Episode 320: Anytone AT-D578 vs TYT MD-9600 | DMR Mobile Radio Comparison

Comparing the new Anytone AT-D578 DMR Mobile Radio to the TYT MD-9600 Dual Band Mobile DMR Radio. Take a look and let me know what you think.

MD-9600: https://www.randl.com/shop/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=73770&osCsid=6loh5p62riqtfolstcdhv73094

Anytone D-578: https://www.randl.com/shop/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=75030&osCsid=6loh5p62riqtfolstcdhv73094

 

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2 Responses to “Episode 320: Anytone AT-D578 vs TYT MD-9600 | DMR Mobile Radio Comparison”

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  1. You are almost comparing an apple to an orange. TTY MD9600 is WIDE BAND, while the Anytone you show is not. However, they have a dual band WIDE BAND DMR radio comparable to the TYT, which you should have used instead. Then it would have been an apple to an apple.

    MD9600 can hold 64 channels per zone, but only 31 in the scan bank. And they both need to attach the scan bank to a CHANNEL, which is our world is totally ridiculous. You need to tell these manufacturers that the scan function should be the same as the channels programmed in the zone. The Ailance HD1 does it much better, but alas, no mobile yet. This is a critical function that most of these Chinese manufacturers have screwed up.

    You should compare the firmware of these radios as well, as the physical radio is only half the story. Programming can be a bear to those who have never done it. Also there are ways to import code plugs from one radio into a totally different manufacturer’s radio. I won’t go into it, but it’s not that hard. Perhaps that is another whole series of videos, but that can be very boring.

    I enjoy most of your videos but you should better prepare yourself and do more research on each radio. Take a queue from news broadcasters: they read a teleprompter, and I don’t expect you to do that, but you should consider moving a little quicker and emphasize the facts. You keep correcting yourself showing the lack of knowledge, and it gets a bit boring. GET ALL YOUR FACTS and write them down and have notes in front of you so you don’t leave anything out, PLEASE!

    Keep going, the more you do, the better you will get. Please know that I understand how tough it is coming from broadcast radio for 17 years and public safety radio as well.
    Just my 2 cents.
    Good day.

    • kc5hwb says:

      Explain what you mean by WIDE BAND.

      Yes I do mention in the video that these aren’t the only differences, but they are the subjects that I get emailed and asked about the most.

      Either radio has the ability to use a codeplug importer or contact manager. That isn’t a difference.

      YouTube isn’t a broadcast show. It isn’t a professional production. Believe me, I know all of the facts about these radios, I have used the MD-9600 for years and I have been tinkering with the D578 since it came out. Just because I mis-speak sometimes doesn’t mean I don’t know about it. In fact, when I correct myself, that proves that I do know about it.

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