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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Base/Mobile (non hand-held) | TYT TH-8600 vhf/uhf Help

Reviews Summary for TYT TH-8600 vhf/uhf
Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.7/5 MSRP: $150
Description: 2 meter 440 dual band base radio
Product is in production.
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WD9IQN Rating: 5/5 Nov 5, 2017 09:58 Send this review to a friend
Working great !  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I bought one of these for the RV. It doesn't take up much space. Receive audio is great. Transmit audio reports are good. The color display looks nice and is easy to read. It has a nice microphone that you can control the radio with.
It has a slight pop out of the speaker when the squelch is first opened. Not too bad but it is there. The radio is rated at 25 watts but mine puts out around 20 watts. The manual is not the greatest. A pretty good deal for under $100 with free shipping from R&L.
N8PMG Rating: 5/5 Jun 13, 2017 16:52 Send this review to a friend
Reasonably priced  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Picked one up at Dayton (Xenia) for $100. The receive audio is excellent, better than some much more expensive units. Mine does dual monitoring, so the other reviewer must have something set up wrong or malfunctioning. The included programming cable saves a few of your dollars and works with 64 bit Windows 10. The mike seems large for the radio size but is easy to use. A little surprised to see a cooling fan on a medium power rig. So far no problems and satisfactory performance.
K6ZA Rating: 4/5 May 26, 2017 16:23 Send this review to a friend
newly released  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
You get what you pay for in most of these Chinese imports. This one is no different, however there are some strong points. The xmit audio is reported to be excellent as is the internal speaker audio which is very robust and sounds very good. The TYT website programming software is available, quick and easy to use. Manual is cryptic as expected, and questions arise on feature selections. ISSUE: The feature specs include "dual watch receive", however, it appears that only one vfo can be heard at a time, locking out the audio from the other. Despite choosing the alternate vfo, no sound is heard until there is a carrier or key down. This may be a software bug or some very esoteric setting buried somewhere. If solved, this could be a very nice inexpensive addition or backup radio.

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