Wouxun KG-UV9P Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner

(6 customer reviews)

Original price was: $199.99.Current price is: $179.00.

Discontinued 8+ Watt, 999 Channel Dual-Band Superhet VHF/UHF Emergency Ham Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner – See the New Wouxun KG-UV9PX!

Out of stock


DISCONTINUED! – High-Power Dual-Band Wouxun KG-UV9P Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner – U.S. Version

Note: The upgraded Wouxun KG-UV9PX is functionally superior to this Wouxun KG-UV9P radio in many ways. Check out the KG-UV9PX now!


Key Features

999 Channels • Dual-Band Analog FM HAM (Amateur Radio Service) Two-Way TransceiverPre-Programmed for HAM + SHTF (917 Channels, User Programmable) • Tri-Power VHF 8+/5/2 Watts, UHF 8+/5/2 Watts • Two Classic Dual-Conversion Superheterodyne TDR (True Dual Receive) Receivers • IP55 Water Jets Rated • Extended-Capacity 3200 mAh (23.68 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! ($30+ Value!) – Ships with Tx locked to Ham bands for Part 97 compliance. 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 UV9P Kit, or the CHIRP-next UV9D driver.

Note: This is the upgraded, high-power version of the Wouxun KG-UV9D(Plus). It is functionally identical, with a larger battery pack, higher power output, and a slightly different case design. The UV9P works fine with the RT Systems UV9D Advanced Programming Software (or the free factory software), and the 9P will accept any program from the 9D Plus if you’re looking to simply upgrade your power and operating time. The slimmer 2000 mAh battery pack from the UV9DPlus is also compatible with the 9P.

The Wouxun KG-UV9P works with the RT Systems UV9P Advanced Programming Software & Cable Kit, and the 9P will accept any program from the UV9PX, UV9GX, UV9G PRO or UV9D Plus (but with Tx locked to HAM).

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.

Note: The UV9P can be RESET by a keypad Menu option. Doing so will return the radio to a default limited/foreign MODEL1 configuration and will delete all of the pre-programmed SHTF channels. You can put the radio back into the US MODEL2 configuration by power the radio up while the #2 key is held down. However, this will not restore the SHTF programming. 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-UV9P 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 Amateur Radio 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 up to 9 Watts of power (8W+ typical) and a talk-around range of 1 to 6+ miles (many more when used with repeaters), the KG-UV9P 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 BSR version of the UV9P has custom power calibration (for the US Ham band centers) that’s better suited to the US market, which you won’t find elsewhere.

The KG-UV9P operating range is as good or better than any other affordable Commercial/Ham radio, even with its included stock flexible antenna, which is 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-UV9P 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 Wouxun KG-UV9P into a powerful portable analog communication device, especially with its extra transmit power. With its True Dual Receive, the UV9P is also great for AMSAT Amateur Satellite work.
Check out all of the UV9-Series accessories, such as the highly-tuned GMRS antenna options from Smiley Antenna.



Ham Radio
Great for SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) Survival preppers and Amateur Radio (Ham) communications, including CERT, ARES, RACES & SKYWARN. Up to 9 Watts of transmit power on VHF (8W+ typical) and 8+ Watts on UHF for maximum range. Comes pre-programed for SHTF Prepping by default!

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). 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” Ham 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.

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: 8+/5/2 W, UHF: 8+/5/2 W – Custom calibrated for BSR). 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 an extra-capacity 3200 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery (provides 20+ hours of operation between charges with battery-saver mode), 2-4 hour desk charger, flexible dual-band 8″ rubber duckie antenna for long 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. 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, new upgraded KG-UV9GX, or KG-916 GMRS for legal GMRS operation. The original KG-UV9P & this new upgraded UV9PX can be unlocked (by authorized users) for MARS/CAP & exempt GOV uses. 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.



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-UV9DPlus & UV9P 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), 700-985 MHz (FM/AM UHF)
Battery: Operate 20+ hours between charges with the supplied extended-capacity 3200 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(download link below – 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 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).
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 8+/5/2 W 136-174 MHz, UHF 8+/5/2 W 400-512 MHz, stock radio has transmit locked to ham bands – Tx: VHF 144-148 MHz, UHF: 420-450 MHz), extended-capacity lithium-ion batterydesk charger, 8″ full-band flexible whip antennasturdy belt clip w/ screws, user manual & wrist strap.
Opt. Accessories: External Compact & Heavy Duty Speaker Mics, Spare 3200 mAh Li-ion Battery Pack, 12 V Cig. Lighter Battery Eliminator, 12 V Car Charger Adapter, 18″ Magnetic Mount Dual-Band Vehicle Antenna, Tuned Single-Band and Tri-Band High-Gain Smiley Antennas, Covert Earpiece w/ Lapel Mic & PTT, USB 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 Chart (Tx locked to Ham bands)

Wouxun KG-UV9P
917 Channels
S#it Hits The Fan – All Prepper VHF/UHF+ View “SHTF” Custom Programming Chart

Custom Programming Software

KG-UV9P Ham CPS (Windows) KG-UV9P/D Programmer
Driver PCO-009 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 × 3.5 in

999 (Plus 20 FM Broadcast Radio), Programmable


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)
400-512 MHz (FM/AM UHF)
700-985 MHz (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)


50 CTCSS “PL/Privacy” Tones with Tx/Rx split capability
105 DCS Digital Coded Squelch "PL/Privacy" 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

VHF High Power: 8+ W / Mid Power: 5 W / Low Power: 2 W
UHF High Power: 8+ W / Mid Power: 5 W / Low Power: 2 W

VHF/UHF TX firmware unlocked version may be avail. for authorized GOV use only – Contact me!


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


Battery Pack

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


DC 7.4 V via Li-ion Battery Pack, AA Battery Case or 12-24 V Battery Eliminator

Radio Weight

Assembled Radio: 266 g (9.4 oz) with Stock 8" 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

6 reviews for Wouxun KG-UV9P Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner

  1. Ralph Krohne (verified owner)

    I like it so much…
    My Ham radio group was among the many volunteers at the 2021 Climb To The Clouds race at Mt. Washington, NH. I was stationed at the 5000′ mark and had no trouble communicating with the comms trailer at the base of the mountain using the stock “rubber duck” antenna. I like it so much I recently purchased the KGUV9PX.

  2. Jeremy McPherson (verified owner)

    What a fantastic radio: The balance and responsiveness is perfect. I do like the horizontal orientation of the screen on the 935 series versus the vertical orientation on the UV9 but man the form factor and balance of the UV9 really takes the cake. Crystal clear audio both on transmit and receive. Very intuitive programming from the handset. There is a lot of power in this HT. And the SHTF presets are great. A massive collection of various things that could come in very handy. If you’re on the fence about snagging one of these, do it. Granted they cost the same as two or three other HT’s but from the second you turn it on and hit PTT the first time you’ll know where that money was spent. Nothing wrong having a few beater/cheapy radios knocking around too but this HT provides a very high value experience.

  3. Robert Seidl (verified owner)

    A great radio at a great price: Replacing my original review with additional info hopefully preventing some gray hair for others:

    1. This is a great radio at a great price
    2. Mark @ BSR is most helpful if you have any issues
    3. For now, do not program this radio with CHIRP (or read details below for caveats)

    It seems there is a programming anomaly for both the UV9D+ and UV9P and the CHIRP programming software (at least on Mac):

    It appears that CHIRP is unable to add or delete channels, only to modify already programmed ones on the radio.

    An existing channel can be modified with chirp programming (i.e. its frequency, channel name, tone, etc.) OK
    An unassigned channel on the radio will not be created even if it is present in the CHIRP file. FAIL
    An assigned channel on the radio will not be deleted even if is not assigned in the CHIRP file. FAIL
    No errors are generated by CHIRP or the radio during “Upload to Radio”.

    More details in a bug report filed with CHIRP here:

    If you did a hard reset or find yourself otherwise reduced to a few factory channels and unable to add or delete channels with CHIRP, there is a (tedious) way out:

    Looking at the Wouxun website, they now have a specific version of their programming tool (which looks like something out of a 1980’s movie about computers) for the UV9P (previously I had read that you can use a UV9D+ programmer, but since they had one specifically for the 9P, I used that). You can use it to restore visibility of channels (and then subsequently use CHIRP to modify those visible channels).

    Not sure whether the bug is on the CHIRP or Wouxun side regarding the channel programmability, no one has chimed in yet. Hopefully this info will provide people with a workaround for now.

    [ED Note: We don’t officially support CHIRP and recommend the RT Systems RPS-KGUV9-USB Advanced Programming Software and USB Cable Kit instead, which will run via Parallels on a Mac, or natively in Win 7, 8, 8.1 & 10, with the KG-UV9P & KG-UV9D(Plus).]

  4. David Lyons (verified owner)

    A Great and Unique Radio: I use this radio for satellite work, repeaters, and as a cross-band repeater on my property. This is the only handheld that can do all that, and put out more then 5 watts to boot! It also has excellent audio quality. My only gripe is that the screen is difficult to see outside, even though I have it on full brightness. It easily programs with CHIRP and an FTDI [USB] cable. I have also used the Wouxun software but I find CHIRP is easier to use. It is a great and unique radio. Especially for the price.

  5. Edward Yancey (verified owner)

    BSR Mark Has Done It Again: Great service, fast answers and knows how to make an idiot not feel like an idiot! I just bought a second radio because I hit the reset in the menu on my first radio, and BSR Mark hooked me up with another radio [and advanced programming software] and told me exactly how to save my first radio. He even saved me some money on shipping by bundling my 2 separate orders! I’ll never buy a radio from anywhere else. Great radios, great service with prompt, knowledgeable after-sale service.

  6. Kenneth van Wyk (verified owner)

    I Am Supremely Satisfied: Preliminary review after 24 hours. I’ll update later if anything materially changes.

    I’ve used this radio now on several of the 70cm and 2m repeaters I regularly hang out on. I’ve tried it in optimum (high ground) locations as well as seriously sub-optimum (bottom of a valley) locations. I’ve tried it with the factory “rubber duck” antenna, as well as a higher gain telescoping one, and even one of my Ed Fong J-Poles I purchased here. I should also point out this was an upgrade from one of the really cheap imported radios I’ve been using for months.

    The difference was staggering. I was able to hit and carry on conversations on all the nearby repeaters and even some of the distant (45 miles) ones. The signal gets a bit staticky when I go inside my home, but outside has been fabulous — and I’m mounting my Ed Fong antenna on my roof in a couple of weeks.

    I can very honestly say that for the first time, my connections sound more like a telephone conversation than that of a bad walkie talkie.

    I am supremely satisfied after my first series of “field tests” with this radio, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality handheld radio.

    I will again point out I have no business affiliation here whatsoever. I’m nothing more than a highly satisfied customer — and not just because of the products I’ve purchased, but from the service I’ve gotten from Mark here at BSR. I recommend without reservation.

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