Home > Discount Category for Kits >

RPS-8600 Programming Software and USB-32 cable for the TYT TH-8600

RPS-8600-USB  Programming Kit
RPS-8600 Programming Kit
Click here for more Information.

Price: $49.00

Product Code: RPS-8600-USB

Kit Install Method*:

If Electronic Download is chosen a CD will not be included with this kit.

Description Cable Information
RT Systems RPS-8600 Programming software makes it easy to manage memory channel information and other menu settings of the TYT TH-8600. Click here for more Information.
  • Spreadsheet layout with many point and click options.
  • "Read" the current configuration from the radio for editing or start from scratch in a new file.
  • The programmer has copy and paste of memory channel information between files.
  • Column editing for changing several channels with minimal typing.
  • An easy interface to ARRL Travel Plus, RFinder-Worldwide Repeater Directory, Radio Reference, or Repeater Book to get repeater information. (separate purchase or subscription may be required)
  • Ability to copy and paste spreadsheet or website data.
  • Much more than just memory channel programming with settings for other radio menu items.
  • RT Systems Programming Software for Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8 and 8.1 (full version), or Windows 10

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
October 30, 2018
Reviewer: Hans Gerd Gmeiner from Essen, Nordrhein Westfalen Germany  

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
TH-8600 August 3, 2018
Reviewer: David Frechette from Alsea, OR United States  
Nothing to say except everything worked, and continue to work. Piece of cake!

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Disk from hell..... July 4, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
I've used RT products before an know they are a quality product.  I bought a disk for my new TYT TH-8600 so I could make changes as necessary.  The issue began with an error message which occurred during the install. Something about "inserting disk 1...".  Called tech support. Nice lady says go to the website and download the patch.  Ok, downloaded. Noticed the CD was taking forever to load.  Thought the drive was going bad (?) so I tried to install on a laptop.  Same difference.  Another call to tech support.  The guy says after some back and forth that the disk is probably bad and will send another.  In the meantime, I can down load from the site using my key and get going.  Success!  Radio is happy and I'm better after two hours of install hell.  Admin log of computer confirmed a bad sector on the CD.  So, It looks like there needs to be some QC @ RT.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Wish I'd Tried This Sooner June 29, 2018
Reviewer: James Kuzman from Girard, OH United States  
Programming on the TYT TH-8600 with the provided software is nightmarish. All manual data entry, quirky behavior (fields change themselves), and worst of all, you can't sort or order anything once its entered. The RT software solved all of that and imported data directly from Repeater Book. There are a couple of minor bugs that require some tweaks via the front panel controls after pushing the plug to the radio, but considering  Chinese manufacturers routinely make undocumented changes on software/firmware on a regular basis, I can't blame RT for those, and they're working on a solution. Great customer support, too. A real live person answers the phone. I spoke to Dominic who was helpful, knowledgeable, and patient. Next radio I buy, I'm ordering the RT software at the same time.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Easier than trying to figure out front panel/mic p June 20, 2018
Reviewer: Dennis WA5LXS from Carrollton, TX United States  
I found the radio manual minimally useful. Front panel or mic button programming can be difficult. The RT spreadsheet makes it easy to set TX offset, CTSS, power and channel name.  RT USB cable works very reliably on my Win 10 computer.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews