The TYT TH-9800 Quad Band Transceiver now released

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  1. K4TEC

    K4TEC Ham Member QRZ Page

    We have received our first batch of the new TYT TH-9800 Quad Band Transceivers, we are currently putting 2 of them through the paces and early tests show they are exceptional rigs.

    I have produced a short video of them so you can see basically what they are like.

    And for those who wonder who I am ,, my callsign is clear and I am owner of ;)


    We will have our first major shipment around Jan 10th
  2. K4TEC

    K4TEC Ham Member QRZ Page

  3. W4TRB

    W4TRB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Martyn,
    I finally got to install my new rig yesterday and spent some time programming it with the TYT software. Couple of questions for you. When in the edit channel window, what does Emphasis setting do/mean? And on repeaters with encode and decode PL, in addition to setting the tone freq, what is the correct setting for CTCSS? I picked CODEC which I assume means encode and decode. On the way into work most all of the repeater traffic I was scanning was very clear and I could hit the repeaters, but missed my morning chat guys to do a real test. Sorry I am away from the old laptop I used program or I would send you a screen capture since that is probably the best way to verify the settings, but for this repeater what should the TYT edit channel screen show?

    441.725+ PL 100.00

    Tim W4TRB
  4. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    For those of us who can't see the video, what are the four bands?




  5. W4TRB

    W4TRB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here is the manual (, it's a big download, but will be the best answer to your question, which I think is going to be:
    SPECIFICATIONS (from Kight Radio)
    Amateur HF/VHF/UHF transceiver
    Frequency range:

    TX: 28.0-29.7 / 50-54 / 144-148 / 430-450 MHz (USA)
    RX: 28.0-29.7 / 50-54 / 108-180 / 320-480 MHz
    (5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50 KHz steps)
    TX: FM/NFM
    RF Power output:
    Hi: 50/50/50/35 W
    Mid1: 20/20/20/20 W
    Mid2: 10/10/10/10 W
    Lo: 5/5/5/5 W
    Receiver system:
    Double conversion superheterodyne
    1st IF: 46.05 MHz (Left band), 47.25 MHz (Right band)
    2nd IF: 450 KHz
    <0.2 uV (12 dB SINAD)
    FM: 12 KHz (-6 dB), 30 KHz (-60 dB)
    Image rejection:
    13.8 VDC
    Current drain:
    RX: 500 mA (Squelched)
    TX: Max 8.5 A
    50 ohms, SO-239
    Dimensions (W*H*D):
    140*42*168 mm
    1 Kg
    China, 2012-201x
    809 memories. CTCSS/PL and DCS. DTMF-ANI
    5-tone/2-tone. Built-in scrambler.
    Compare this one with FT-8900R!

    Tim W4TRB
  6. M0DCD

    M0DCD Ham Member QRZ Page

    One with 6m, 4m (70MHz), 2m and 70cm would be nice. Bit of a nightmare for antenna designers really.
  7. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Anyone thinking of doing business with Radio Mart should spend a few minutes googling his reputation. Caveat Emptor!
  8. KF5ZTT

    KF5ZTT Ham Member QRZ Page

    ok, so, I've been looking at this for a while, but, I've got a fairly important question that my local ham guys are asking too...if this has an onboard triplexer, what's the recommended antenna for this? after all, the frequencies that it supports don't exactly support the same antenna....can anyone point me in the direction of a decent inexpensive antenna that'll fit on a vehicle (that will be offroading, so, it needs to be able to take getting "treebranched" on occasion if it's unavoidable)
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  9. KO6WB

    KO6WB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    And...The reason he is getting away with advertising here on the Zed for free is??????

    Seriously folks. This is our site not a commercial site for dealers.
    If there is to be a blatant use of this site then I'm sure the creators of QRZ would be interested in a slice of that pie as well.

    Have fun
  10. KF5ZTT

    KF5ZTT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ok, aside from the fact that you don't like the OP for past business practices, I'm in no way associated, and, think I asked a legit question, from a new ham operator perspective...

    I've been watching this radio since it came out, debating getting one, and even had my local HAM club check it out, and they thought it looked worth the price, so, I've ordered one, now, given that I currently have only a tech license, I realize I should just grab a decent 2m/0.7m antenna and be happy, but, I'd like to spend the money once, set up the vehicle once, and when I have something capable of frequencies that I'll need a general class for, I'll take that test and go from there.

    So, back to MY question...what's a decent antenna for this, that'll work well on an expedition-style offroad vehicle. (Not a ford expedition but rather an overland/trails style set up rig instead of being a mud monkey or rock humper)
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