Trig Avionics


TY96/TY96A - Slimline VHF Radio - 10 Watt

Trig’s TY96 aviation radio defines a new standard in dual 25 kHz and 8.33 kHz radio design.  Combining great quality and performance each radio is housed within a superbly engineered unit, slim-line and light. At only 33mm high (1.3”) the radio saves valuable stack space, but retains innovative and practical features. The TY96 is a certified 10 Watt radio, designed for general aviation and light sport applications, it is ideally suited to the needs of experienced and novice pilots alike.

Also available to order is the TY96A radio. The TY96A has all the same great features as the TY96 but is a 760 channel with 25 kHz spacing radio. This is ideal for pilots flying outside of airspace requiring 8.33 kHz spacing. Find out more about the TY96A in the Sales Brochure on the left.

To order your TY96 or TY96A contact your Approved Trig Dealer now.

Product features

  • Slim-line – only 33mm high
  • Bright, clear display / simple user interface
  • Unique ‘Push Step’ for faster tuning
  • 8.33 (TY96) and 25 kHz (TY96 and TY96A)- ETSO and TSO approved
  • Stereo music / two place intercom
  • Dual Watch – monitor two frequencies at the same time
  • ‘Say Again’ feature – allows playback of last transmission
  • Emergency button
  • Configurable airfield database – holds over 200 frequencies
  • USB port on facia – upload frequency database (CSV file)
  • Displays on route frequency and airfield identifiers (requires compatible  GPS)
  • Optional control of radio via third party EFIS (includes GTR 225 protocol)
  • Highly efficient – no cooling fans or external cooling required
  • Ideal retro-fit for legacy radios
  • Unbeatable quality – designed and manufactured in the U.K.
  • Two year worldwide warranty

Product description

The TY96 display is clear and bright, showing both primary and secondary frequencies along with ICAO or custom set airfield identifiers. A ‘Push Step’ knob allows the fastest change from 8.33 kHz to 25 kHz (TY96) or 25 kHz to 50 kHz (TY96A)- so you can tune the radio quickly without compromising your look-out. The Dual Watch feature allows two frequencies to be monitored at the same time – it’s like having two radios in one.

The radio has a ‘Say Again’ feature. A single button press replays the last radio transmission.  This feature is ideal for student pilots, but every pilot can get distracted, so it avoids the embarrassment of asking air traffic to repeat a message.  A one touch Emergency Button automatically sets 121.5 MHz, along with mic and volume levels. This ensures a successful transmission in what can be a stressful situation.

Each radio has a built in two place intercom with auxiliary inputs for stereo music and audio warnings. Each radio can also integrate with a GPS navigator (SL40 and GTR225 protocol) to automatically display frequencies as they are required along the flight route. Finally, an airfield database can be loaded via the handy USB port. This database can contain over 200 of your preferred frequencies and identifiers.

The radio’s low profile design requires no external cooling fans.  The radios compact size and features make it a great choice for both forward and retro-fit installations. Each radio is designed to easily integrate with legacy radios, these include popular KY 196A, KY 197A and SL 40 models.

What is the difference between a TY96 and TY97?

The TY96 is a 10 Watt radio and the TY97 is a 16 Watt radio. the TY97 is ideally suited to high performance aircraft that need a higher power radio, with a 28 volt power supply.

Is the TY96/97 a plug and play retro fit radio?

The TY96/97 is not a plug and play product. The TY96 and TY97 radios offer features such as, stereo intercom and support for stereo music. To exploit these features some re-wiring is required. However, the radio is shorter, lighter and comes with a Trig tray to make replacement of an existing radio as practical as possible. The installation manual provides wiring information on legacy radios to help configure the installation.

How do I create my USB frequency database?

Full instructions are contained in the TY96/97 installation guide.

Each radio is shipped with a Trig USB stick, this is used for uploading a frequency database. A PC or laptop is required with a USB port to configure and load the USB stick.

Once the USB is plugged in, open the CSV file that is saved on the memory stick. This file can be opened with either a notepad or spread sheet application, such as Microsoft Excel. This file has a few sample frequencies already saved. Follow the same convention and add all radio channels that you would like. The Trig USB enables you to create a unique database for yourself. You can save up to 250 frequencies on your Trig TY96 or TY97 radio.

How do I load my database from my USB onto my TY96/TY97

Once you are happy with your database, save this to your memory stick. To load or save this to your radio, you need to put the memory stick into your radio’s USB port when the unit is turned off.

Only when  the radio is then powered on, it detects the USB stick and will offer to save or load your database. If there are data entries already on your radio you will be offered the choice to replace the whole database, or add entries from the USB stick. Similarly, if there is already a database on the USB stick you can either overwrite it or add the radio data to the existing file.

To return to normal radio operation, remove the USB device and switch the radio off and then turn it back on again.

In normal radio operation, the USB port is powered off.

When I buy the TY96/97 what come in the box?

Within the TY96 and TY97 complete box is the hardware unit and tray, installation kit, user manuals (in English, German and French) and an EASA From 1. You will need to supply wiring and have an existing or new antenna.

Can I link this radio to my GPS? To push frequencies to SBY?

Yes – You can use any GPS system that can push this information using the Apollo SL40 protocol($PMRRC)

Can I play music through this radio?

Yes – The TY96 has a dedicated stereo music input. This has its own independent volume control and can be set to automatically mute on inbound transmissions.

Can I use a 12V battery to power my TY97?

No – The TY97 requires a supply of 22 to 33 volts. The Ty96 however, can be operated on a 12 volt supply.

Can the TY96/97 interface with my existing audio panel/external intercom?

Yes – The Ty96/97 has a dedicated mono audio output for interfacing with standalone audio panels/intercoms. Full details of these connections can be found in our installation manual with examples for the most common units.

Can I use CS-STAN to install a Trig radio?

Trig has created a CS-STAN document to help with your TY96/TY97 installations in EASA aircraft. To find out more about how to use a CS-STAN document – click here.

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