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The Yaesu FT-990 features multiple direct digital synthesizers for pure local signals for high performance. The triple-conversion, general coverage receiver tunes from 100 kHz to 30 MHz. A 500 Hz CW filter is built in. It has keypad entry. Power output is adjustable up to 100 Watts output (25W AM). The top panel provides access for special user adjustments. Operation is from 120 V AC.

The Yaesu FT-990DC model was similar but did not include the 120 V AC power supply and did not include the CW filter.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m 
Frequency stability
≤ 10 p.p.m. ≤ 0.5 p.p.m. with TCXO-2 option
Tuning steps
10 / 100 Hz
Memories
90 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.1-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW (2.4 kHz): ≤ 0.25 µV
AM (6 kHz): ≤ 1 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD): ≤ 0.5 µV
Selectivity
2.4 kHz: 2.2 kHz @ -6 dB / 4.0 kHz @ -60 dB
2.0 kHz: 1.8 kHz @ -6 dB / 3.6 kHz @ -60 dB
500 Hz: 500 Hz @ -6 dB / 1.8 kHz @ -60 dB
250 Hz: 240 Hz @ -6 dB / 700 Hz @ -60 dB
W-AM: 6 kHz @ -6 dB / 15 kHz @ -60 dB
Filters
500 Hz CW
Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
47.21 / 10.94 MHz / 455 kHz
Image rejection
80 dB or better
Audio output
2 W into 4 Ohm at 10% THD

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
RF-output
100 W (25 W AM)

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 (16.5-150)Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
60 VA
TX
470 VA

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
368 × 129 × 370 mm (14.49 × 5.08 × 14.57 in)
Weight
13.00 kg (28.7 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1991 and 19xx in Japan

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
4377
MPN
YAESU-FT-000990

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FT-990 Operating Manual PDF - 6.45 MB, submitted by Phil Sisson
Yaesu FT-990 Technical Service Manual PDF - 50.97 MB, submitted by Phil Sisson
Yaesu FT-990 Mods PDF - 276.3 kB, submitted by Phil Sisson
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
FT-990 Update by AJ4FM 6 years ago by aj4fm
Escellent! 6 years ago by olegtf
FT-990 Superb Transceiver 7 years ago by aj4fm
better ears than most 8 years ago by dennis.armstrong

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Yaesu FT-990 is around:

  • EUR 117.00 ~ EUR 400.00
  • USD 283.00 ~ USD 509.00

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These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 USD 510.00 Used / Mint eBay
2019 EUR 401.00 Used / Mint eBay
2013 EUR 950.00 Used / Good Danny PD3DMN
2012 USD 900.00 Used / Mint aj4fm
2012 USD 900.00 Used / Mint aj4fm

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