Product Review TYT MD-9600 John Miklor K3NXU

Product Review TYT MD-9600 John Miklor K3NXU

Overview Summary -  Operation
The MD-9600 was specifically designed with the amateur radio operator in mind. I've been putting mine through its paces for just over a week with excellent results. There's plenty of power for a mobile installation with a heavy duty heat sink and fan to keep the radio cool. If you are currently using a TYT MD-2017 handheld, great news. You can use your existing code plug to get the 9600 on the air. So, let's take a look at the radio itself.


MD2017 MD9600 RT82 Zone Editor

MD2017 MD9600 RT82 Zone Editor
1st 3rd party software released edit zones, does excellent job in simple interface. So far only edit zones, with over 100 zones 
We have found this to be a huge help for this transceiver !!

MD-9600 software and firmware update

Hi All, I just received my 9600 and can safely say this video will not work. TYT determined there was a problem that required a firmware update before loading a converted code plug. The format is different. At this date (9/6/17) the contacts can be reorganized in a spread sheet to convert them to be used in the 9600 but I have not yet resolved the transition of channels to the 9600 format. I'll include the transition process for the contacts in my next video which should be posted soon.

TYT MD-9600 Firmware Upgrade mode

TYT MD-9600 Firmware Upgrade mode

Firmware Upgrade mode, and then run the Firmware Loader application to install the updated firmware on the radio.

MD-9600 software and firmware

MD-9600 software and firmware
TYT MD-9600 Firmware Update Available

8/31/2017 Update - Firmware version 3.29 has been released and the download link was added below. Please download the 3.29 firmware and refer to it anywhere 3.28 is mentioned below. The new version fixes a bug where the display would remain lit after the radio was powered off.

Some of the TYT MD-9600 owners reported an issue loading channels into their radio using the programming software. The software was reporting that the data was being written successfully, but some or all channels were not accessible on the radio.

TYT-TYTERA MD-9600 DMR | Analog mobile transceiver

TYT-TYTERA MD-9600 DMR/Analog mobile transceiver

Now you can go digital on the road with the TYT MD-9600 DMR Digital Mobile Two Way Radio! The MD-9600 gives you the crystal clear, noise-free audio of over-the-air digital communications in your vehicle, full analog transceiver capabilities, and bundles it all together at a price you can afford!

The MD-9600 supports analog and digital modes so you can enjoy the best of both. It provides dual band support, operating on both 400-480MHz UHF frequencies and 136-174MHz VHF at up to 50 watts VHF and 45 watts UHF, using Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) digital technology. This digital mobile radio is also compatible with Motorola TRBO and DMR Tier II.

The MD 9600 offers 250 zones with 16 channels for each zone. It has built-in CTCSS/DCS, channel scan, priority scan, short text message features, draft message edit, contacts check and edit, and encryption. It also has remote stun/kill and activate.

As for calling features, the MD-9600 has them, including Private Call, Group Call and All Call. It also includes Lone worker mode, power save mode, low power alarm, an emergency alarm and VOX capability. Plus, it's PC programmable and firmware upgradeable to boot, providing the maximum flexibility and versatility to rival any other digital mobile radio on the market!

TYT MD-9600 Upgrading the Programming Software Guide

TYT MD-9600 Upgrading the Programming Software Guide

Upgrading the software is very straightforward. It's the same process as installing most other applications on your PC.

1. Find the file CPS MD9600 Setup v1.18.exe that you downloaded above.
2. Double-click (open) the file.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the updated programming software (v1.18).

MD-9600 software and firmware

TYT MD-9600 Firmware Update Available | TYT MD-9600 Code Plug download

TYT MD-9600 Firmware Update Available

8/31/2017 Update - Firmware version 3.29 has been released and the download link was added below. Please download the 3.29 firmware and refer to it anywhere 3.28 is mentioned below. The new version fixes a bug where the display would remain lit after the radio was powered off.

Some of the TYT MD-9600 owners reported an issue loading channels into their radio using the programming software. The software was reporting that the data was being written successfully, but some or all channels were not accessible on the radio.

To address this issue, TYT released an updated firmware version (3.28) and an updated version of the programming software (1.18). You can download these updates, along with the firmware loader, at the links below

TYT MD-9600 Code Plug

TYT MD-9600 Code Plug
A quick and easy way to convert a Tytera TYT MD-380 code plug to a TYT MD-9600 code plug.




Tytera MD9600 Codeplug and New CPS

Ive been beavering away sorting out the codeplug for the new MD9600.. I’m there! Need a great little DMR/analogue radio? You really will love this! The 9600 is pretty much brilliant in the shack and the right size to tuck in a cubby hole in the car.. button mic giving lots of control.. good sound easy to use.. check out the tyt page