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Wouxun KG-UV9G PRO GMRS Two-Way Radio & SHTF Scanner
GMRS Two-Way Radio

Key Features

999 Channels • Analog FM UHF GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) Two-Way Radio Transceiver • Pre-Programmed for GMRS + SHTF* (876 Channels, User Programmable) • Tri-Power 5.5/5/0.5 Watts • 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+ Hour 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 & New 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 Programmable) • CTCSS/DCS Scanning • Color Screen • Dual Signal Indicator LEDs (customizable) • Full Keypad (w/ Auto-Lock) • 3 Programmable 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 or Chinese) & Key Beeps (optional) • 10 Squelch Levels • Functional Emergency RESET w/ Usable Default Channels & Repeaters • BCL, VOX, SideTones, DTMF & ANI PTT-ID • 8″ High-Gain Dual-Band GMRS-Tuned Antenna (removable) • Wrist Strap • Belt Clip • English Manual (full rewrite coming soon) • Full Line of Accessories


Transceiver Range

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 • 230-250 VHF • 350-400 UHF • 400-512 UHF • 700-960 UHF (excluding cellular)

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

ReadySafeGo™ pre-programmed for GMRS + SHTF* with 876 channels! (a $30+ Value! – download PDF chart above)

User programmable with free Wouxun customer programming software or RT Systems UV9D Kit(download above – requires USB cable)


The Wouxun KG-UV9G 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 known for their quality double-conversion superheterodyne receivers, performance & pro features, while remaining easy to use, even for beginners. The new 9G 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, modulation bandwidth, roger beep, and SOS & siren alarms.

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 UV9G for normal everyday GMRS use, as well as for emergency EmComm and SHTF uses.

The Wouxun KG-UV9G unofficially works with the RT Systems UV9D Advanced Programming Software & Cable Kit, and the 9G will accept any program from the UV9D Plus or 9P (but with Tx locked to GMRS). Stay tuned for a new UV9G version of the RT Systems software, coming soon (but note that the current version for sale on their site is buggy and not 100% compatible yet, and NOT supported by BSR)!

The optional slimmer 2000 mAh battery pack from the original UV9D & UV9D Plus is also compatible with the UV9G for a lighter, thinner body. Check out all of the Wouxun 9-Series Accessories, which are all interchangeable.

Note: The UV9G can be RESET by a keypad Menu option. Doing so will return the radio to a standard 30-channel GMRS configuration and will delete all of the other pre-programmed SHTF channels and extra GMRS banks. 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.


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, 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 (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.


Detailed Description

The BSR-Exclusive Wouxun KG-UV9G is a 999 channel programmable 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-programmed with 876 channels for GMRS + SHTF* (ships with Tx locked to GMRS band for Part 95E compliance), for dual-use GMRS transceiver & analog FM scanner operation. 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) or the RT Systems UV9D Advanced Programming Software & USB Cable Kit.

With up to 5.5 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-UV9G 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 UV9G 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 UV9G comes pre-programmed 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-programmed 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 programmed from the front panel, which is why I provide the 4 pre-programmed repeater banks. However, the 9G can be easily re-programmed 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 UV9G 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. Note that performing this RESET will wipe all pre-programmed SHTF channels, so make sure you have a backup of the programming before resetting the radio.

Product Highlights

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 5.5 Watts of transmit power on UHF (limited to 0.5 W on the 467 MHz interstitial channels and 5 W on the 462 interstitials, 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 Programmable) 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 programmable power levels for operating compatibility and flexibility (UHF: 5.5/5/0.5 W – Custom calibrated for GMRS simplex & repeater operation at a center of 465 MHz). There’s even a handy LED Safety Flashlight and a Stopwatch feature built-in – great for emergencies, recreation & sporting events.
Pro Features & Ample 1 Year Warranty!
The UV9G is an easy to operate radio with its compact size, simple menu system and Front Panel Programming. 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-UV9G 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 addendum & and the original English user manual (from the UV9P, which will be re-written and made available for free in the future). Backed with an impressive manufacturer 1 year limited warranty (on radio, 6 months on battery, charger and accessories), the Wouxun KG-UV9G 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-programmed 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 programmed. For EmComm use, consult your COML or group communications coordinator regarding device compliance before any official public service operation. The free downloadable customer programming 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.


More Features

Channels: 999 Channels – 999 VHF/UHF + 20 Broadcast FM Radio stations. Front Panel Programmable (and with optional USB Programming Cable), Large backlit Color LCD Display with 8-character alpha-numeric channel names, simple menu system and quick-access programmable 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 programmable with optional USB cable and free or advanced software, or with my additional custom programming service – see the Programming & Consulting Services category.
Wide Receive: Extended 7-Band Receive Range with Broadcast FM Radio & AM AIR Band. Rx: 76-108 MHz (Broadcast FM Radio), 108-136 MHz (AM AIR), 136-180 MHz (FM/AM VHF), 230-250 MHz (FM/AM VHF), 350-400 MHz (FM/AM UHF), 400-512 MHz (FM/AM UHF), 700-960 MHz (FM/AM UHF, excluding cellular service)
Battery: Operate 24+ hours between charges 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 LED Safety Flashlight and digital Stopwatch features, a programmable 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, with multiple scan resume modes, scan-advance & lock-out (scan on/off per channel) functions, and DTMF/ANI-ID Encoding. There’s also Free Windows Programming 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 LockoutKeypad LockTransmit 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.
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-programmable with the optional USB Programming Cable or on the front panel keypad for field simplex & repeater programming and operation.
Special Features: 3 Side-buttonsSub-Receiver Tx (Dual-PTT), Broadcast FM Radio, Squelch Monitor, Flashlight Stopwatch as defaults, with user programmable options: DTMF/ANI-ID Signaling, Scan Mode & Keypad Light. See the Programming 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 batterydesk charger & AC Adapter, 8″ flexible high-gain GMRS-tuned whip antenna (removable), sturdy belt clip w/ screws, wrist strap, English user manual (for the original UV9P that this radio is built upon), and New English quick-start manual addendum to get you started with many operating basics.
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 Programming 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

Note: The programming software download above is provided by the manufacturer as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be available or updated in the future.

IMPORTANT: By downloading and using the customer programming 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.


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