"NEW" MD-9600 version ???

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AA3RP
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"NEW" MD-9600 version ???

Post by AA3RP » Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:00 am

A fellow amatuer radio friend asked me about my MD-9600 setup I have in the car. One of the questions was how much would it cost. So I went online and took a look around. The supplier I have used most in getting my MD-9600 is showing them out of stock, so I searched around and I noticed the following,

TYT MD-9600 PLUS GPS AES 256

As a listing for the MD-9600 from several vendors. This is the first time I have seen or heard of a 'Plus' version with AES 256.

I am curious if anyone knows more about this, and if it is able to use the OpenGD77 firmware or not?

Thanks in advance

Robert Pickell
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Re: "NEW" MD-9600 version ???

Post by OZ1FTG » Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:32 am

I just got this one with AES 256 mentioned
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4211#p32001
It now runs with OpenGD77 V5 firmware

Note: I ordered w. GPS , but it came wo. GPS

This one is listed as Plus, and reviews saya it runs OpenGD77 fine
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005006160812187.html?

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Re: "NEW" MD-9600 version ???

Post by AA3RP » Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:34 pm

Thank you for the first hand report.

Good to know that the OpenGD firmware continues to work with the current production models.

I would be curious in a follow up report once you have used it for awhile. Hopefully there will be nothing new to report.

All the best and enjoy the radio
AA3RP

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Re: "NEW" MD-9600 version ???

Post by VK4TMD » Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:26 am

AA3RP wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:00 am
TYT MD-9600 PLUS GPS AES 256
That's the exact radio I also purchased and received about 2 weeks ago. Mine did come with GPS installed. I actually bought it from the same seller listed in the link above.

73

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Re: "NEW" MD-9600 version ???

Post by KD7MW » Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:15 am

Questions for those of you who have the new model:

- Is the volume control still hair-trigger on DMR, going from nothing to suddenly medium loud, and then too loud in a couple of degrees?
- Does the radio emit the annoying pops and clicks (which the click suppression and simple capacitor hardware mod were designed to fix)?

73,
--Peter, KD7MW

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Re: "NEW" MD-9600 version ???

Post by VK4TMD » Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:57 am

KD7MW wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:15 am
Questions for those of you who have the new model:

- Is the volume control still hair-trigger on DMR, going from nothing to suddenly medium loud, and then too loud in a couple of degrees?
- Does the radio emit the annoying pops and clicks (which the click suppression and simple capacitor hardware mod were designed to fix)?

73,
--Peter, KD7MW
V5 radio delivered 2 weeks ago

Volume control on my radio is smooth. Definitely not like my 878UVii. Works great on analogue and digital.

I do kinda get pops If I have the radio scanning all channels (mix of analogue and digital) and just listening to a DMR talk group in general, when people key up I hear the "pop" if that's what you mean. For me it's not a deal breaker but it's there. The click sup option in the menus helped immensely.

The pops only occur with DMR traffic.

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