When/is Yaesu going to come out with their answer to the Icom 7300?

Discussion in 'Software Defined Radio (SDR)' started by KN6CSB, Feb 15, 2020.

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  1. K6BRN

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    Hi Tom (W9WQA). So ... you've never used one? Because there's nothing wrong with it. Just finished banging out another 350 contacts on one, backed by a KPA500/KAT500. Fun to use, never let me down, on the road or at home. SSB, AM, digital, VHF, UHf... And this is the original FT-991, not the "A" version. It's also one of two identical sets I have, among a half dozen radios by various makers, spread across three QTHs. Provides a nice perspective.

    Dave (WA7F): Not just the timing - the mix of size, intuitive interface and reasonable performance... at a low price. Also makes a great portable radio for trips.

    Brian - K6BRN
  2. WL7PM

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    Love to see Yaesu market a fresh new FT-991B...
    I'd be able to buy a used 'A' model for $500
  3. K6BRN

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    Not sure that would happen, price wise. The FT-991A is a "fixed" FT-991, and the FT-991s are still going for about $800 on the used market. And the FT-991s that have survived this far, including my two, do not seem to have any lingering problems.

    But a good swap meet bargain is always welcome.

    Brian - K6BRN
  4. N2ZD

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    “Gee, this is the first time we’re hearing of a problem with our FT-991A”
  5. K6BRN

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    No problem with my 991s (non-A) either. So... just don't worry about it. Great, incredibly versatile radios in a compact package.
  6. N3AWS

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    Rumor has it Kenwood is coming out with a new rig....

    73, Jim N3AWS
  7. K6VOX

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    Then the IC-705 comes out........ SDR HF/VHF/UHF.... Bluetooth-Wireless LAN and so on , Est price 1141.00 US. Granted its only 10w but a lot of Amateurs use Amplifiers. Projected ETA US March 2020.

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