In reply to 2E0YYY:
Mike, I have found the Wouxun to be at least as good as most of the others. There really isn’t a lot in it from what I have seen.
What works fine on one hill can be hammered by interference on another hill. That is one advantage of activating in a group with a number of different radios, there is a chance one of them is immune. Single band radios tend to be less sensitive to out of band interference, but modern ones may actually be as bad as the multiband types due to them actually using the same components and being capable of being of covering a wideband outside the amateur bands.
Going for the older and more immune rigs has the disadvantage they tend to be much heavier and the batteries may be difficult to find.
Personally I have been happy with my Kenwood G71E, which is a nice simple chunky rig, but it weighs more than twice what my Woxoun does and no dual watch. It is no longer made.
I would only be inclined to up grade to get something extra such as APRS or another band, although keeping it simple is a good plan for the hills.
Personally I would spend a few quid buying a spare Wouxun and a pocket full of batteries or buy the Alinco DJ-G7 so I could dump my 27cm Icom brick.
Think wisely what you want and weigh it against what you need.
73 Steve GW7AAV