I’m pleased to announce the impending release of a new pro-grade GMRS two-way radio, co-designed by Mark Lindsey and which will be sold exclusively by BetterSafeRadio, the new:
– Everything you love about the 9D(Plus) & 9P, now for GMRS use!
The first release in the new BetterSafeRadio PRS-GO!™ radio line…
The BSR-exclusive Wouxun KG-UV9G is a 999 channel programmable dual-band handheld analog superheterodyne FM GMRS two-way radio transceiver with wide 7-band receive range, TDR (true dual receive), repeater capability, and pro features, ideal for families, scouts, SHTF preppers, survivalists, business, or EmComm emergency communication groups.
Finally, a pro GMRS two-way radio & SHTF scanner that delivers peace of mind with the advanced features you need!
It has 2.5kHz tuning steps and comes custom pre-programmed with 880 channels for GMRS + SHTF* (ships with Tx locked to GMRS band for Part 95E compliance), for dual-use GMRS transceiver & analog FM scanner operation. User programmable with free downloadable Wouxun programmer or optional advanced software programming & USB cable kit (by RT Systems).
This is the GMRS Two-Way Radio you will EDC (Every Day Carry) or Bug-Out with!
With a full legal 5.5 Watts of power (on UHF) and a talk-around range of 2 to 7+ miles (many more when used with GMRS repeaters or at higher elevations), the KG-UV9G provides reliable recreational or emergency radio communications for personal disaster preparedness, family outings, scouting, prepping, survival, business operations, Neighborhood Watch, REACT, CERT, Guardian Angels & EARS groups to keep in touch when other methods of communication break down. IP55 rated and Part 95E FCC (certification pending). The UV9G is custom power calibrated for GMRS simplex & repeater use and transmits on all 30 GMRS frequencies. Even the antenna is tuned for the GMRS center (465MHz).
Here are the key features of the new radio – almost too many to list:
999 Channels • Analog FM UHF GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) Two-Way Transceiver • Pre-Programmed for GMRS + SHTF (876 Channels, User Programmable) • Tri-Power 5.5/5/0.5 Watts • Two Dual-Band Double-Conversion Superheterodyne TDR (True Dual Receive) Receivers • IP55 Water Jets Rated • Extended-Capacity 3200 mAh (23.68 Wh) Li-ion Battery • Part 95E & 15B FCC (WVTWOUXUN19) • Simplex & Repeater Capable • Wide 7-Band Receive Range with AM AIR Band & Broadcast FM Radio (w/ 20 Memories) • Dual-PTT • Dual Simultaneous Scanning (3 Modes, 10 Scan Groups, Priority Scan, Dual-Watch & Single-Receive Modes, Mutable Sub-Receiver & New Scan-Advance Feature) • Memory & VFO Modes (Tx locked to GMRS frequencies) • Wide & Narrow Bandwidth • DTMF Keypad • Repeater Reverse & Talk-Around Functions • 50 CTCSS PL Tones & 105 DCS Privacy Codes (Independently Front-Panel Programmable) • CTCSS/DCS Scanning • Color Screen • Dual Signal Indicator LEDs (customizable) • Full Keypad (w/ Auto-Lock) • 3 Programmable Function Side-Keys • 2.5 kHz Tuning Steps • Flashlight • Stopwatch • Battery Saver • Time-Out-Timer (w/ variable warning beep) • 8-Character Alpha Channel Names • Voice Announce (English or Chinese) & Key Beeps (optional) • 10 Squelch Levels • Functional Emergency RESET w/ Usable Default Channels & Repeaters • BCL, VOX, SideTones, DTMF & ANI PTT-ID • 8″ High-Gain Dual-Band GMRS-Tuned Antenna (removable) • Wrist Strap • Belt Clip • English Manual (full rewrite coming soon) • Full Line of Accessories
Tx Range (MHz): 30 GMRS Frequencies 462.550-467.725 UHF
Rx Range (MHz): 76-108 FM Broadcast Radio • 108-136 AM AIR • 136-180 FM/AM VHF • 230-250 FM/AM VHF • 350-400 FM/AM UHF • 400-512 FM/AM UHF • 700-985 FM/AM UHF
ReadySafeGo™ custom pre-programmed for GMRS + SHTF* with 876 channels! (see PDF chart above) – Tx locked to GMRS frequencies for Part 95E compliance. User programmable with free factory software (downloadable above – requires USB cable) or an advanced software & cable kit.*
The new Wouxun KG-UV9G is a firmware modified version of the Wouxun KG-UV9P, co-designed by Mark Lindsey will be sold exclusively by BetterSafeRadio. The UV9P is an upgraded, high-power version of the revered and trusted Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus, known for their quality double-conversion superheterodyne receivers, performance & features. The 9G GMRS is functionally similar to the UV9P Amateur/Ham radio, with a few modified features that are restricted or prohibited for GMRS, such as the cross-band repeater and power levels.
If you like the clarity and reliability of the Wouxun KG-805G and KG-905G, then you’ll love the massively upgraded functionality and features on the UV9G for normal everyday GMRS use, as well as for emergency EmComm and SHTF uses. We’ll also be releasing a replacement for the 905G with an IP67 submersible case for even more reliable outdoor all-weather uses in the near future (join the email QST to be notified when it comes out).
The Wouxun KG-UV9G works fine (unofficially) with the RT Systems UV9D Advanced Programming Software & Cable Kit or the new free Wouxun factory software, (downloadable on the product page – requires optional Wouxun “Red” USB cable), and the 9G will accept any program from the UV9D Plus or 9P (but with Tx locked to GMRS). The optional slimmer 2000 mAh battery pack from the original UV9D & UV9D Plus is also compatible with the UV9G for a lighter, more compact package. Check out all of the Wouxun 9-Series Accessories, which are all interchangeable.
Note: Transmitting on the GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) requires a license (currently $70 for 10 years and good for your entire immediate family – typically takes only a couple days to obtain online from the FCC). NEWS FLASH: The FCC has agreed to lower the GMRS license fee to $35, expected in the next month or so. More details to come.
Appearance, features & specifications for the production version of the KG-UV9G may vary slightly with these pre-release details. While we don’t expect anything to change, before shipping occurs, the final production version details will be updated on this page. You will be notified by email when this takes place and when ordering is available.
–Cheers and Be Safe!