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of the TYT TH-9000 220MHz Mobile.
Mar 23, 2013 23:15
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Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Found the TYT TH-9000 (220mhz model) to be a great value. To confirm what others have said, once you understand how to program the various parameters, it becomes easy to use without the software or cables, including alpha-numeric channel labeling.
One caveat to be aware of is the squelch and how the radio responds to extremely noisy signals. On simplex, if a mobile enters a marginal signal area (even with the squelch at 1), they simply drop out. The only "work around" is to have everybody involved in the QSO use tone encode / decode and set the squelch at 0). A bunch of us also found that using the compander along with encode / decode improves readability of extremely weak signals. Normally, we are encode only and the compander is off.
Now for something completely different...
I recently purchased a desk microphone from Lentini Communications for the TH-9000 radio. It's a chinese knock-off of a Motorola desk microphone. The outside is identical. The insides are similar, but not amplified. It is plug and play with the 8 pin modular connector and sounds good on the air. It should work on the vhf and uhf models as well, since they are wired the same.
Since TYT, Anytone and Vero are all made by TYT, I found this one by searching and it returned an EBay auction by Lentini....
NEW ANYTONE QDM-01 DESK MIC for AT-5888UV Dual Band VHF/UHF Mobile
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