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New Yaesu Ft-991 HF/VHF/UHF Base & Mobile Rig

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Moleculo

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    Yaesu has announced the new all band FT-991 compact rig for base and mobile use that will replace the FT-897D. In addition to the standard modes, it will also support Yaesu's C4FM Digital mode. With the absence of a true mobile HF rig from Icom's lineup, the new FT-991 could become a major player in the ham market, if for no other reason than its form factor.

    Here are a few pics from the 2014 Tokyo Ham Fair:
    Yaesu FT-991
    by Moleculo
    Pictures of the Yaesu FT-991 HF/VHF/UHF rig

    Here is the press release:

    We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new product, The FT-991 HF/50MHz/VHF/UHF Base Station Transceiver. The Yaesu FT-991 Transceiver is capable of operating SSB, CW, AM, FM, Packet and System Fusion C4FMDigital. The legendary tradition of Yaesu design is a legacy of excellence established decades ago, providing quality, stability and durability. The Yaesu FT-991 is designed for the most competitive operating situations, with a suite of new features to’enhance the experience. Whether you primarily operate at home, mobile or in the field, the FT-991 will provide outstanding fundamental performance and an inviting expansion into a full featured base station.

    Please refer below for more information on the features of the new FT-991. We will release the new FT-991 at the Tokyo HAM FAIR in 2014.

    Radio Features;
    • 160 Meters through 70 Centimeters – SSB/CW/FM/C4FM Digital/AM/RTTY/PSK
    • 100 Watts (2 Meter / 70 Centimeter: 50 Watts) of Solid Performance
    • 3.5 inch TFT Full-Color Touch Panel Operation for Superior Operability and Visibility
    • High Speed Spectrum Scope with ASC (Automatic Spectrum-Scope Control) built-in
    • Roofing Filter 3 kHz and 15 kHz
    • High Accuracy TCXO ±0.5 ppm and high resolution DDS and PLL local oscillator
    • 32-bit High Speed Floating Point IF DSP
    • IF WIDTH and IF SHIFT provides great QRM Rejection
    • CONTOUR, DNR, IF Notch and APF (Audio Peak Filter, CW only)
    • 160 – 6 Meters High Speed Automatic Antenna Tuner included



     

  2. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Hmm, just waiting for a price now.
     
  3. Scarpad

    Scarpad W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    wonder how this will work outdoors with that screen ?
     
  4. 222DBFL

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    Nice looking radio, curious as to what the price will be as well! Looks the part anyway.
     
  5. Cookie55

    Cookie55 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Interesting looking, surprised they didn't have it ready for Dayton.
     
  6. doctor

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    I bet it is over a grand.
    DOCTOR/795
     
  7. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    I like the looks, but not the modular plug.
     
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  8. 2RT307

    2RT307 Sr. Member

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    I'll bet around 1,200 bucks. Discounted!

    73,
    Brett
     
  9. 6meter

    6meter Active Member

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    +1

    It would seem like the nearest competitor would be the Icom 7100.
     
  10. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Although a nice looking radio and I am sure it will work great I don't like the display. There is too much information on the display to be useful in the car.
     
  11. 2RT307

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    Looking at it again... it has the Fusion analog/digital FM system, digital packet, GPS, etc. I'm going to up my price estimate to put it closer to two grand. Looking for more information and came across a blog, only to be reminded the translators still "ain't all that". I'm really not sure what dirty shirt juice is. :laugh:

    73,
    Brett

    That is why, if you eat just curry udon
    汁が飛び散ってシャツを汚してへこんでるジャイアンです。 It is a Giant, which is dented and dirty shirt juice is splattered.
    さて、FT-991の参考出品、見てから一目惚れですねぇー Well, Ne~e that it is love at first sight reference exhibit of FT-991, from watching
    ただ、型式がFTdx-991とかFTM-991じゃない However, the model is not a FTM-991 Toka FTdx-991
    普通のFT型式なのでFT-897とかFT-450のライン Line of the FT-450 Toka FT-897 because it is usually the type of FT
    なんでしょうきっと。 What would kit.
    スペックは発表になっていますが、細かい機能は Spec has become the announcement, but the fine function
    発表になっていないのかな・・ · I wonder if not in the announcement
    ディスプレイに衛星のマークがあるからなにがしかの Or Nanigashi because there is mark of the satellite to display
    GPS対応なのかとか、背面にRJ-45のLAN端子が Toka whether the GPS-enabled, the LAN terminal of the RJ-45 on the back
    あるので、PCでリモコンとかいろいろ考えて Since there, thinking all sorts remote control PC
    しまいますが、今後の動きが楽しみです。 It will get, but the movement of the future I look forward to.
    ATUが内蔵というのは嬉しいですね、やはり移動運用とか ATU is that the built-in I am happy, Toka move operation again
    モービルに特化した無線機なんでしょうね And I guess a radio that specializes in Mobile
    どうやらパネルはセパレートにはならないのは残念ですが Not be a separate but it is a pity panel apparently
    何がしかのコントローラーが接続できれば良いかもです。 It may be what if the connection is controller of deer.
    FTM-400のパネルが接続できるとかそんな設定が Is such a setting panel of FTM-400 is able to connect Toka
    あったら喜びますけどね・・ · Although I will joy if available
    価格は本体15万円以下、いろいろオプション入れても ¥ 150,000 or less body, the price also put various options
    20万円以下で買えるといいなー I hope you buy 200,000 yen or less
    マイク/キーがBTで接続できパソコンともLANで接続 Connected by a LAN with a PC can be connected at the BT microphone / key
     
  12. W1MSG

    W1MSG Now W1MSG

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    Looks like an upgraded 897, which needed some changes.
     
  13. 2RT307

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    I saw on YO9IRF's site that the UHF/VHF connector is actually a type "N" and not an SO-239. Also they believe the price to be just over 1,000 bucks. Nice to see a bigger screen on their mobiles, for sure.

    73,
    Brett
     
  14. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    You might want to sit down Brett....lol

    The rig should be available for shipping in about two weeks. MSRP is $1800!! Selling on the street for $1699.00+- a few bucks. With the FT-1200DX down to $1199.00 I may have to re-think buying the FT-991 since I was going to use it as a base radio.
     
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  15. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    And I won't be even thinking of packing that someplace for that cost. Can buy a KX3 with amp for about the same $$$.
     
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