Episode 127: TYT MD-9600 DMR Mobile Radio, Version 3

Episode 127: TYT MD-9600 DMR Mobile Radio, Version 3

MD-9600 DMR Mobile Radio, Version 3

My first video about this radio was posted in July of 2017, and is still getting hits today.  It is one of the more popular videos on this series.

Version 3 of the MD-9600 Dual Band DMR Mobile radio from TYT has fixed most of the issues that were present in the first 2 versions. In this video I show you the radio menu, make a couple of QSOs, and record the first part of the Texas Statewide DMR Net on our local 3148 Talkgroup.



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25 thoughts on “Episode 127: TYT MD-9600 DMR Mobile Radio, Version 3

    1. It is the Admit Criteria – apparently the MD9600 changed some settings in the codepluyg because I used my MD29017 codeplug and it doesn’t behave in this manner.

        1. Just be careful with setting it to “always” – it won’t bonk you when you double with someone, with that setting.

    2. Think for showing us this video is there any firm wear or soft wear to factory reset my radio TYT MD 9600. ? Can you help; I tried to program ITS NEED TO BE REPROGRAM like when I got from the factory

  1. Jason, I won an MD-9600 at a November 2017 Hamfest. The Version shows 1.0. Can I upgrade to Version 2 or am I’m locked in as Version 1?

    1. No, the different versions are hardware changes, not firmware. You are stuck with V1 and the firmware made for that model.

  2. hello,
    I own a version 2 and there is sometimes a 1 to 1.5 seconde delay before decoding when on simplex frequency. Does not happen on repeater frequency. Could you try that on simplex?


  3. 2 questions :
    Can you update version 2 (2.0) to version 3 (2.01) ? and how ( just download and install firrmware from tyt888.com ?)

    I will buy a brand new one : How do I know if the new one I want to buy is version 1, version 2 or version 2.01 ( please give me the exact procedure with the choice in the menu)


    Robin (VA2NRJ)

    1. No, the different versions are hardware, not software or firmware. The best way to know is ask your retailer.

  4. Is tyt offering replacements to us that have the release 1 And 2 versions? or are we stuck with defective hardware radio’s ?

    1. TYT is offering replacements to the vendors, yes. So contacts the vendor where you first purchased the radio and see what they can offer you.

  5. I just purchased an MD-9600 v3 and flashed the firmware to 6.03 with 100k contacts. I am looking for a codeplug with the nationwide DMR contacts. Is that available anywhere? So far, all my internet searches have been fruitless.

  6. **Disclaimer this might just be a setting I missed, if so, please tell me which one I missed!**
    Picked up a MD-9600 at Dayton this year (among other goodies!), it has the latest firmware V006.003 that has the adjustable back light adjustment and other improvements. My biggest concern with this version is the excessive time you have to wait to key the transmitter after the other station your are talking to stops transmitting. It takes basically 4 seconds of Transmit Delay, “TXD” (old Packet Mode reference) time before the MD-9600 will allow you to transmit. If you start too quickly, the MD-9600 will give you the “BONG” tone, then you are effectively locked out. Any constructive suggestions appreciated!

  7. I have a TYT 9600 VERSION 2 radio. Is there any download I can use to change this from a VERSION 2 to a VERSION 3 radio ? I sure hope there is because I would hate to have to buy another 9600 just to get version 3.

  8. Looking for firmware for a MD-9600 that shows HW Version 1.0. If anyone has it it would be greatly appreciated. Made the mistake of loading later firmware and now have no VHF or UHF Xmit or Receive.

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