Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner


Discontinued Classic 5 Watt, 999 Channel Dual-Band Superhet VHF/UHF Emergency Ham Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner – See the New Wouxun KG-UV9PX!


Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner – U.S. Version

The NEW Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus+ is Now Shipping! It’s everything you loved about the UV9D(Plus), with a new larger 2200 mAh USB-C chargeable Li-ion battery and BSR HAM+SHTF pre-programming, for a new low inflation-busting price!

Note: The upgraded Wouxun KG-UV9PX has replaced the original UV9D (Plus) and UV9P radios. Check out the KG-UV9PX now!


Key Features

999 Channels • Dual-Band Analog FM HAM (Amateur Radio Service) Two-Way Transceiver • Pre-Programmed for HAM + SHTF (917 Channels, User Programmable) • Tri-Power VHF 5/2/1 Watts, UHF 4/2/1 Watts • Two Classic Dual-Conversion Superheterodyne TDR (True Dual Receive) Receivers • IP55 Water Jets Rated • Standard-Capacity 2000 mAh (14.8 Wh) Li-ion Battery • Part 15B FCC (WVTWOUXUN12) Certification • Part 97 Amateur/Ham • Simplex & Repeater Capable • 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 Programmable) • CTCSS/DCS ScanningColor Screen • Dual Signal Indicator LEDs (customizable) • Full Keypad (w/ Auto-Lock) • 3 Programmable Function Side-Keys2.5 kHz Tuning Steps • Flashlight • Battery Saver • Time-Out-Timer (w/ alarm) • 8-Character Alpha Channel Names • Voice Announce (English or Chinese) & Key Beeps (optional) • 10 Squelch Levels • BCL, VOX, SideTones, DTMF & ANI PTT-ID, Roger Beep, Stopwatch, SOS Siren (programmable) • 8″ High-Gain Multi-Band Antenna Tuned for HAM Bands (removable) • Wrist Strap • Belt Clip • English Manual • Full Line of Accessories (compatible with UV9D (Plus)+/UV9G PRO/UV9GX/UV9P/UV9PX)

Tx Range (MHz): 136-174 VHF • 400-512 UHF – Tx Locked to Ham
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

Note: The extended bands are available only on the top “A” receiver, while the bottom “B” receiver covers the normal UV range (same as the Tx range).

ReadySafeGo™ pre-programmed for SHTF* with 917 channels! ($20+ Value!) – Ships with Tx locked to Ham bands for Part 97 compliance. Long Beach EARS Scanner (Rx-Only) version available also! User programmable with free (downloadable) or advanced software kit.*

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.

Custom Programming & Consulting Available! Not sure what you need? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Shipping Note: Due to USPS restrictions, we are 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. Orders with 3 or more Li-ion battery packs must be sent by Priority-Mail (surface transport) service only, which may take longer than the normal 2-3 days. Packages with over 5 pounds of batteries will need to be split up into multiple shipments. Contact us if you have any questions.

Note: The UV9D (Plus) can be RESET by a keypad Menu option. Doing so will return the radio to a default configuration and will delete all of the pre-programmed SHTF channels. Please save a backup your radio codeplug (programming file) using the free Wouxun factory software and the “red” Wouxun USB cable (sold separately) or the RT Systems Advanced Programming 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 Programming Services page here.



The advanced Wouxun KG-UV9D(Plus) is a 999 channel U.S. version programmable dual-band handheld analog superheterodyne FM Ham two-way radio transceiver with wide 7-band receive range, TDR (true dual receive), and built-in cross-band repeater, ideal for amateur radio, SHTF preppers, survivalists or EmComm emergency communications. It has 2.5 kHz tuning steps and comes custom pre-programmed for SHTF* (ships with Tx locked to Ham bands only for Part 97 compliance). User programmable with free downloadable Wouxun programming 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 Programming Software & USB Cable Kit.

With up to 5 Watts of power and a talk-around range of 1 to 6+ miles (many more when used with repeaters), the KG-UV9D Plus provides reliable emergency radio communications for amateurs, preppers, survivalists, Neighborhood Watch, ARES, RACES & CERT groups to keep in touch when other methods of communication break down. IP55 rated and Part 15B Certified & Part 97 compliant.

The KG-UV9D Plus operating range is as good or better than any other affordable Commercial/Ham radio, even with its two included stock flexible antennas, which are better than most radios in this price range. 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. The KG-UV9D Plus is also repeater-capable (even split-band), greatly extending the potential operating range. In addition, the radio features a single or bi-directional cross-band repeater, turning the KG-UV9D+ into a powerful portable analog communication device. With its True Dual Receive, the UV9D Plus is also great for AMSAT Amateur Satellite work.



Ham Radio
Great for SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) Survival preppers and Amateur Radio (Ham) communications, including CERT, ARES, RACES & SKYWARN. Full 5 Watts of transmit power on VHF and 4 Watts on UHF for maximum range. Note: We offer custom programming for this radio – see the Radio Programming Charts below!

True Dual Receive, Cross-Band Repeater & FM Radio
Allows monitoring two communication channels simultaneously (V+V, U+U, V+U or U+V) in TDR mode (can also set sub-receiver to mute when main receiver is active). Great for scanning emergency channels while monitoring a “home” channel, simultaneous scanning different bands or scan groups (ranges of channels) on both receivers at the same time, or even listening to FM Broadcast Radio. Single receive mode is also available.

999 Channels & 3 Power Levels
Easily program up to 999 regular VHF/UHF channel memories with 8-character alpha-numeric tags, and 20 FM Broadcast Radio station channels (1019 channels total). 3 programmable power levels for operating flexibility (VHF: 5/2/1 W, UHF: 4/2/1 W). There’s even a bright LED flashlight built-in – handy for emergencies.

Pro Features & Ample 1 Year Warranty!
Easy to operate radio with its compact size, simple menu system and Front Panel Programming. Each radio includes a 2000 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery (provides 18+ hours of operation between charges with battery-saver mode), 2-4 hour desk charger, 2 flexible antennas (dual-band 4″ & 8″ rubber duckies for short and longer range comms.), belt clip, wrist strap & user manual. Backed with impressive 1 year limited warranty (on radio, 6 months on battery and charger).

Note: Amateur Radio (Ham) operation requires an FCC license. This radio is not “type-accepted” for use on other bands such as GMRS, FRS, MURS, MMS, LMR, etc.

*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.



Channels: 999 Channels – 999 VHF/UHF + 20 FM Broadcast radio stations. Front Panel Programmable (with optional USB Programming Cable), Large backlit Color LCD Display with 8-character alpha-numeric channel names, simple menu system and quick-access function buttons. Note: PC programmable with optional USB cable and free or advanced software, or with our additional custom programming service – see the Custom Radio Programming item in the KG-UV9D(Plus) & 9P Accessories category.
Wide Receive: Extended Receive Range with FM Broadcast & AM AIR Band. Rx: 76-108 MHz (FM Broadcast 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), 700-986 MHz (FM/AM UHF)
Battery: Operate 18+ hours between charges with the supplied 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery in the power saver mode. Power-on battery voltage display (and inside menu) to easily monitor battery life.
Applications: Ideal communications for hobbyists, survivalists & (amateur radio) Hams to keep in touch. Great for SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) Preppers & general “EmComm” Emergency communications also!
Flashlight/VOX/FM Includes a bright LED Flashlight feature, a hand-free VOX feature, and FM Broadcast Radio receiver – Great for monitoring a game or emergency broadcast. There’s also an SOS Alarm mode and dual-receive Scanning, with multiple scan resume modes, and DTMF Encoding. There’s also an optional Stopwatch function, Free Windows Programming Software, Busy Channel Lockout, Keypad Lock, Transmit Time Out, multiple Tuning Step Sizes (from 2.5 to 100 kHz), Power SaveBacklit Keypad and more!
Audio Output: 500 mW of loud-speaker output for noisy environments. It’s surprisingly loud and clear for a superhet 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 codes with split capability. Quiet/privacy tones/codes are re-programmable with the optional USB Programming Cable or front panel keypad (when unlocked). Note: We can re-program the radio with standard/default PL tones – see the Radio Programming Charts below!
Special Features: 3 Side-buttons (with custom programming options) as follows: Sub-Receiver Tx, Selective Calls, Scan Mode, Stopwatch, Flashlight, Keypad Light, Frequency Shift/Direction, SOS Alarm, FM Radio, Monitor. See the Radio Programming Charts below for all settings!
Package Includes: Commercial-Grade 999-Channel Dual-Band True-Dual-Receive radio (Operating Range: VHF 5/2/1 W 136-174 MHz, UHF 4/2/1 W 400-512 MHz, stock radio has transmit locked to ham bands – Tx: VHF 144-148 MHz, UHF: 420-450 MHz), lithium-ion batterydesk charger, 4″ dual-band & 8″ full-band flexible whip antennassturdy belt clip w/ screws, user manual & wrist strap.
Opt. Accessories: External Compact & Heavy Duty Speaker Mics, Spare 2000 mAh Li-ion Battery Pack, 12 V Cig. Lighter Battery Eliminator, 12 V Car Charger Adapter, 18″ Magnetic Mount Dual-Band Vehicle Antenna, Hi-Gain 15″ Whip Antenna, 2.75″ Stubby Flexible Antenna, Ext. Covert Earpiece, Radio Cloning Cable, USB Radio Programming Cable, Replacement Desk Charger, Replacement Belt Clip, HD Nylon Carry Case (windowed) w/ Stainless Swivel Belt Clip.
Certifications: FCC Part 15B Certified (for Part 97 Amateur Radio use)
IP55 Dust & Water (jets) Resistant

Programming Charts (Tx locked to Ham bands)

917 Channels
S#it Hits The Fan – All Prepper VHF/UHF+ View “SHTF” Custom Programming Chart
Long Beach Rx
924 Channels
Long Beach EARS Rx-Only Scanner – VHF/UHF+ View “Long Beach EARS Scanner” Custom Programming Chart

Custom Programming Software

KG-UV9D(Plus) Ham CPS (Windows) KG-UV9D(Plus) Programmer
Driver WXUSB CP210x USB Cable Driver CP210x WXUSB USB Driver

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 × 3.6 in

999 (Plus 20 FM Broadcast Radio), Programmable


Tx: Ham
Custom Programmable for other VHF/UHF bands

Receiver Type

Classic Dual-Conversion Superheterodyne

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)
400-512MHz (FM/AM UHF)
700-986MHz (FM/AM UHF)

Transmit Frequency Range

144-148 MHz (FM 2 M Ham VHF), as shipped for Part 97 compliance
420-450 MHz (FM 70 cm Ham UHF), as shipped for Part 97 compliance
Custom Programmable*

Operating Modes

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


155 CTCSS/DCS “PL/Privacy” tones or digital codes with split capability

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

VHF High Power: 5 W / Mid Power: 2 W / Low Power: 1 W
UHF High Power: 4 W / Mid Power: 2 W / Low Power: 1 W


FM (Frequency Modulation), ≤5% FM Distortion
WFM (Wide Band FM), 16kΦF3E, 25 kHz
NFM (FM Narrow Band), 11kΦF3E, 12.5 kHz
F2D (AM) Receive
Narrowband-Compliant with 2.5 kHz Tuning Steps

Max Deviation

WFM ±5 kHz
FMN ±2.5 kHz

Tx Spurious & Harmonics

>60 dB

Antenna Impedance

50Ω (both included antennas)

Battery Pack

2000 mAh (14.8 Wh) 7.4 V Li-ion Standard Capacity, Included
3200 mAh (23.68 Wh) 7.4 V Li-ion Extended Capacity, Optional


DC 7.4 V via Li-ion Battery Pack, AA Battery Case or 12 V Battery Eliminator

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 15B Certified device & Part 97 Amateur Radio (Ham) Compliant
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

Radio Programming Option:

(SHTF) S#it Hits The Fan, (LBRx) Long Beach CA EARS Rx-Only Scanner


  1. Daren (verified owner)

    Forget Your Cheap Baofeng! I have several of the less expensive Baofeng radios, this Wouxun radio is a much higher quality radio all around. It weighs more and the dials and buttons are solid and predictable, and it feels solid in your hands. You can program it with the Wouxun (free) software or the preferred RT Systems software (extra cost).

    Personally I will not buy any more Baofeng radios after using the Wouxun, the KG-UV9D(Plus) will TX/RX frequencies that the Baofeng cannot using the same antennas and power levels.

    Do not hesitate to contact Mark at BSR before your purchase, I am 110% happy I did.

  2. shawn.joyce (verified owner)

    I Am Extremely Satisfied: This is a comment regarding my recent radio and accessory purchase. I wanted to obtain handheld radios for my personal use on my HAM license while also having additional emergency communications capability. My goal was to purchase two handheld Amateur/HAM radios and a variety of accessories for both of them.

    I purchased two Wouxun KG-UVD9D(Plus) handheld radios, extra 2000 mAh Li-ion batteries, heavy duty speaker microphones, covert surveillance ear piece mics, battery eliminator cigarette lighter plugs, 12V car desk charger cigarette lighter plugs, high-gain dual-band handheld SMA antennas, ANTGAIN dual-band MURS GMRS PS HAM mobile antennas, ANTBASE NMO magnetic mount bases, and heavy duty nylon radio cases (windowed) with belt clips.

    In addition to the radios and accessories, I requested a custom VHF/UHF programming option for the radios for emergency communications during emergency situations. I requested the SHTF programming package which is detailed on this website, and some 20 additional custom channels programmed at my request.

    The products and services I received were excellent! Mark was extremely helpful in providing guidance, professional recommendations/consulting, and also expert services. I found Mark to be very knowledgeable, patient and professional handling my numerous questions and customization requests. His communications were very prompt, providing an exceptional customer experience.

    I am extremely satisfied with the quality of construction and performance of the radios and accessories I received. I will be coming back for additional radio and accessory purchases in the not too distant future. If you are considering a radio purchase I can highly recommend Mark at BetterSafeRadio. Give him a call and see how he can help you meet your two-way communications needs.

    Shawn Joyce, Owner
    Diizche Safari Adventures

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