What radio would you buy if you had $1,500? I recently had to make that hard decision. I will go over the 7 reasons why I chose the Yaesu FT-991A in this video. I just bought my very first HF Radio! You would think it would be an easy and stress free decision, BUT, there is some tough competition. My budget was around $1,000 +/- a few hundred. The Icom IC-7300 is a beautiful radio and that was my runner up.