Yaesu FT-980 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
10-160 m + WARC
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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Receiver

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

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
SSB/CW: 100 W, AM: 25 W, FM: 50 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
370 × 157 × 350 mm (14.57 × 6.18 × 13.78 in)
Weight
17.00 kg (37.5 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 198x and 19xx

Other features

Memories
12 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
CAT system
Accessories
-

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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FT-980 Operating Manual

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Reviews

FT-980. A premier classic beautiful radio.

Yaesu FT-980, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

Yaesu's first fully solid state CAT controllable rig. I have had mine for just a few years with the matching SP-980 speaker. NO HIDDEN features! everything is upfront and personal. the audio is deeper, cleaner and crisper than my newer Yaesu radios. I get nothing but good comments for my audio using the matching MD-1 microphone. The radio is very sensitive to any SWR and you have to finese it to get a full 100 out. I have not hooked it up to my amplifier yet, but hope to soon. In my humble opinion, it is one of the most attractive radios Yaesu has ever produced.

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2015
USD 400.00

Great vintage collectors radio!

Yaesu FT-980, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I am very glad I decided to purchase this old radio a few years ago. My intent was to find a vintage, solid state radio for my shack. First, because of its looks. This radio is impressive. Everything is up front. Looks like the instrument panel in an aircraft. With the matching SP-980 speaker, it really is a show piece. Rx audio is better than my newer rigs including the FT-1000MP Mk V and the FT-950. Rich audio. I enjoy just listening. Matched with the MD-1 mic, my signal and audio reports are as good or better than using the equalizers in the other radios. Runs a little hot due to the power supply, so I only use if for special occasions. This is not a technical review on performance. However, if you are looking for an impressive edition for your collection, this is The Radio.

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2015
USD 400.00

Prices

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Price Condition Year User
EUR 100.00 Good / Used 2015 elmer
USD 400.00 Good / Used 2015 gribenska
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