Yaesu FT-990 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
-

Receiver

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

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
?V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
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Weight
-
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1991 and 19xx
MPN
YAESU-FT-000990

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FT-990 Operating Manual submitted by Phil Sisson
Yaesu FT-990 Technical Service Manual submitted by Phil Sisson
Yaesu FT-990 Mods submitted by Phil Sisson
 
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better ears than most

Yaesu FT-990, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

even compared to most modern radios this takes some beating

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2006
GBP 600.00

FT-990 Superb Transceiver

Yaesu FT-990, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I'm amazed by the receiver in this radio. I hear stations that with other high end radios, they are in the noise. Other than the FT-1000D with it's 2nd RX, this could well be the best
radio Yaesu have ever built. At the present mine
has only the standard 2.4 & 500 filters, but I will be adding a 250 soon. The radio is very easy to operate, it is failsafe and only does what it should do for the modes you select. No need for cumbersome menus and multi function buttons. Just knobs and single push buttons to make things happen. Wonder why it took me so long to decided this was the one I really needed. They are built very rugged, and all reviews I've seen, last forever without giving any problems. If you can find a nice clean used one, grab it. Those that have them are keeping them, so the best may be hard to find. 73, David-AJ4FM

Written by aj4fm on Dec 15, 2012

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Aquired
Mint condition in 2012
USD 900.00

FT-990 Update by AJ4FM

Yaesu FT-990, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

Almost a year now since I purchased my FT-990.
My opinion is still the same, this is by far the best radio I've owned in over 52 years of Amateur Radio. I've now added the Inrad 250 Hz CW filter and the 2.0 kHz SSB filter. Great improvement for both modes. I also did the Audio Hiss mod that reduces the HF noise from the IF chain. It consists of adding a 6kHz BW, 455 kHz Ceramic filter just before the IF gain control. I have all the information for anyone that wants it. E-mail address is on QRZ.com I also have the FIF-232C interface unit. I use AALog and Omni Rig to display frequency info in my log entry screen. It also allows me to do the same with MMTTY, but only with 1 program at a time. (COM Port conflict) I disable Omni Rig before I open MMTTY to solve the problem. MMTTY does it's own logging, so best of both worlds. To do FSK from MMTTY I built the FSKit by K4DSP. It takes AFSK from the soundcard and gives PTT and FSK keying to the 990. Slick, simple and easy to build. I have all info for this gem also. So there you have it, ways to improve an already great radio. I really enjoy mine and wouldn't sell it for any money or trade for anything else out there.

Written by aj4fm on Sep 5, 2013

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2012
USD 900.00
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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-990. 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-990 might be around:

  • USD 647.00
  • EUR 144.00
Price Condition Year User
EUR 900.00 Used / Good 2005 iz2uqe
USD 710.00 Used / Good 2010 eBay
USD 965.00 Used / Mint 2011 david480
USD 900.00 Used / Mint 2012 aj4fm
USD 900.00 Used / Mint 2012 aj4fm

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