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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Base/Mobile (non hand-held) | TYT MD-9600 Help

Reviews Summary for TYT MD-9600
TYT MD-9600 Reviews: 7 Average rating: 0.9/5 MSRP: $$359.00
Description: Dual band DMR and analog transceiver
50W out put power

Dual band dual standby ,dual time slot

Single call match, group call match

USE TDMA digital function
Comply with digital protocol ESTI TS102361-1-2-3
Compatable with Mototrbo
Analog and digital combined
ANI function
Encryption Function
Remote Kill/Stun and activate
Short Text message function
Call log check and edit function
Short Text message check and edit function
250 zones, 16channles for each zone
Draft message edit function
PC Password protection function
Contacts check and edit function
Upgradeable by firmware
Voice prompt
Color LCD Display
Low voltage prompt
Encryption Alert
VOX Transmitting
Monitor function
SQL Setting
Product is in production.
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KA5HIA Rating: 0/5 Nov 21, 2017 06:39 Send this review to a friend
numerous issues  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Purchased the rig from Main Trading Company (at the Belton Ham Fest.) Unable to use the included software/CD.....a fellow ham, did provide link to the latest TYT firmware and programming data/code plug. Rig did accept the program. The rig, did exhibit several issues as detailed in previous reviews.
PLUS.....the up/down, Ent, & Esc buttons did not function.
I called MTC and returned the rig / they promptly sent a second MD-9600.

I programmed the new rig....and noticed the green on/off and P1, P2, and P3 buttons did not work. The only way to turn the rig on or off, was to unplug the 12v power cable.
I returned the rig to MTC.....and they promptly issued me a full refund. TYT ... has some work to do on this unit. the BEST, prompt service and they took care of my issue. 73
K8KVN Rating: 1/5 Nov 11, 2017 09:23 Send this review to a friend
Hold on to your money  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This radio is really not ready for production. The noise and volume control problem are there and I may take a shot at doing the mod. There's a list of firmware problems for TYT to fix, like the hand mike lights staying illuminated all the time, and I expect many others. There's a series of new firmware versions out there, but not much that documents what they fix. In fact, documentation is a real issue. The software works, but read what the dealers say before you try to use it. I had to read up on how to develop a CP to get at some of the features, but that was useful. Don't buy this unless you want to go on an adventure.
KD2BOR Rating: 0/5 Oct 30, 2017 02:05 Send this review to a friend
JUNK  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I wish I never got it it's in the garbage receive died only one good thing I got out of it was a bracket-the screws no pun intended-power cord the rest is history-I will stick with CONNECT SYSTEMS
WB8NUT Rating: 0/5 Oct 18, 2017 05:02 Send this review to a friend
This radio is a train wreck  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This radio is a train wreck. Popping noise at end of transmission, volume control that is not correct, scanning that does not work properly, CPS cannot import contacts correctly without hosing up existing contacts. Cannot receive on DMR and analog at the same time, and transmit issues when power set to anything other than high just to highlight a few of the issues.

Also cannot hold 100,000 contacts as promised.

TYT is offering no assistance to fix the known hardware issues. Supposedly they are fixing in future production radios, but those of us who bought early are left without resolution.

Avoid this radio!!!!
EA2EFI Rating: 2/5 Oct 15, 2017 12:35 Send this review to a friend
FIRST_Impresion_s  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The TyT 9600 is a newcomer and it raises interest.
However the two previous reviews are correct. He has a good appearance and bad software (waiting for a review of his guts)
Combining features in analog and digital in both bands (U + V) does not enjoy the support of the community - like his other brothers - After the latest version [03.31] he is something better.

But if you plan to change it for a pair of U / V + DMR radio .. do not do it!
It is much better to choose separately than " all together " in this transceiver.
W0BA Rating: 2/5 Oct 12, 2017 11:53 Send this review to a friend
Not ready for prime time  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The TYT MD-9600 dual band FM/DMR radio has an excellent form factor and is well made. Unfortunately, that's where the pro comments end. Operationally it has some quirks that can be worked around or just accepted. That was the least of the issues. My 9600 had a loud pop or click after each received transmission and even after a local button push tone. This was one of the fatal faults as the level of the click or pop was unacceptably loud at all volume levels. The volume control was poorly calibrated with virtually no transition from very low volume to very high volume. Transmitting output power measured with commercial test equipment (capable of accurately reading both CW and PEP power) was approximately 25% below specification. I heard that TYT expected its dealers to check each 9600 before shipment. I think that is completely unacceptable. But, if that was the agreement the testing was either not performed or the faults were observed and ignored. Subsequently, I learned on a vendor video that TYT did not consider the popping or clicking a fault but a feature. When compared with the MD-380 the MD-9600 is not only not ready for prime time, it is not ready for initial release. I gave it a 2 because it has so much potential and the first impression is outstanding. However, it ONLY got a two because it is operationally unfit for Amateur Radio use until the faults are corrected.
I sent my MD-9600 back.
VA3TWT Rating: 1/5 Oct 10, 2017 15:36 Send this review to a friend
Not worth the money  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This radio could have potential if TYT would step up to the plate and resolve the issues with it. There is a definite 'popping" noise at the end of a received transmission and the volume control knob does not function properly.

I know there are a couple of modifications that can be done on the radio to correct these issues, however an end user shouldn't have to do these modifications, they should be done at the factory.

I feel I wasted my money on this rig and regret buying it.

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