Wouxun KG-UV9PX HAM Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner

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Upgraded 8+ Watt, 999 Channel Dual-Band Pre-Programmed Superhet VHF/UHF Emergency HAM Two-Way Radio & 7-Band SHTF Scanner

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The Flagship Wouxun KG-UV9PX HAM Amateur Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner

NEW Features
  (Compared to the UV9P, UV9D Mate & UV9D (Plus))

• 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)
Scan Advance (continue scanning past unwanted signals with a click or twist)
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):

Classic Screen Mode Day 1 Screen Mode Day 2 Screen Mode Covert Screen Mode


Key Features

999 Channels • Analog FM VHF UHF HAM (Amateur Radio) Two-Way Radio TransceiverPre-Programed for HAM + SHTF* (859 Channels, User Programable) • Tri-Power 8+/5/2 Watts • Two Dual-Band Double-Conversion Superheterodyne TDR (True Dual Receive) Receivers • Full-Duplex Operation • IP55 Water Jets Rated • Extended-Capacity 3200 mAh (23.68 Wh) Li-ion Battery for 24+ Hours of Operation • Optional Extra-Capacity 2200 mAh USB-C Chargeable Li-ion BatteryFCC 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 & Scan-Advance Feature) • 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 • Functional Emergency RESET w/ Usable Default HAM + NOAA/MMS/ISS/AIR Channels, NOAA WX & More • BCL, VOX, Single-Tones, DTMF & ANI PTT-ID Side-Tones • 8″ High-Gain Multi-Band HAM-Tuned SMA-Male Antenna (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 • 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 HAM + SHTF* with 859 channels! (a $30+ Value! – download PDF chart above)

User programable with free Wouxun Customer Programing Software (download above – requires USB cable) or RT Systems UV9P Kit, or the CHIRP-next UV9PX driver.


The Wouxun KG-UV9PX is a firmware-modified & HAM-calibrated version of the revered and trusted Wouxun KG-UV9P & Wouxun KG-UV9D Plus amateur radios, co-designed by Mark Lindsey (K6LED) 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 UV9PX is functionally similar to other 9-Series radios, with several refinements and additions, making it an even better value.

If you like the clarity and reliability of other Wouxun radios, then you’ll love the upgraded functionality, features, and the true dual superheterodyne receivers on the UV9PX for normal everyday HAM use, as well as for emergency EmComm and SHTF uses.

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

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

Note: The UV9PX can be RESET by a keypad Menu option. Doing so will return the radio to a standard 29-channel HAM configuration (with other useful channels such as all NOAA WX, Marine Emergency, Air Emergency & Ham ISS Freqs.) and will erase all of the other 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 BSR-Exclusive Wouxun KG-UV9PX 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 859 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 high 8+ Watts of power 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-UV9PX 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 UV9PX is custom power calibrated for US HAM simplex & repeater use (at a 146 & 440 MHz centers) and transmits on all 2 meter & 70 centimeter amateur radio frequencies.

The UV9PX 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 9pX 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 UV9PX is reset using the [MENU_61 “RESET”] function, the radio will reset to a default configuration of 29 HAM (Call + several other common simplex freqs.) + NOAA/MMS/AIR/ISS channels, which you can then customize the PL Tones on as desired. If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation and need to restore basic functionality quickly, this reset feature will get you there in a few seconds. The reset on the UV9PX 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 Wouxun KG-UV9PX 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, 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-UV9PX with a repeater will greatly extend your potential operating range, even as far as 100+ miles.

In addition, the UV9PX features simultaneous dual-receiver scanning, 10 scanning groups, and improved “scan-advance” functionality over previous 9-Series models (first introduced with the UV9G PRO GMRS radio), turning the KG-UV9PX into a powerful portable analog communication device & scanner, especially with its high 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 UV9PX 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. High output 8+ Watts of transmit power for maximum range and impressive 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, 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 (UHF: 8+/5/2 W – Custom calibrated for HAM simplex & repeater operation at centers of 146 & 440 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 UV9PX 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-UV9PX is the Ham 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 HAM-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-UV9PX 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, 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.


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 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 RT Systems software (except for 219–230 MHz range).
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 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 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 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-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” simplex or repeater traffic. The single or bidirectional Cross-Band Repeater offer 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, 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 Ham radio (with wide 7-Band RX), extended-capacity 3200 mAh lithium-ion batterydesk charger & AC Adapter, 8″ flexible high-gain HAM-tuned SMA-Male whip antenna (removable), sturdy belt clip w/ screws, wrist strapNew 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, Tuned Single-Band and Tri-Band 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 × 3.6 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)
219-250 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
219-250 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 & 440 MHz):
High: 8+ W (typically 8.3-9 W)
Mid: 5 W
Low: 2 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

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 or 12-24 V Battery Eliminator (ELO-004)

Radio Weight

Assembled Radio: 269 g (9.5 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 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

13 reviews for Wouxun KG-UV9PX HAM Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner

  1. Stephen Korinis (verified owner)

    The KG-UV9PX is a solid choice for a robust dual band radio. I’ll go over a few key points I have noticed over my time with this HT.

    1. Audio Quality – I’ve transmitted on a number of repeaters with this unit and have been told how clear the microphone is; often assumed to be a much more expensive radio. Likewise the speaker in this unit is impressively clear as well. I had no issues hearing other transmissions.

    2. Power Output – I clocked this thing at around 7.5 to 8 watts output on the high setting on both 2m and 70cm bands. While there is little difference between 5 watts and 8 watts to make a meaningful difference, it does give you that little bit more to hit those hard to reach repeaters.

    3. Battery Life – The 3200mAh battery in this thing will certainly last you all day of transmitting and receiving; more if you are only receiving (a lot more). Knock it down to low power if you can and I can see this thing lasting almost a whole week.

    4. Build Quality – The transceiver is sturdy and feels solid in the hand. The plastics used don’t feel thin or cheap. The buttons are big enough for the largest of sausage fingers to operate without taking up too much real-estate. The screen is easily readable while showing the minimal amount of information as to not clutter up the screen. The screen is hard to see in direct sunlight without shading, however.

    5. Transmission Range – This transceiver has just as many FARS as any other transceiver in this category. The supplied rubber duck antenna performs flawlessly so upgrading the antenna is not necessary if you don’t want to.

    Overall I recommend this radio to anyone who wants to transmit on 2m/70cm, hit satellite repeaters, or just scan the bands.

    [BSR: Thanks so much for this detailed review Stephen, I really appreciate it. Cheers and Be Safe!]

  2. Matthew Phillips MD (verified owner)

    If you are looking for a high-quality portable radio with great customer service, I would highly recommend:

    I am taking my tech test this week. The radio was suggested by numerous people. I have not transmitted yet (that is a test question) but have been able to listen to multiple channels. Mark (the owner) has been very responsive. It is clear that the radio has much more capabilities than I do. The local ham club said they would help me as I went along. The radio is compact, well made and does come with instructions. I initially took the bait of the other vendors selling an “emergency radio.” It took a while for me to navigate the reality of those advertisements but buying an “emergency radio” to store in a faraday bag to call for help when needed is like buying a scalpel and a retractor and keeping it in your home in case you need to do an emergency appendectomy. (I am a cardiologist, and I could not do that.) In that case, having a radio to listen for information is the main value.

    I have read numerous books in preparation for the HAM test. It is clear that this radio probably has more functionality than most of new technician class users. My sense is that this will meet all of my immediate needs and most likely long-term needs unless I advance, and I will need definitely need more experience to maximize all of its functions. If you are looking for a high-quality portable radio with great customer service, I would highly recommend.

  3. csaffran (verified owner)

    Easily worth the money:
    I’ve had my Wouxun KG-UV9PX for about a year now and it has managed to outperform my expectations–which were high to begin with. It’s proven to be rugged, durable, and to have fantastic range, super clear reception, and amazing battery life. The custom BSR manual for this radio is concise and very easy to follow. Many of the preset channels are broadly useful, though I ended up programming a number of channels specific to my needs and region. Mark at BSR was super responsive to questions I had concerning further modifications and peripheral equipment. He’s knowledgable, patient, and goes out of his way to be helpful. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase, and can’t recommend it highly enough. Easily worth the money.

    [Ed. Thanks so much for this great review, I really appreciate it!]

  4. Christopher Robles (verified owner)

    Wouxun UV9PX – This radio is just awesome!
    As a newbie in the radio community I searched lots of different radios and this one was the winner. I’m still learning all the bells and whistles the UV9PX has to offer but that is good because it will keep me busy. I needed a radio for emergencies and also to practice the hobby and I got it.
    In a nutshell, a smooth transaction, fast delivery and awesome product! Can’t get any better!

  5. Tommy Timberlake (verified owner)

    Great radio:
    This thing can easily hit repeaters twice as far as my UV5R could with much better reception which makes sense since it has twice the output wattage. The stock antenna works better than my UV5R with a Nagoya 771 which is great. I’ve gotten loud and clear reports on my signal from a repeater 30 miles away (flat terrain). Having true dual receive [TDR] is great for monitoring a second channel and not missing anything plus dual-PTT makes it easier to respond to that second channel. I live in an urban area and the superheterodyne receiver doesn’t pick up other signals from different frequencies like my cheaper GMRS and Baofeng radios do. I was able to quickly backup my radio and program it using Chirp and the Wouxun software which was great.

  6. EVOOA (verified owner)

    Very well built:
    I recently purchased the Wouxun KG-UV9PX and really enjoying it! With Mark’s help at BetterSafeRadio I was able to get past a few new user hurdles. The radio is small enough to carry around comfortably yet large enough to be useable. Very well built and very well supported by BetterSafeRadio! Great customer service!!! Waiting for my new GMRS radio that I know I will enjoy just as well!

  7. Dennis Crowley (verified owner)

    So loving my new radio:
    The UV9PX works great – added my local repeaters for the Philadelphia and Jersey Shore area and was able to hit several nearby. The RT Systems Advanced Programming Software and USB Cable Kit for the Wouxun KG-UV9P was very easy to use.

  8. M. Stanley (verified owner)

    Customer Service – Excellent!
    I purchased a Wouxun UV9PX, and as I was attempting to correct my programing errors, I accidently performed a “RESET ALL” function. In addition to erasing my errors, I managed to erase all the BetterSafeRadio (“BSR”) channels (DO NOT perform a “MENU 61_RESET | ALL”). I reached out to Mr. Mark Lindsey – K6LED / WQXR567 and received a prompt response with technical advice on options for reloading the BSR proprietary channels.

    For my specific needs, Mr. Lindsey advised purchase of the RPS-KGUV9P-USB License for the RT Systems Advanced Programming Software and USB Cable Kit for the Wouxun KG-UV9P. In addition, I purchased the BSR proprietary and copyrighted “Codeplug” that allows for reloading of the BSR HAM + SHTF channels. Mr. Lindsey was once again (this is my second purchase) prompt in providing technical advice related to accessories that would ensure my satisfaction with the Wouxun UV9PX, and be a responsive member to the needs of my community through the Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Service (“LOARES”).

    Thank you Mr. Lindsey!

    P.S. I used the Wouxun UV9PX on a LOARES exercise this past weekend, and I’m very happy with its performance!

  9. lowintern (verified owner)

    More stations than my Yaesu HT!
    Side by side with the same antennas my KG-UV9GX was picking up more stations than my Yaesu HT! Top that off with a great display and 8 Watts transmit power! Mark is also a gentleman and takes care of you! Thank you!

  10. Evan Pearson (verified owner)

    I’d buy this again many times over:
    This is the most versatile dual-band (non-digital) HT I’ve owned. It’s got a great battery and excellent TX/RX. I’m able to hit all local repeaters within 60-70 miles of my home using this radio and a Nagoya 771 dual band antenna. I’d buy this again many times over. Great radio!

  11. WareWolf MoonWall (verified owner)

    Highly Recommend:
    Got my KG-UV9PX earlier in the week and have been working on programming with the factory, as well as RT Systems. Both provide a great experience. The radio itself feels heavy duty when compared to my ICOM ID-52a Plus2 [Ed. Note: a $650 radio]. Screen looks nice, but using the HT is a different experience since I only have experience with the ICOM. Definitely has some cool features, hits everything I could hit, and with the extended band coverage I am able to scan for all sorts of extra things I couldn’t hear before.

    Last but not least, I’ve burdened Mark with a bunch of emails throughout my shopping process and he’s always been polite, quick to reply, and shared a wealth of information.
    Would highly recommend his service and equipment to anyone!

  12. YESARUBICON (verified owner)

    Very happy with it:
    Just got it today. Very happy with it. I was able to hit the repeater 25 miles away. Programming is easy with CHIRP. Screen looks good. Unit feels solid and battery locks on tight. Nice, clear reception. Mark’s customer service is top notch.

  13. Raymond Trautman (verified owner)

    Fantastic Radios:
    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!

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