD1P is, which i consider to be one of the best of the chinese radios, then i will definitely be adding one to my collection.
 

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DTMF decode is promising, only 199 channels is a bummer. Win some, lose some. It doesn't seem like they've done much other than done the duplex thing and made the display a whole lot bigger. So far, not enough to dump the Puxing for.
 

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I like that it has 999 channels and appears to break them into groups for scanning. Let's hope they got the scanning speed up. Looking forward to reading the reports from users.
 

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It would seem as though it's fairly similar only in that it adds full duplex cross band repeat and DTMF decoding. DTMF decoding hasn't proven that reliable for me on the Puxing. The Puxing also has scramble.

Wouxun has more channels and some memory management to break those channels into groups/banks for scanning.

We haven't heard any real-world reports on the new Wouxun yet, so it's too soon to know how they stack up. If someone wants to send me one, I'd be happy to evaluate it on both ham and public safety bands (assuming it's Part 90 approved).
 

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So, does it have 199 memories or 999? Contradictory posts. I will assume 199 as that is what most of these portable CCR have.
 
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