When it comes to handheld walkie talkies used by amateur radio enthusiasts, the popular Senhaix 8800 walkie talkie and the old brand Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus are two highly regarded handheld walkie talkie products. They have similar functions, transmission power, and practical color Chinese screens, but there are also some differences in software and hardware, and many friends wander between these two walkie talkies, unsure which one to choose, Today, let’s briefly discuss the similarities and differences between these two walkie talkies, which has helped radio enthusiasts better understand these two walkie talkie.
Firstly, these two walkie talkies are both UV dual band transmitting and multi band receiving radios in terms of frequency. The receiving frequencies include but are not limited to the commonly used 76-108MHz FM broadcasting and 108-136MHz AM aviation frequency reception. The amateur business frequency also covers the normal amateur business U-band frequency (430-440MHz) and amateur business V-band frequency (144-148MHz). Moreover, both walkie talkie have radio approval codes. Starting from January 1, 2022, all amateur radio station licenses require the equipment to have an approval code. Without an approval code, licenses cannot be obtained.
Secondly, both of these walkie talkies feature a Chinese color screen, which is very user-friendly for beginners as many of their menus are in English or numerical form. When setting parameters, beginners may need to refer to the manual to find the corresponding options, while the Chinese menu can be very convenient to find the parameters they want to set, making it easier to get started.
Both of these walkie talkies can be written with channel names through frequency writing software. In terms of appearance, Xiaowang still thinks that the classic Ouxun 9DPlus has a more rugged appearance. Personally, he prefers the appearance of the Ouxun 9Dplus walkie talkie. If the Senhaix 8800 is a new product, its functions should be more diverse. For example, the Senhaix 8800 supports frequency scanning function: as long as the walkie talkie that needs frequency measurement is pressed the transmit button and close to the 8800 walkie talkie, You can measure the frequency and sub tone of the other party’s walkie talkie, and you can also switch the sub tone type emitted by the other party’s walkie talkie through the up and down keys. In addition, due to the use of integrated circuits and good scalability, the Senhaix 8800 supports Bluetooth frequency writing function. As long as the Bluetooth frequency writing function of the walkie talkie is turned on and the frequency writing app is installed on the phone, the Senhaix 8800 can be written through Bluetooth on the phone. Currently, the Senhaix 8800 supports mobile frequency writing apps for Android phones and iOS systems, making it even better at mobile frequency writing.
In terms of antenna interface, the Senhaix 8800 adopts the commonly used SMA male connector on the market, while the Ouxun 9DPlus uses the SMA female connector instead. This should be noted when choosing to upgrade the antenna in the future.
In terms of antennas, I personally believe that the original antenna is sufficient to meet daily communication needs. Of course, if you pursue convenience in carrying, you can choose a thumb antenna (with a length of around 4.5 to 5 centimeters). However, while improving portability, it sacrifices a certain level of transmission and reception efficiency.
In terms of batteries, both walkie talkies have a 7.4V 2000mAh thin battery and a 7.4V 3200mAh thick battery to choose from. However, the Senhaix 8800 walkie talkie’s battery supports Micro USB port direct charging function, breaking away from traditional walkie talkie charging. The walkie talkie can be charged using a mobile phone data cable, which is more convenient than the Ouxun 9DPlus in terms of charging. However, at present, the thick battery of the Senhaix 8800 cannot be inserted into the standard seat charge, and due to its large thickness, the appearance and feel are not as good as the standard 2000mAh original battery, increasing battery life while sacrificing appearance and portability.
This Senhaix 8800 also adopts a waterproof and dustproof design, especially the large LED light at the bottom. It not only has a regular white light illumination mode, but also supports red and blue dual color flash function, making it very suitable for outdoor rescue personnel to help them detect targets in a timely manner when transmitting distress signals. In contrast, the Ouxun 9Dplus does not have expanded such functions, but focuses on intercom functions, such as the unique cross segment transfer function (V and U segment mutual transfer) of the Ouxun 9Dplus, which is not available in the Senhaix 8800 . This function can effectively improve communication distance when communicating with outdoor teams, and is a very useful function, similar to a relay station.
In general, first of all, when using these amateur radio equipment, we must obtain an amateur radio operation certificate, and the equipment needs to go to the local radio management department to obtain a radio license. Another point is that the prices of these two handheld radios are also different. Due to the increase in chip and other costs caused by the epidemic, the transaction price of the Ouxun 9Dplus has already increased, with each unit priced higher. Friends who pursue cost-effectiveness can choose the Senhaix 8800 radio. If you like the appearance of Ouxun and its cross segment transfer function, I think the 9Dplus is also a very good choice.