[Yaesu] Yaesu FT990 opinions wanted

Richard DiDonna NN3W nn3w at cox.net
Tue Mar 27 15:21:33 EST 2007

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" <n5ten at yahoo.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>; <yaesu at contesting.com>; <yaesu at mailman.qth.net>
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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