FT-991A

The FT-991A has been owned for a few weeks at the time of writing (July 2019). Several rigs were considered, but the FT-991A seems to fit my operating best as it includes 2m and 70cm. The IC7300, which is SDR based, is probably the better radio, but does not cover 2m and 70cm, but does include 4m. 

As I have some doubts about the PC drivers, I am still using my SignaLink USB interface for FT8.

At the moment it is usually used on 6m and 2m FT8 as my HF antenna is down. Personally I am perfectly happy with the menu and ergonomics. It has suited me well so far.

Briefly, I tried it on 70cm FT8. Power was limited to 20W in USB-digital despite the decent match. On 2m it was 50W maximum wth the same mode. I have not yet tried SSB or FM on 70cm. HF performance is, as yet, unknown.

It comes with a 3 year warranty and a Yaesu cashback.

I would have preferred a QRP rig, but there seem few that meet my requirements. The fan only comes on when the rig gets hot.

See MLS website for more details.
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