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The NEW Wouxun KG-UV9GX GMRS Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner
NEW Features (Upgrades to the UV9G PRO)
• 3 New Dark Color Screen Modes (Day 1, Day 2 & Covert)
• New Priority Channel Quick-Jump Feature (for instant Emergency or Favorite Channel use)
• Extended 1.25m “220 HAM Band” RX Range (down to 219 MHz)
• Roger Beep (on all freqs. except the repeater inputs)
• Bright Flashlight (new LED Lamp with tighter & brighter beam)
• Stiff Knobs (to avoid accidental changes, can be loosened if desired)
Temporary images of the new screen modes (Classic, Day 1, Day 2 & Covert, UV9PX shown but uses same screen modes):
999 Channels • Analog FM UHF GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) Two-Way Radio Transceiver • Pre-Programed for GMRS + SHTF* (906 Channels, User Programable) • Tri-Power 5+/2/0.5 Watts (ERP) • 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 for 24+ Hours of Operation • 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 & 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 Programable, plus direct-entry of non-standard tones/codes) • CTCSS/DCS Scanning • Color Screen • Dual Signal Indicator LEDs (customizable) • Full Keypad & FPP (Front Panel Programing, w/ Auto-Lock) • 3 Programable 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) & Key Beeps (optional) • 10 Squelch Levels • Functional Emergency RESET w/ Usable Default GMRS Channels & Repeaters, NOAA WX & More • BCL, VOX, Single-Tones, DTMF & ANI PTT-ID Side-Tones • 8″ High-Gain Dual-Band GMRS-Tuned SMA-Male Antenna (removable) • Wrist Strap • Belt Clip • English Manual • Full Line of Accessories (compatible with UV9D (Plus)/UV9G PRO/UV9P/UV9PX)
Tx (MHz): 30 GMRS Frequencies 462.550-467.725 UHF (Tx locked to GMRS for Part 95E compliance)
Rx (MHz, AM/FM): 76-108 FM Broadcast Radio • 108-136 AM AIR Band • 136-180 VHF • 219-250 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 GMRS + SHTF* with 906 channels! (a $30+ Value! – download PDF chart above)
User programable with free Wouxun Customer Programing Software (download above – requires USB cable) or RT Systems UV9G Kit, or the new CHIRP UV9GX Beta driver (not supported).
The Wouxun KG-UV9GX is a firmware-modified & GMRS-calibrated version of the revered and trusted Wouxun KG-UV9P & Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus amateur radios, co-designed by Mark Lindsey (K6LED/WQXR567) and sold exclusively by 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 UV9GX GMRS is functionally similar, with a few modified features that are restricted, prohibited or unwanted on the GMRS band, such as the cross-band repeater, power levels, and modulation bandwidth.
The UV9GX is an upgraded version of the wildly popular KG-UV9G PRO, with several refinements and additions, making it an even better value.
If you like the clarity and reliability of the Wouxun KG-805G and KG-905G or the expanded features on the 935G, then you’ll love the massively upgraded functionality, features and the true dual superheterodyne receivers on the UV9GX for normal everyday GMRS use, as well as for emergency EmComm and SHTF uses.
The Wouxun KG-UV9GX works with the RT Systems UV9G Advanced Programming Software & Cable Kit, and the 9GX will accept any program from the UV9G PRO, UV9D Plus, UV9PX or UV9P (but with Tx locked to GMRS).
The optional slimmer 2000 mAh battery pack from the original UV9D & UV9D Plus is also compatible with the UV9GX for a lighter, thinner body. Check out all of the Wouxun 9-Series Accessories, which are all interchangeable.
Note: The UV9GX can be RESET by a keypad Menu option. Doing so will return the radio to a standard 30-channel GMRS configuration (with other useful channels such as all NOAA WX, Marine Emergency, Air Emergency, SAR/EMT & Ham Call Freqs.) and will erase all of the other pre-programed SHTF channels and extra GMRS banks. Please save a backup your radio codeplug (programing file) using the free Wouxun factory software and the “red” Wouxun USB cable (sold separately) 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 GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) requires a “no-test” license (currently $35 for 10 years and good for your entire immediate family – typically takes only a few days to obtain your GMRS 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. Unfortunately, this GMRS radio is not legal for use in Canada, so I am not able to honor orders that ship to Canada at this time (US-based mail forwarding service are fine). Contact me if you have any questions.
The BSR-Exclusive Wouxun KG-UV9GX is a 999 channel programable dual-band handheld analog double-conversion superheterodyne FM GMRS two-way radio transceiver with wide 7-band receive range, TDR (true dual receive), repeater capability (with CTCSS/DCS split-tones and non-standard PL tones), and pro features ideal for families, scouts, SHTF preppers, survivalists, over landers, truckers, businesses, or EmComm emergency communication groups. It has 2.5 kHz tuning steps and comes custom pre-programed with 906 channels for GMRS + SHTF* (ships with Tx locked to GMRS band for Part 95E compliance), for dual-use GMRS 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) or the RT Systems UV9D Advanced Programing Software & USB Cable Kit (except for 219–230 MHz range).
With a full legal 5+ Watts of power (on UHF) and a talk-around range of 2 to 7+ miles (much more when used with a GMRS repeater or at optimal elevations with minimal line-of-sight obstructions), the KG-UV9GX provides reliable recreational or emergency radio communications for personal disaster preparedness, family outings, scouting, prepping, survival, camping, off-roading, trekking, 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 & 15B FCC Certified. The UV9GX is custom power calibrated for GMRS simplex & repeater use (at a 465 MHz center) and transmits on all 30 GMRS frequencies with the proper legal power and modulation bandwidth.
The UV9GX comes pre-programed with 5 ready-to-use banks of GMRS channels, including 1 full GMRS bank (with repeater channels), 3 additional banks of repeater channels, and a full “FRS” bank to better facilitate communicating with FRS and older hybrid FRS/GMRS radios (with PL/privacy tones set). You can easily change the PL/Privacy Tones (or DCS Codes) from the front panel on any of these 76 pre-programed channels. This is handy when you want to program in all the available repeaters in 4 geographical areas without having to re-program on the fly every time. Due to FCC GMRS and radio firmware restrictions, the repeater direction and offset features can’t be programed from the front panel, which is why I provide the 4 pre-programed repeater banks. However, the 9GX can be easily re-programed via software to add as many GMRS (or other) channels as you desire, or many more repeater banks that you can then customize on the fly. You can also copy any existing repeater channel and write to to another memory channel, then change your PL tones, creating as many new repeater channels as you wish, in the field. You could use all 999 channels to program 124 banks of all 8 repeater channels, if you wanted to. Or, turn the radio into an all-receive scanner. It’s totally up to you!
Note that when the UV9GX is reset using the [MENU_61 “RESET”] function, the radio will reset to a default configuration of all 30 GMRS channels, including the 8 repeater channels, which you can then customize the PL/Privacy Tones on as desired. If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation and need to restore basic GMRS functionality quickly, this reset feature will get you there in a few seconds. The reset on the UV9GX now also includes all NOAA “All Hazards” Weather Emergency channels and a few other useful emergency frequencies. Note that performing this RESET will wipe all pre-programed SHTF channels, so make sure you have a backup of the programing before resetting the radio.
The KG-UV9GX operating range is as good or better than any other affordable Commercial/Ham or GMRS radio, even with its included high-gain stock flexible antenna, which is better than most radios in this price range (and above). As well, with an after-market high-gain duck, whip, telescoping, roll-up, 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-UV9GX GMRS with a repeater will greatly extend your potential operating range, even as far as 100+ miles.
In addition, the UV9GX features simultaneous dual-receiver scanning, 10 scanning groups, and improved “scan-advance” functionality over previous 9-Series models (first introduced with the UV9G PRO), turning the KG-UV9GX into a powerful portable communication device & scanner, especially with its full legal 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 UV9GX GMRS accessories, such as the highly-tuned GMRS antenna options from Smiley Antenna.
FCC Certified GMRS Radio, Repeater Capable & IP55
Great for personal recreation, SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) survival prepping, business, and emergency EmComm communications for 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 5+ Watts (ERP) of transmit power on UHF (limited to 0.5 W on the 467 MHz interstitial channels, as required by FCC Part 95E) for maximum range and impressive GMRS simplex & repeater performance, with IP55 (dust & water jets resistant) rating for outdoor use. Comes pre-programed for SHTF Prepping by default!
True Dual Receive, Dual-Scanning & 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” GMRS channel, or even listening to a Broadcast FM Radio station while monitoring GMRS or any other frequency or channel. A single receiver mode is also available for simplified or dedicated operations.
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 (UHF: 5+/2/0.5 W – Custom calibrated for GMRS simplex & repeater operation at a center of 465 MHz). There’s even a handy Bright LED Safety Flashlight and a Stopwatch feature built-in – great for emergencies, recreation & sporting events.
Pro Features & Ample 1 Year Warranty!
The UV9GX 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 never before contained in a single, high-end GMRS radio, at any price (see Key Features above) – The Wouxun KG-UV9GX is the GMRS radio you will EDC (Every Day Carry) or Bug-Out with! Each radio includes an extended-capacity 3200 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery (provides 24+ hours of operation between charges with battery-saver mode; a thinner 2000 mAh battery pack is available separately), 2-4 hour desk charger, a flexible, removable dual-band 8″ high-gain GMRS-Tuned SMA-Male rubber duck antenna for long range comms., a sturdy belt clip with metal screws and threads, a wrist strap, a New English Quick-Start manual (also downloadable as a PDF on this page). The original English user manual (from the UV9P) can also be downloaded on this page. Backed with an impressive manufacturer 1 year limited warranty (on radio, 6 months on battery, charger and accessories), the Wouxun KG-UV9GX is the GMRS radio you always wanted!
Note: Transmitting on the GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) requires a license (currently $35 for 10 years and good for your entire immediate family – typically takes only a couple days to obtain online from the FCC). This radio is not “type-accepted” for transmitting on other bands such as Amateur/HAM, MURS, MMS, LMR, etc. The original KG-UV9P & new upgraded UV9PX radios are available for Amateur/Ham operation (or MARS/CAP & exempt GOV unlocked uses).
*IMPORTANT: This radio is meant for personal or business use by licensed GMRS operators during normal or emergency “SHTF” (S#it Hits The Fan) situations. Although this radio comes pre-programed for Part 95E compliance with transmit locked to only the GMRS band, you are ultimately and solely responsible for operating this device in compliance with FCC licensing and regulations, regardless of how it comes programed. For EmComm use, consult your COML or group communications coordinator regarding device compliance before any official public service operation. The free downloadable customer programing software made available for this radio by the manufacturer is for use by authorized service technicians or GMRS license holders to reprogram the radios for transmit on GMRS or receive-only on any other radio service (excluding cellular 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 Broadcast FM Radio stations. Front Panel Programable (and with optional USB Programing Cable), Large backlit Color LCD Display with 3 New Dark Screen Modes for increased contrast (Day 1, Day 2) or reduced luminance (Covert), 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 or advanced 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), Extended “220” Ham 219–250 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 24+ hours between charges (much more for RX-only operation) with the supplied extended-capacity 3200 mAh 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 radio enthusiasts, families, survivalists & individually-licensed business users (including private investigators and personal protection & security officers) to keep in touch. Great for SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) Preppers & general “EmComm” Emergency communications also (CERT, REACT, National Neighborhood Watch, US Guardian Angels, EARS & more)!|
|Flashlight/VOX/FM:||Includes handy New Bright LED Safety Flashlight with brighter and more focused beam, 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 GMRS two-way radio calls. The radio can also perform dual-receive Scanning and Priority Scanning in the background, with multiple scan resume modes, Scan-Advance (to quickly move past unwanted signals) & Scan Add (lock-out, scan on/off per channel) functions, and DTMF/ANI-ID Encoding. The New Priority Channel Quick-Jump feature allows jumping to your Priority Channel with a single keypress, even while scanning, ready to make an emergency call or tune into “home” traffic. Due to popular demand, the Roger Beep feature is back on all channels (except the repeater inputs) with 3 different modes.
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 Save, Backlit 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/privacy 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, Bright Flashlight & Stopwatch as defaults, with user programable options: DTMF/ANI-ID Signaling, Scan Mode & Keypad Light. See the Programing Charts above for all the settings!|
|Package Includes:||Commercial-Grade 999-Channel Dual-Band True-Dual-Receive superheterodyne GMRS radio (with wide 7-Band RX), extended-capacity 3200 mAh lithium-ion battery, desk charger & AC Adapter, 8″ flexible high-gain GMRS-tuned SMA-Male whip antenna (removable), sturdy belt clip w/ screws, wrist strap, New English quick-start manual to get you started with many operating basics, and English user manual (downloadable UV9P manual that this radio is built upon).|
|Opt. Accessories:||External Compact & Heavy Duty Speaker-Mics, Spare 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, Magnetic Mount Dual-Band Vehicle Antenna, 15″ Whip Antenna, 2.75″ Stubby Flexible Antenna, Telescoping Whip Antenna, Tuned Single-Band Gain Smiley Antennas, Covert Earpiece w/ Lapel Mic & PTT, USB Programing Cable, Replacement Desk Charger, Replacement Belt Clip, and many more coming soon. Browse all of the 9-Series Accessories.|
|Certifications:||FCC Part 95E & 15B Certified (WVTWOUXUN19)
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.
Christ Kazias (verified owner) –
I LOVE THIS RADIO:
Solid design, powerful, works like a charm. Preprogrammed which is amazing to me since most companies do not do that. All I can say is that is unit is well worth the money.
Raymond Trautman (verified owner) –
My son and I received our new KG-UV9GX & KG-UV9PX’s and these are fantastic radios. I have much more expensive and supposedly better Japanese radios that I leave at home and use my Wouxun’s as my daily radios. I have the prior versions of these radios and the new X versions make these already fantastic radios even better. I also can’t say enough good things about Mark’s service at Better Safe Radio. He’s been so accommodating and helpful with my orders and service after the sale. Thanks for the great products and service Mark!
Martin Jazz (verified owner) –
This radio is a HOMERUN hit:
Easily received signals from the transmissions in my area, it is smaller than I expected (good thing), the speaker is loud AF. Can’t wait to explore it’s potential. A1 purchase……
Install the wrist strap…..trust me.
Lawrence Wood (verified owner) –
Radio is great:
I ordered a radio and messed up the order in a couple ways. After discussing with Mark we came up with a great solution and I’m good to go. Customer service was great, radio is great. Wish he had even more radios to sell me. 🙂
Vlade (verified owner) –
The Best Radio:
Finally, today I got the best radio that is currently on the market. Of course I’m talking about the Wouxun KG-UV9GX from BetterSafeRadio. Can’t wait to program and use.
You won’t go wrong if you order. If you really want to be a GMRS user… KG-UV9GX that’s so good and the best radio.
Thank you very much Mark for being patient with me. Thank you once again, I hope we will cooperate in the future.
bkw582 (verified owner) –
I love the radio:
I recently received my new Wouxun KG-UV9GX. I originally ordered the KG-UV9G Pro but it was backordered. Mark was able to work with me to get the upgrade to the KG-UV9GX which was available. (Thanks again Mark) I love the radio. It does exactly what I need it to do for my communications. I have since worked with Mark again on ordering some accessories and he has been the best in terms of customer service. I will definitely be buying more equipment from BetterSafeRadio to meet my GMRS radio needs in the future.