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TYT TH-9800 features and programming menu options

The TYT TH-9800 is the popular older brother of the TH-7800 dual band mobile radio. From the mic to the programming menu, inside and out, these two radios look and feel essentially the same. They are more like twins, except for one important difference. The TH-7800 is a dual band radio. The TH-9800 is a four bander.

Like its younger sibling, the TH-9800 both transmits and receives 136-174MHz on the VHF band and 400-480MHz on UHF band. Then it doubles down, with TX and RX on 6 meters and 10 meters, as well.

Of course, it's not the only quad band mobile among all amateur radios on the market. However, compared to the Wouxun KG-UV950P quad band transceiver, the TYT TH-9800 is a really solid, high value alternative.

Like the 7800, reception on the TH 9800 is broad. it can receive wide band AM and FM on 26-33MHZ, 47-54MHz, 108-180MHz, 320-512MHz and 750-950MHz (except cell phone frequencies). Like the 7800, it supports 809 memory channels. The settings can be configured independently for each channel.

Also, like it's brother, the 9800 has separate A and B sides. It is capable of full duplex operation and can function as a cross-band repeater.

TYT TH-9800 Key features

  • Quad Band UHF/VHF 2M/6M/10M/70cm transmit and receive
  • 6-33MHZ/47-54MHz/108-180MHz/320-512MHz/and 750-950MHz (Receive Only)
  • 5/10/20/40W Transmit Power (UHF)
  • 5/10/20/50W Transmit Power (VHF)
  • 809 Memory Channels
  • Independent Controls for left and right band
  • Repeater Capable
  • V+U Full Duplex Operation
  • Cross-Band Repeater
  • Encryption Scrambler
  • Voice Compander
  • Busy Channel Lockout
  • 50 Groups CTCSS/104 Groups DCS Code
  • User Defined CTCSS and DCS capability
  • CTCSS/DCS Tone Scan
  • DTMF 2-Tone and 5-Tone
  • Auto Range Transponder System (ARTS)
  • Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS)
  • Detachable Front Controller and Remote Mounting Ability
  • Backlit Dual LCD Display
  • Backlit Keypad
  • Channel Name Edit and Display
  • Channel Scan
  • Priority Scan
  • Skip Channel
  • Dual Watch
  • Talk Around
  • Auto Power Off
  • Timeout Timer
  • Keypad Lock
  • Audible Button Beeps
  • 3.5mm Speaker Port
  • Cloning Capable
  • PC Programmable (Requires Optional Cable)
  • Programmable Buttons
  • Built-in Internal Speaker
  • Backlit DTMF Hand Microphone
  • User Programmable Microphone Keys
  • Cooling Fan
  • Reset

The TH-9800 also features Auto Range Transponder System (ARTS). When communicating with another radio equipped with ARTS, the radios sense when one moves out of range for more than a minute. It is a handy feature to have in case of a "Man Down" situation or other emergency. This a standard feature of many Vertex Standard business radios.

Like its dual band brother, the TH-9800 has a detachable front face plate. You can hide the radio and mount the front control panel with the dual display almost anywhere you want in your vehicle.

Programming the TH-9800
The TH-9800 can be programmed direct from the radio or through a computer via an optional TYT mobile programming cable and software. Although not absolutely needed, the programming cable and software are highly recommended and programming the TH-9800 through a computer is definitely encouraged. It makes things a lot simpler.

If you want or need to program the TH-9800 radio directly, the chart below provides a handy reference to the menu. If you are already familiar with the TH-7800, you'll have no trouble with this one, because it is exactly the same menu. It consists of 42 items. Default settings are bold.

Menu #NameMenu ItemDescriptionOption
01(APO)Auto Power OffTurns off radio after set timeOFF/0.5H/1H/2H
02ARSAuto Repeater ShiftEnables/disables the ARS featureON/OFF
03ARTSAuto Range Transponder SystemSelects the ARTS beep modeIN RING/ALWAYS
04BEEPBeep when key is pressedEnable/Disable BeepBEP.ON/BEP.OFF
05CLK.SFTClock Frequency ShiftShifting of CPU clock frequencySFT.ON/SFT.OFF
06DIMMERDisplay DimmerSet display brightness levelDIM.OFF/1/2/3/4
07DCS.CODSet DCS CodeSets the 104 DCS code023
08DCS.N/RSet DCS CodeSelects Normal or Inverted
DCS coding
TRX N/TX R/RX R/TRX R
09DSP.MODMemory Channel Display ModeSelects memory channel display modeDSP.FRQ/DSP.NAM
10DTMF DDTMF Autodialer
Delay Time
Sets DTMF Autodialer
Delay Time
50/250450/750/1000 MS
11DTMF SDTMF Autodialer
Sending Speed
Sets DTMF autodialer
sending speed
50/75/100 MS
12DTMF WDTMF Autodialer
Memories
Loading of DTMF
autodialer memories
16 autodialer memories
available
13HYPERHyper MemoryEnable/disable automatic writing
feature of Hyper Memory
MANUAL/AUTO
14KEY.MODKey FunctionsSelects key functions for
"right" band function switches
KEY1/KEY2
15LOCKKey/Button Lock FeatureEnable/disable Key/Button lock featureMANUAL/AUTO
16LOCKTPTT Lock FeatureEnable/disable the PTT lock featureOFF/BAND R/BAND L/BOTH
17MUTEMute AudioSelect the audio mute modeOFF/TX/RX/TX and RX
18NAMEChannel NameStores name for memory channelEnter name
19PG P1Set P1 ButtonProgram the mic P1 buttonBAND
20PG P2Set P2 ButtonProgram the mic P2 buttonVFO/MR
21PG P3Set P3 ButtonProgram the mic P3 buttonTONE
22PG P4Set P4 ButtonProgram the mic P4 buttonLOW
23RF SQLRF SQL LevelAdjust RF SQL threshold levelOFF/S-2/S-5/S-9/S-FULL
24RPT.MODRepeater Shift DirectionSet repeater shift directionRPT.OFF/RPT.-/RPT.+
25SCANScan-Resume ModeSets scan-resume modeTIME/BUSY
26SCAN MScan ModeSets memory scan modeMEM/MSM
27SHIFTOffset Repeater ShiftSets offset frequency of
the repeater shift
0.00~99.5 MHz
600 KHz (UHF), 600 Hz (VHF)
Shift can be set independently
for each band
28STEPSynthesizer StepsSets synthesizer steps2.5-100 KHz
12.5 KHz
29SPKSquelch ModeSets squelch modeSQ/CTC/TON/C+T and C/T
SQ
30TONE FCTCSS Tone FrequencySets CTCSS tone frequency50 standard CTCSS tones
100Hz
31TONE MCTCSS/DCS Encode/Decode ModeSets the encode/decode modeOFF/ENC/ENC.DEC/DCS
OFF
32TOTTime-Out TimerSets the time-out timerOFF/1~30 min.
6 min.
33TALKARTalk AroundSwaps RX/TX frequencies
to toggle simplex
and repeater operation
ON/OFF
34WID.MID.NARMic Gain and DeviationSelect bandwidth to reduce
mic gain (and deviation)
WIDE/MID/NARROW
35X-RPTCross-Band RepeaterEnable/disable cross-band repeaterON/OFF
36AMAM ModeEnable/disable AM ModeON/OFF
37AUT.AMAutomatic AM ModeEnable/disable automatic AM modeON/OFF
382TONE2-Tone memory channelAssign 2-Tone autodialer
memory channel
2T-01~2T-16
2T-01
395TONE5-Tone memory channelAssign 5-Tone autodialer
memory channel
5T-01~5T-16
5T-01
40SCRScrambleEnable/disable scramble featureON/OFF
41COMPCompanderEnable/disable voice companderON/OFF
42HSD.TYPTone SquelchEnable/disable tone squelchOFF/2 Tone/5 Tone/DTMF

The TH-9800 has four reset options. For reset instructions, read How to reset the TYT TH-9800 to factory defaults.

The TH-9800 matches up very well to the Wouxun KG-UV950P in features and is a bit ahead on price.

The TH-9800 includes the radio, the speaker mic, mounting brackets and hardware, power cords, extension cord, and owner's manual. The TH-9800 is available from Buy Two Way Radios.

2 thoughts on “TYT TH-9800 features and programming menu options”

  • DK3UL

    Hello,
    i am using the TH-9800 with Serial-Number 1801Axxxxx.

    I have a problem with the “Programmable Memory Scan”:
    When for example Channel L1 / U1 is programmed 145.000 MHz / 145.500 MHz and scanning stops on a busy channel, for example 145.325 MHz.
    When I now stop scanning by PTT or the SCN-Key, because I want to talk on 145.325, the display goes back to 145.000 (channel L1).
    And the only way to go to 145.325 MHz is, manualy tuning!!!

    Do you have an idea, which can solve this problem???

    With greetings from Germany

    Peter (DK3UL)

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  • Rick

    The TYT TH-9800 does not operate on the 4m band and it is not supported on the US version.

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  • luis b

    when I change from 6 mtr to 4 mtr (edit f11 and passcode 9800tyt) I just get a beep. Can I set to 72.000mz?

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  • IAN Rabbitt

    I SEEM TO HAVE TONE BURST SWITCHED ON HOW DO I TURN IT OFF

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  • Antony

    Does this transceiver have reverse repeater, so incase of interfierence i can check ?

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  • ERNESTO RIBAS GARCIA
    ERNESTO RIBAS GARCIA April 21, 2018 at 3:08 am

    como activar tono 1750,0

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  • Rick

    Sorry, we are located in the US and do not have a French language manual for the TYT TH-9800. You may need to contact TYT directly.

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  • gerard

    bonjour je recherche la doc en français du TH 9800 merci

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  • Larry Duls

    How do I turn off or lower the very loud beep. When I am scanning. Bandit hits on an active freq. I actually. Hurts my ears

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  • clayton dungey
    clayton dungey June 14, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Gentlemen;
    Is the th9800 capable of 'zones' , like the vx-6r? With that many memory channels, sure would make it easier. tnx.
    Clay w8jvv

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