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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24 Responses to “Episode 127: TYT MD-9600 DMR Mobile Radio, Version 3”

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  1. Jay Farlow, W9LW says:

    Did you find out what causes the delay associated with the outlined “D”?

  2. Terry LaBrier says:

    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?

    • kc5hwb says:

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

  3. gilles says:

    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?


  4. Robin says:

    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)

    • kc5hwb says:

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

  5. Gene D Kaiser says:

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

    • kc5hwb says:

      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.

  6. KG5ZLG James says:

    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.

  7. Matt says:

    How do you figure out what version it is?

  8. Greg says:

    **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!

  9. david brown says:

    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.

  10. James R. Amodie says:

    Is version 3.0 the latest ?

    Jm KR3JA

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