Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus+ HAM Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner


NEW Updated 5 Watt, 999 Channel Dual-Band Pre-Programmed Superhet VHF/UHF Emergency HAM Two-Way Radio & 7-Band SHTF Scanner

In stock (can be backordered)



The New Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus+ HAM Amateur Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner

NEW Features
  (Upgrades to the original UV9D (Plus))

• New Larger Capacity 2200 mAh USB-C Chargeable Li-ion Battery
Pre-Programmed for HAM+SHTF with 858 Channels (very similar to UV9PX pre-programming)
Custom Power-Calibration for US Ham Band Centers  (instead of odd Chinese band tuning from other dealers)

Note: Limited Initial Stock – Some images are temporary and will be updated soon.

Key Features

999 Channels • Analog FM VHF UHF HAM (Amateur Radio) Two-Way Radio TransceiverPre-Programed for HAM + SHTF* (858 Channels, User Programable) • Tri-Power 5/2/1 Watts (4W on UHF) • Two Dual-Band Double-Conversion Superheterodyne TDR (True Dual Receive) Receivers • Full-Duplex Operation • IP55 Water Jets Rated • Extra-Capacity 2200 mAh (16.28 Wh) USB-C Chargeable Li-ion Battery for 22+ Hours of Operation • FCC Part 97 Compliant & Part 15B Certified (WVTWOUXUN23) • Simplex & Repeater Capable • Cross-Band Repeater (Single or Bidirectional) • Wide 7-Band Receive Range with AM AIR Band & Broadcast FM Radio (w/ 20 Memories) • Dual-PTTDual Simultaneous Scanning (3 Modes, 10 Scan Groups, Priority Scan, Dual-Watch & Single-Receive Modes, Mutable Sub-Receiver) • Memory & VFO Modes (TX locked to HAM frequencies) • Wide & Narrow Bandwidth • DTMF Keypad • Repeater Reverse & Talk-Around Functions • 50 CTCSS PL Tones & 105 DCS Privacy Codes (Independently Front-Panel Programable, plus direct-entry of non-standard tones/codes) • CTCSS/DCS ScanningColor Screen • Dual Signal Indicator LEDs (customizable) • Full Keypad & FPP (Front Panel Programing, w/ Auto-Lock) • 3 Programable Function Side-Keys2.5 kHz Tuning Steps • FlashlightStopwatch • Roger Beep • Battery Saver • Time-Out-Timer (w/ variable warning beep) • 8-Character Alpha Channel Names • Voice Announce (English) & Key Beeps (optional) • 10 Squelch Levels • BCL, VOX, Single-Tones, DTMF & ANI PTT-ID Side-Tones • 8″ High-Gain Multi-Band & 4″ Compact Dual-Band HAM-Tuned SMA-Male Antennas (removable) • Wrist Strap • Belt Clip • English Manual • Full Line of Accessories (compatible with UV9D (Plus)/UV9G PRO/UV9GX/UV9P/UV9PX)


Transceiver Range

Tx (MHz): 136-174 VHF • 400-512 UHF (Tx locked to HAM for Part 97 compliance)
Rx (MHz, AM/FM): 76-108 FM Broadcast Radio • 108-136 AM AIR Band • 136-180 VHF • 230-250 VHF • 350-400 UHF • 400-512 UHF • 700-960 UHF (excluding cellular)

Note: The extended bands are available only on the top “A” receiver, while the bottom “B” receiver covers the normal UV range (136–174.9975 & 400–512.9975).

ReadySafeGo™ pre-programed for HAM + SHTF* with 858 channels! (a $30+ Value! – download PDF chart above)

User programable with free Wouxun Customer Programing Software (download above – requires USB cable) or RT Systems UV9D Kit, or the CHIRP-next UV9D (Plus) driver.


The Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus+ is a pre-programmed & HAM-calibrated version of the original revered and trusted Wouxun KG-UV9D (Plus) amateur radio, available only from BetterSafeRadio. The Wouxun 9-Series radios are known for their quality double-conversion superheterodyne receivers, stable performance & pro features, while remaining easy to use, even for beginners. The new UV9D++ is functionally similar to other 9-Series radios.

If you like the clarity and reliability of other Wouxun radios, then you’ll love the advanced features, pre-programming, additional battery capacity, and convenience of USB-C charging, along with the true dual superheterodyne receivers on the UV9D (Plus)+ for normal everyday HAM use, as well as for emergency EmComm and SHTF uses.

The optional slimmer 2000 mAh battery pack from the original UV9D & UV9D (Plus) is also compatible with the UV9D++ for a lighter, thinner body. The optional extended-capacity 3200 mAh battery pack from the UV9P, UV9PX & UV9D Mate is also compatible with the UV9D++ for longer operating time. Check out all of the Wouxun 9-Series Accessories, which are all interchangeable.

Note: The UV9D++ can be RESET by a keypad Menu option. Doing so will erase all of the pre-programed SHTF channels and extra HAM channels. Please save a backup your radio codeplug (programing file) using the free Wouxun factory software and the “red” Wouxun USB cable (sold separately), CHIRP, or the RT Systems Advanced Programing Software & USB Cable Kit (sold separately) in case you ever unintentionally RESET the radio. If you’ve accidentally RESET your radio, please see the restoration options on my Custom Radio Programing Services page.


Note: Transmitting on the ARS (Amateur Radio Service) requires a test & license (currently $35 for 10 years and typically takes only a few days to obtain your HAM license from the FCC).


Shipping Note: Due to USPS restrictions, I’m only able to ship 1 extra battery pack per radio and only 2 battery packs total per package via 2-3 Day Priority-Mail air service (so 2 radios, or 1 radio with an extra battery, in each box Priority Mail air shipment). Orders with 3 or more Li-ion battery packs in a box must be sent by Priority-Mail surface transport, which may take longer than the normal 2-3 days. Packages with batteries and accessories (without radios) weighing over 5.5 pounds will need to be split up into multiple shipments. Sometimes the shopping cart doesn’t properly calculate this, but I will contact you if there’s any need for additional shipping on larger/bulk orders. Contact me if you have any questions.


Detailed Description

The Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus+ is a 999 channel programable dual-band handheld analog double-conversion superheterodyne FM Amateur/HAM two-way radio transceiver with wide 7-band receive range, TDR (true dual receive), full-duplex, repeater capability (with CTCSS/DCS split-tones and non-standard PL tones), and pro features ideal for individuals, scouts, SHTF preppers, survivalists, over landers, truckers, or EmComm emergency communication groups. It has 2.5 kHz tuning steps and comes custom pre-programed with 858 channels for HAM + SHTF* (ships with Tx locked to HAM bands for Part 97 compliance), for dual-use HAM transceiver & analog AM/FM scanner operation. User programable with free downloadable Wouxun programing software (link above – requires optional USB cable & x86 Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 or 11, or a Mac running Parallels), free open-source CHIRP programing software, or the RT Systems UV9D Advanced Programing Software & USB Cable Kit.

With a full 5 Watts of VHF power (4 Watts on UHF) and a simplex/talk-around range of 2 to 7+ miles (much more when used with a repeater or at optimal elevations with minimal line-of-sight obstructions), the KG-UV9D (Plus)+ provides reliable amateur or emergency radio communications for personal disaster preparedness, scouting, prepping, survival, search & rescue, off-roading, trekking, hiking, Neighborhood Watch, ARES, RACES, SkyWarn, AMSAT, REACT, CERT, Guardian Angels & EARS groups to keep in touch when other methods of communication break down. IP55 rated, FCC Part 97 Compliant & Part 15B FCC Certified. The UV9D++ is custom power calibrated for US HAM simplex & repeater use (at a 146.520 & 440 MHz centers) and transmits on all 2 meter & 70 centimeter amateur radio frequencies.

The UV9D++ comes pre-programed with many ready-to-use Ham simplex channels. You can easily change the PL Tones (or DCS Codes) from the front panel on any of these pre-programed channels. This is handy when you want to find a talk-in frequency or quickly jump to an open simplex frequency without having to re-program on the fly every time. The 9D++ can be easily field programed via the front panel or you can use a variety of software options to add as many Ham (or other) channels (simplex or repeater) as you desire. Or, turn the radio into an all-receive scanner – It’s totally up to you!

Note that when the UV9D Plus+ is reset using the [MENU_61 “RESET” ALL] function, the radio will reset to a default configuration and you will lose all pre-programed HM+SHTF channels, so please backup your programming first.

The Wouxun KG-UV9D (Plus)+ operating range is as good or better than any other affordable Commercial/Ham or GMRS radio, even with its included high-gain flexible or dual-band duck antennas, which are better than most radios in this price range (and above). As well, with an after-market high-gain duck, whip, telescoping, emergency roll-up J-pole, mobile mag-mount or base station antenna, you will see a significantly improved talk range, even when communicating with another stock handheld. Using the Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus+ with a repeater will greatly extend your potential operating range, even as far as 100+ miles.

In addition, the UV9D++ features simultaneous dual-receiver scanning, 10 scanning groups, making the KG-UV9D (Plus)+ a reliable portable analog communication device & scanner, especially with its full transmit power, wide 7-band receive range, NOAA WX Weather Rx, FM Broadcast Radio Rx, and a full host of Wouxun UV9-Series compatible accessories (available separately).

Check out all of the UV9D++ 9-Series accessories, such as the highly-tuned HAM antenna options from Smiley Antenna.

Product Highlights

FCC Certified HAM Radio, Repeater Capable & IP55
Great for personal hobby, SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) survival prepping, and Amateur Radio emergency EmComm communications for ARES, RACES, NNW (National Neighborhood Watch), CERT, REACT, GA (Guardian Angels) & EARS (Emergency Assistance Radio Syndicate organized by BetterSafeRadio in Long Beach, CA) municipal and private neighborhood safety groups. Full output 5 Watts of transmit power (on VHF, 4W on UHF) for maximum range and impressive simplex & repeater performance, with IP55 (dust & water jets resistant) rating for outdoor use. Comes pre-programed for HAM+SHTF Prepping (and more) out of the box!

True Dual Receive, Dual-Scanning, Cross-Band Repeater & Broadcast FM Radio
Allows monitoring two frequencies (in the VFO) or memory channels simultaneously (V+V, U+U, V+U or U+V) in TDR (True Dual Receive) mode. You can also use a “Dual-Watch” mode by setting the second “sub-receiver” to mute when first “main receiver” is actively receiving a signal. And, you can even scan frequencies or channels on both receivers simultaneously or use the Priority Scan feature to always scan a user-defined priority channel in the background, so you never miss a call. Great for scanning emergency channels while monitoring a “home” repeater or call channel, or even listening to a Broadcast FM Radio station while monitoring 2m or 70cm FM Call or any other frequency or channel. A single receiver mode is also available for simplified or dedicated operations. Set up a portable single or bidirectional cross-band repeater for field SAR, base-camp or remote base operation.

999 Channels, 3 Power Levels, Dual-PTT, VFO & FPP
Easily program up to 999 regular VHF/UHF channel memories with 8-character alpha-numeric tags, and 20 Broadcast FM Radio station memories (1019 channels total). A traditional FPP (Front Panel Programable) Dual-VFO mode allows you to enter any two frequencies in the radio’s wide RX range with the keypad at the same time. There are 3 programable power levels for operating compatibility and flexibility (VHF: 5/2/1 W, 4W on UHF) – Custom calibrated for HAM simplex & repeater operation at band centers of 146.520 & 440 MHz (instead of the odd Chinese factory tuning with other dealers). There’s even a handy LED Safety Flashlight and a Stopwatch feature built-in – great for emergencies, recreation & sporting events.

Pro Features & Ample 1 Year Warranty!
The UV9D++ is an easy to operate radio with its compact size, simple menu system and Front Panel Programing. It includes a kitchen-sink list of advanced features expected in a high-end amateur radio (see Key Features above) – The Wouxun KG-UV9D (Plus)+ is the Ham radio you will EDC (Every Day Carry) or Bug-Out with! Each radio includes an extra-capacity 2200 mAh Li-ion USB-C rechargeable battery (provides 22+ hours of operation between charges with battery-saver mode; thinner 2000 mAh and extended-capacity 3200 mAh battery packs are available separately), 2-4 hour desk charger, a flexible, removable multi-band 8″ high-gain & compact 4″ HAM-Tuned SMA-Male rubber duck antennas included for multiple operating situations, a sturdy belt clip with metal screws and threads, a wrist strap, an English manual (also downloadable as a PDF on this page). A new English Quick-Start manual will be available as a download on this page in the near future (you can see the UV9PX manual in the meantime, which is very similar). Backed with an impressive manufacturer 1 year limited warranty (on radio, 6 months on battery, charger and accessories), the Wouxun KG-UV9D (Plus)+ is the Ham radio you always wanted!

Note: Transmitting on the ARS (Amateur Radio Service) requires a test & license (currently $35 for 10 years and typically takes only a few days to obtain your HAM license from the FCC). The Wouxun KG-UV9P is not “type-accepted” for use on other bands such as GMRS, FRS, MURS, MMS, LMR, etc. See the KG-UV9G PRO, new upgraded KG-UV9GX, or KG-916 GMRS for legal GMRS operation. The original KG-UV9P & this new upgraded UV9D++ can be unlocked (by authorized users) for MARS/CAP & exempt GOV uses via software on the web or with CHIRP-next. Contact me and ask for more information.


*IMPORTANT: This radio is meant for personal use by licensed amateur radio operators during normal or emergency “SHTF” (S#it Hits The Fan) situations. Although our radios come programmed for Part 97 compliance with transmit locked to only the Ham bands, you are ultimately and solely responsible for operating this device in compliance with FCC licensing and regulations, regardless of how it comes programmed. For EmComm use, consult your COML regarding device compliance before any official public service operation. The free downloadable custom programming software made available for this radio by the manufacturer is for use by service technicians authorized or licensed to reprogram the radios for any given radio service. We are not responsible for any harm or loss caused by the use or misuse of this device. Please let us know if you have any compliance questions before purchasing.


More Features

Channels: 999 Channels – 999 VHF/UHF + 20 Broadcast FM Radio stations. Front Panel Programable (and with optional USB Programing Cable), Large backlit Color LCD Display,  8-character alpha-numeric channel names, simple menu system and quick-access programable function buttons & side-keys. 3 display modes show either an alpha character channel memory name, a channel memory frequency, or a VFO frequency, independently on both receivers. Note: PC programable with optional USB cable and free Wouxun software, free open-source CHIRP software, or advanced RT Systems software.
Wide Receive: Extended 7-Band Receive Range with Broadcast FM Radio & AM AIR Band. Rx: 76–108 MHz (Broadcast FM Radio), 108–136 MHz (AM AIR), 136–180 MHz (FM/AM VHF), 230–250 MHz (FM/AM VHF), 350–400 MHz (FM/AM UHF), 400–512 MHz (FM/AM UHF), 700–960 MHz (FM/AM UHF, excluding cellular service)
Battery: Operate 22+ hours between charges (much more for RX-only operation) with the supplied extra-capacity 2200 mAh USB-C chargeable lithium-ion battery in the power saver mode. Power-on battery voltage display (also on display and inside menu) to easily monitor battery life.
Applications: Ideal communications for amateur radio “Ham” hobbyists, enthusiasts, families, survivalists & scouting users to keep in touch. Great for SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) Preppers & general “EmComm” Emergency communications also (ARES, RACES, CERT, REACT, National Neighborhood Watch, US Guardian Angels, EARS & more)!
Flashlight/VOX/FM: Includes handy LED Safety Flashlight, digital Stopwatch, a programable hands-free VOX feature, and Broadcast FM Radio station reception with 20 memories – Great for monitoring a game, listening to music or talk radio, or an emergency broadcast without missing important Ham two-way radio calls. The radio can also perform dual-receive Scanning and Priority Scanning in the background, with multiple scan resume modes, Scan Add (lock-out, scan on/off per channel) functions, and DTMF/ANI-ID Encoding. The single or bidirectional Cross-Band Repeater offers portable, low-power emergency repeater operation – great for base-camp, remote-base, SAR (Search & Rescue) or remote event communications.

There’s also Free Windows Programing Software by Wouxun (download link above – requires optional USB cable & x86 Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, or 11, or a Mac with Parallels), Busy Channel Lockout, Keypad Lock, Transmit Time Out, multiple Tuning Step Sizes (from 2.5 to 100 kHz), Power SaveBacklit Keypad and so much more! See the Key Features list above.

Audio Output: 500 mW of loud-speaker output for noisy environments. It’s surprisingly loud and clear for a radio of this size! Or attach an optional speaker-mic or covert earpiece for belt-operation or discreet, unobtrusive communications via the standard Kenwood K1 audio jack.
Quiet Tones/Codes: 50 CTCSS & 105 DCS “PL” tones or digital coded squelch with split Tx/Rx capability, including non-standard PL tones. Quiet/PL tones/codes are re-programable with the optional USB Programing Cable or on the front panel keypad for field simplex & repeater programing and operation.
Special Features: 3 Side-buttons: Sub-Receiver TX (Dual-PTT), Broadcast FM Radio, Squelch Monitor, Flashlight as defaults, with user programable options: DTMF/ANI-ID Signaling, Scan Mode, Keypad Light & SOS Alarm. See the Programing Charts above for all the settings!
Package Includes: Commercial-Grade 999-Channel Dual-Band True-Dual-Receive superheterodyne Ham radio (with wide 7-Band RX), extra-capacity 2200 mAh USB-C chargeable lithium-ion batterydesk charger & AC Adapter, multi-band 8″ high-gain & compact 4″ HAM-Tuned SMA-Male duck antennas (removable), sturdy belt clip w/ screws, wrist strap, and English user manual (also downloadable – quick-start manual coming soon).
Opt. Accessories: External Compact & Heavy Duty Speaker-Mics, Spare Extended-Capacity 3200 mAh Li-ion Battery Pack, optional thinner 2000 mAh Li-ion Battery Pack, 12V Cig. Lighter Battery Eliminator, 12V Car Charger Adapter, USB Desk Charger Adapter, Tuned Single-Band Slim Duck and Tri-Band Telescopic High-Gain Smiley Antennas, Covert Earpiece w/ Lapel Mic & PTT, USB Programing Cable, Replacement Desk Charger, Replacement Belt Clip, Nylon Radio Case (windowed) w/ Metal Belt Clip, and many more coming soon. Browse all of the 9-Series Accessories.
Certifications: FCC Part 97 Compliant & Part 15B Certified (WVTWOUXUN23)
IP55 Dust & Water (Jets) Resistant

The radio customer programming software available here as a free download is provided by the manufacturer as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be compatible with every possible computer system, available in the future, or updated in the future. While nearly everyone has success operating the software, sometimes after several free BSR support sessions, the software does not constitute part of a radio product and the inability to successfully operate the software does not constitute a DOA, incomplete, or dysfunctional radio product.

IMPORTANT: By downloading and using the radio customer programing software, you agree to be solely responsible for operating your radios in compliance with FCC licensing and regulations. BSR and Wouxun are not responsible for any harm caused by the use or misuse of the software to or by your radios. Let me know if you have any questions before purchasing.

Additional information

Weight 2.3 lbs
Dimensions 10.5 × 7.75 × 3.5 in

999 (Plus 20 Broadcast FM Radio), Programmable


TX: HAM, 2 meter VHF, 70 centimeter UHF
Custom Programmable for other VHF/UHF bands

Receiver Type

Two Double-Conversion Superheterodyne Analog

Receive Frequency Range

76-108 MHz (Broadcast FM Radio)
108-136 MHz (AM AIR)
136-180 MHz (FM/AM VHF)
230-250 MHz (FM/AM VHF)
350-400 MHz (FM/AM UHF)
400-512 MHz (FM/AM UHF)
700-824 MHz (FM/AM UHF)
849-869 MHz (FM/AM UHF)
894-960 MHz (FM/AM UHF)

Transmit Frequency Range

144-147.9975 MHz (FM VHF)
420-449.9975 MHz (FM UHF)
Custom Programmable*

Operating Modes

Single, Dual-Watch or True Dual Receive
(mutable sub-receiver)


50 CTCSS "PL" Tones with Tx/Rx split capability
105 DCS Digital Coded Squelch Codes with Tx/Rx split capability
Cross CTCSS/DCS Tx/Rx capable
Direct-Entry of Non-Standard CTCSS/DCS Codes/Tones

Frequency Stability

±2.5 PPM

Receive Sensitivity

108-136 MHz(AM) -106 dBM SINAD 13 db
136-180 MHz(FM) -119 dBM SINAD 13 db
230-250 MHz(FM) -116 dBM SINAD 13 db
350-400 MHz(FM) -119 dBM SINAD 13 db
400-512 MHz(FM) -119 dBM SINAD 13 db
700-985 MHz(FM) -96 dBM SINAD 13 db

Adjacent Channel Selectivity

≤70 dB @ 25 kHz
≤60 dB @ 12.5 kHz

Intermod Rejection

≤65 dB @ 25 kHz
≤60 dB @ 12.5 kHz

Spurious Response Rejection

≤70 dB


≥45 dB @ 25 kHz
≥40 dB @ 12.5 kHz

Audio Power Output

500 mW, Built-In Loudspeaker
≤5% Distortion
Standard Kenwood K1 audio (and programming) jacks

RF Power Output

Custom Power Center Calibrated for HAM Bands (146.520 & 440 MHz):
High: 5 W (VHF, 4W UHF)
Mid: 2 W
Low: 1 W


FM (Frequency Modulation), ≤5% FM Distortion
WFM (Wide FM), 20 kHz inside 25 kHz Channel
NFM (Narrow FM), 12.5 kHz
F2D (Wide AM) Receive
Narrowband-Compliant with 2.5 kHz Tuning Steps

Max Deviation

WFM ±5 kHz
NFM ±2.5 kHz

Tx Spurious & Harmonics

>60 dB

Antenna Impedance

50Ω, SMA-Female Connector
Tuned for HAM Band Centers (146 & 440 MHz)

Battery Pack

2200 mAh (16.28 Wh) 7.4 V Li-ion Extra Capacity USB-C Chargeable (not USB PD), Included
3200 mAh (23.68 Wh) 7.4 V Li-ion Extended Capacity, Optional
2000 mAh (14.8 Wh) 7.4 V Li-ion Standard Capacity, Optional


DC 7.4 V via Li-ion Battery Pack or 12-24 V Battery Eliminator (ELO-004)

Radio Weight

Assembled Radio: 266 g (9.4 oz) with Stock 8" Antenna & Li-ion Battery Pack
Assembled Radio: 258 g (9.1 oz) with Stock 4" Antenna & Li-ion Battery Pack

Radio Dimensions (HxWxD)

124.5 x 62 x 34 mm without Antenna

Operating Temperature

-30° C ~ +60° C
-22° F ~ +140° F

Dust & Water Protection

IP55 Dust & Water (jets) Resistant

FCC Certification

FCC Part 97 Compliant & Part 15B Certified Device
Narrowband-Compliant with 2.5 kHz Tuning Steps (but not Part 90 Cert.)


1 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty on Radio
6 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty on Battery & Charger


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