Yaesu FT-950 Desktop HF/VHF Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
0.03-56 MHz
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC / 50-54 MHz
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
5-100 W/5-100 W (AM: Max 25 W)

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
Max 22 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
-
Weight
-
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 2007 and 200x
MPN
YAESU-FT-000950

Other features

Memories
99 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
IF-DSP. Built-in auto-ATU and keyer
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FT-950-Brochure submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Excellent Bang for the Buck!

Yaesu FT-950, Desktop HF/VHF Transceiver

This is the first "real" digital rig I have owned. Overall I am quite happy with the 950. The DSP filtering is nothing short of great! I have done 2 firmware upgrades since I have owned the rig and both upgrades really enhanced the DSP filtering functions.
I mostly use the digital and SSB modes. The 950 does an excellent job with both. I certainly appreciate the various microphone EQ settings the 950 offers. I normally use a Heil mic which sounds great by itself, but I also get very good reports using the stock hand mic after twiddling with various EQ settings.
My gripe is that many of settings you may wish to access are buried in menus and sub menus. Oh, I hate that! But I now use Ham Radio Deluxe for CAT rig control so this menu problem is now eliminated.
All in all, a great "upper middle class" radio!
Dave - KN7S

Written by KN7S on Dec 4, 2010

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Aquired
Good condition in 2008
USD 1100.00

Best value and superb interface

Yaesu FT-950, Desktop HF/VHF Transceiver

This radio is simply the best value in its price class and has the look and feel of much more expensive radios. Ergonomics are excellent - you can jump right in and use this radio out of the box assuming you have experience with HF Amatuer radios. If you want to delve into the advanced features - they are there. For example, Digital Noise Reduction is available to enhance receive capabilities and has several different selections(algorithms) to choose from. Another example is micrphone eq settings - you can adjust a 3-band eq to fine-tune your microphone audio. Both of these features are very nice and useful - but not madatory to enjoying this rig. These are but 2 of many standard features and and avialable options for the FT-950. I enjoy this radio greatly and recommend it to all! One minor gripe: Yaesu - please include a USB CAT interface. Either drop the serial interface or include both a serial and USB for maximum flexibility!

Written by KO4GS on Dec 14, 2010

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Aquired
Mint condition in 2009
USD 1200.00

I love my yaesu ft 950

Yaesu FT-950, Desktop HF/VHF Transceiver

this radio has it all and its sweet and will go to all the stars and yes the moon
very Happy

kc8war

Guy

Written by iclord on Jan 30, 2012

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Aquired
Mint condition in 2010
USD 1275.00
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What is it worth?

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the current value of the Yaesu FT-950. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's value of the Yaesu FT-950 might be around:

  • USD 856.00
  • EUR 644.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 1100.00 Used / Good 2008 KN7S
USD 1200.00 New / Mint 2009 KO4GS
EUR 1298.00 New / Good 2010 thiecom.de
USD 1275.00 New / Mint 2010 iclord
USD 989.95 Used / Good 2013 universal-radio
USD 950.00 Used / Good 2014 ke3oxmsd

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