I find mine to be an adequate rig for DXing and contesting. It does not have a
second VFO knob, and it does not have a second receiver. So, working pileups
is no different than the older vintage radios. The radio lacks a monitor
feature on SSB which i find annoying. Loaded with filters the CW quality is
decent to good with digital filtering and a notch filter that work pretty well.
I've found mine to be susceptible to near frequency pumping and that has cause
some problems in pileups on 80 meters.
I find my 990s fan to get whiny after a while and the pitch sounds like a mouse
that is getting crushed.
The auto tuner works well and is pretty quick.
73 Rich NN3W
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Geiger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 4:05 PM
Subject: [Yaesu] Yaesu FT990 opinions wanted
>I have a Yaesu FT990 on the way (supposed to be here
> Friday) and am looking for any opinions, good or bad,
> about how this rig does as a contesting and DXing rig.
> 73s John W5TD
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