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The new FT991A bottom view with the [SCP Unit] for dynamic real-time

The FT-991A (Yaesu latest version) bottom view with the [SCP Unit] for Dynamic Real Time Band Scope function – Yaesu is supposed to offer a  hardware upgrade program for FT-991 to add “A” features to include the new Dynamic Real-Time Spectrum Scope and Multi-Colour Waterfall Display (upgrade firmware)!

Looking an feedback on whether the FT-991A is really worth the extra +$600 (USA) cost over the old FT-991 (discounted model)

Yaesu Musen Co LTD (!rumors: FT-991 Hardware Upgrade Program) si suppone che possa offrire un programma di aggiornamento hardware anche per FT-991 per aggiungere le funzionalità “A” per includere il nuovo spettro-scope dinamico in tempo reale e la cascata multi-colore sul Display, già inclusa nell’aggiornamento firmware (Nota: !trtttasi di voci non ufficialmente confermate)
Sarà interessante creare un feedback sul fatto che l’FT-991A valga davvero la pena i circa +$600 (in USA) per il costo aggiuntivo rispetto al vecchio FT-991 (modello in esaurimento).

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Yaesu FT-891 HF/50MHz – List price $1000.00 Your price $899.95 Un.Ra.-USA

Yaesu FT-891 new amateur transceiver covering only HF Bands and 50MHz  with 100 watts – Approved FCC ID K6620651X50 of 24/3/2016 – Yaesu Musen Co. Japan employs the traditional triple-conversion superheterodyne architecture.

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FT-891 with the FC-50 (option) specifically designed external Antenna Tuner  – Automatic Matching 100 memory  – Price: 10/8/2016 FT-891 HF/50MHz Transceiver – List price $1000.00 Your price $899.95 Universal Radio for USA – FUNKSHOP Com for Germany price € 779,00 inkl 19% MwSt available 20/9/2016 – FC-50 ATU Price 319,00 inkl 19% MwSt. – Price in Japan FT-891シリーズ HF/50MHz ALL MODE – 標準価格 99.800円(税抜).

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FT-891 – Yesu employs the traditional superheterodyne architecture: Receiver type: SSB/CW/AM Triple-conversion, 1st IF 69.450 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz, 3rd 24 kHz (FM: Duble conversion) The 3kHz roofing filter equipped as standard. – Include the TMS320C6746EZWT (DSP 32-bit max 3000 MIPS)

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Yaesu FT-891 HF/50 MHz 100w Amateur Transceiver Compact Construction in an  Body 6.1″x2.0″x8.6″ (155x52x218mm)
Stable 100 W Power Output with Dual Internal Fans (See the official …Yaesu factory data for all information)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Dayton Hamvention 2016 New HT D-STAR – Elecraft KX2 – DV4mobile – FT-891

Dayton Hamvention®, the world’s largest amateur radio gathering, celebrate its 61st show on May 20-22, 2016.

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YAESU FTdx-100 SSB/CW 120W (50 AM) HF Vintage Transceiver (1967)
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Tactical – Pro2 Speaker Rack 4US Shallow and 4UD Deep

Tactical – iPortable Pro2 Speaker Rack Systems are the best functional design for portable communications and fieldwork.

Dayton Hamvention 2016 News:  JVCKewood Coming Soon an HT with APRS Digital DV D-STAR Transceiver – Tribander 144/220/430 MHz, Builtin GPS unit and Color TFT Display.

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Kenwood USA Corporation (HT prototipo/tentative)- The evolved tribander Main features:   Wide band multi mode RX with SSB/CW reception with IF filter – DSP-based voice processing – APRS-compliance – DIGITAL compliant with voice/digital mode D-STAR networks – Compliant with Bluethooth and Micro SD and Micro-USB – Built-in high-performance GPS unit – IP54/55 Weatherproof – Color TFT Display (transflective type). (! See official data & news)

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The Elecraft booth at Hamvention 2016 display the new KX2 HF radio, an ultra-portable transceiver with a fit in your pocket size (13 oz / 0.3 Kg!) Operate on 80 -10 meter ham bands – All modes: SSB, CW, and Data PSK31/RTTY with or without a PC (four sub-modes) – The KX2 Size: 2.8”H x 5.8”W x 1.5”D; only 13 oz (0,3 kg).

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Quick Specs – Up to 10 W on 80-15 m, 8 W on 12 and 10 m (typ.) – Software-defined-radio (SDR) architecture – Switchable preamp and attenuator – Easy-to-use Passband Tuning (PBT) for shift/width/hicut/locut; Roofing filters automatically track DSP filter settings – Simultaneous dual receive over up to +/- 23 kHz for split-DX operation – (Internal wide-range ATU option).

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Dayton Hamvention 2016 – New DV4mobile Tribander 144/220/430 MHz all mode DMR, D-Star, C4FM (System Fusion) disponibile entro Q4 2016, al 2017 sviluppi software prevedono anche per i modi digitali P25, dPMR, NXDN e NEXEDGE.

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The new DV4 mobile for D-Star, C4FM, DMR (It will transmit all mode, it can be link directly to a Reflector like a DV4home when there’s no available repeater). – With subsequent software updates 2017, the radio will also support P25, dPMR, NXDN and NEXEDGE.

Yaesu USA Booth display the new FT-891 HF/50MHz Transceiver (is an FT-857 style replacement!)  FT-891 FCC ID: K6620651X50 of 24 Mar. 2016 – Mobile HF/50MHz Transceiver 100 W  160 – 6m all mode – 32-Bit IF DSP – Detachable Display.

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Frequency Range Tx: 1.8 – 54 MHz (Amateur bands only) Rx: 30 kHz – 56 MHz – Receiver type: SSB/CW/AM Triple-conversion Superheterodyne, 1st IF 69.450 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz, 3rd 24 kHz (FM: Duble conversion)  3 kHz Roofing filter – Weight: 1.9 kg (4.18 lb).

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Icom IC-7300 – Ein kleiner Clip von mir mit der Remote Software RS-BA1 verbunden mit dem IC7300 – video 19/5/2016  by PA5HR.

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Link to: Video di Bert con il remote software RS-BA1 e IC-7300

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

FT-991 Update Ver. FEB03 – Problem & Solution: Isue AM TX audio trouble

FT-991 – YAESU Usa released a new firmware FEB03 for the quad-band al modes transceiver. – 03/2/2015 the firmware have been updated: MAIN  to Version 02.10 and C4FM DSP to Version 04.10 -Please read the Yaesu USA FT-991 firmawere update with informatoins and upgrade manual before proceding.

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Il 3 Febbraio era scritto (V04-11) sembra per un “errore di battitura” ora il C4FM DSP è (V04-10) infatti così è il file più recente disponibile. – Yaesu Usa si vede che dopo ha corretto questo sul loro sito web, nel file e nelle informazioni!  – Peccato che, qui in Italia non si trova dove reperire le informazioni e le istruzioni in italiano, compresi gli aggiornamenti integrativi del Manuale d’uso Italia !!

Link to:  Yaesu USA – FT-991 official Web-page (…files in ENG)

AM Transmission Audio Trouble in Some FT-991 Transceiver (see the latest threads on Yahoo-groups) – The cause of bad AM audio
turned out to be a incorrect level setting in the “service menu” [Note]! (*) pay attention to product warranty …, if you change a wrong setting in the service menu (by accident!), press the On/Off button to turn Off the radio, ….take care)

I do not know if someone had already mentioned but maybe i found how to solve (*)your problem : go to the AmateurTele com© link where it is explained step by step how to do – (I hope this help*)

Link to: AmateurTele com© – AM transmission audio trouble (*)

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FT-991 all modes transceiver a triple conversion with 1st IF frequency of 69.450MHz for all bands /HF/50/144/430 MHz.

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[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Yaesu FT-991 Firmware Update DSP (Ver.01.05) 01/12/15 – QST Nov. Review

FT-991 HF, 50, 144, 430 MHz All Mode – The Yaesu USA Update now the Firmware MAIN Ver. 02.08 of 9/11/2915 Now update software MAIN Ver.02-08 and DSP Ver.01-05 TFT Ver.02-01 of 12-01-2015 (1 Dec. 2015)
[Note] Please read the Yaesu Upgrade Manual & Firmware Informations Main: V.0208  DSP V.0105 etc……
QST magazine reviews the FT-991 on November, 2015 !

[Note]: Please read the Yaesu Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceding to the Yaesu multiple software installations and employees by different types of transfer software .exe!-

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[Note] The FT-991 CAT commands will not work the same after updating to V02-08. – The original CAT “CN” command was only able to set the tone frequency of ENC/CTCSS. – The V02-08 expands the parameter to other than ENC/CTCSS tone frequency; it includes setting the DCS code also.
Please refer to the CAT Oper. Reference Book (v.1508-C0)

Link to: Yaesu USA – FT-991 official Web-page (files ENG)

QST-logoQST reviews the FT-991 on November, 2015, a overview of the quad-bands  multimode transceiver. – Reviewed by Norm Fusaro, W3IZ Assistant Manager, Field  Services & Radiosport Department. – The ARRL labs including 20/5/2 kHz offset: 103/86/75 dB RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dinamic Range) figure on 14MHz band, 3kHz roofing filter & 500Hz DSP BW. (see the reviews on QST by login ARRL membrers)

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The three rows of rectangular labels at the bottom of the screen are touch-sensitive buttons.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx).

DV4mini Hotspot: a link with a simplex frequency (UHF) and a repeater through the Internet.

DV4mini Hotspot for the 70 cm band and can use it with a D-STAR or DMR or C4FM * transceivers – The DV4mini is a very small but also very capable USB Stick that can expand any PC into a Hotspot for the D-STAR and DMR modes (C4FM * Fusion is in development) – (trial beta ver. 18.8 or later uncheck “C4FM Gateway” only DN & VW mode) – Please read official data and the User manual! (link below)

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DV4mini  allows linking with DCS, XRF and REF refectors for D-STAR as well s DMR refectors (trial beta ver. 18.8 or later unckeck C4FM Gateway!). With the DV4mini it has become possible to create a hotspot with minimal resources and thus get access to the (Digital Voice) DV network.
[NoteRefector is a server connected to the Internet or Ham Net and is linked to a number of digital Ham Radio repeaters. If one of these repeaters is active it will send the voice data stream to the refector- (Xrefectors are the second generation of D-STAR reflectors… etc) – (DCS (Digital Call Server) is the most modern D-STAR refector system and in worldwide use, each as 26 rooms) – (DMR refectors consist of several regional servers, ach other via a superordinate network one Hytera & one Motorola) (System Fusion supports WIRES-X internet linking – .. node station requires external optional HRI-200 !)

The DV4mini is a great UHF digital hotspot. It’s support D-Star, DMR and C4FM* !! Very promising technology in process.

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The DV4mini will be connected thru the USB interface with a PC or a single board computer (es: Raspberry PI 2 Mod. B also a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display) and the required software will be installed: V.1.4 DV4mini Controll Panel.

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Frequency 420-450MHz – Modulation types: D-Star GMSK (Gaussian 2FSK) – DMR PLUS 4FSK Raised Cosine – C4FM Fusion DN & VW 4FSK, in process* – Power output: 0.03 mW to 10 mW. – RX -120dBm – Read more to the official web-page.

Link to: Download the DV4mini User Manual ver. ENG .Pdf 

I believe not now, it’s available for Windows, Linux and Raspian ! (Raspberry Pi 2) – For those interested in digital communications, like D-Star, DMR and C4FM there’s a new dongle who will be coming out soon (… they are saying it will be available for international shipping next week). [Note]!! DV4mini Library (in C) licensed under GPL 3.0 — USB Stick DV4mini Copyright:
The rights for the DV4mini stick and its software are reserved with DG8FAC Stefan, DG1HT Torsten, and (>) DJØABR Kurt

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

FT-991 – MAIN V02.02 – DSP V01.04 – TFT V02.01 JUL.24 – VA7OJ’ RX & TX All Tests

FT-991  HF, 50, 144, 430 MHz All Mode – Yaesu USA Update the Firmware MAIN Ver. 02.02  – DSP Ver. 01.04 and TFT Ver. 02.01 of 24/07/2015 – VA7OJ’ FT-991 Complete Tests Report – See …news and link below –

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The complete FT-991 test report is now available on the website by VA7OJ’ Adam – (Receiver Tests & Trasmitter Tests) rx: MDS – RMRD – DR3 – DR2 – FM IMD rejection – NPR – Image & 1st IF rejection – AGC impulse response – DNR SINAD // tx: Power Output -CW keing envelope and sidebands – ALC compression test – Trasmitted 2 tone IMD – Tramitted Composite noise HF 50 144 & 430 MHz (22 pag.)  (Grazie, Adam per questo eccellente Test report!)

Link to: Download the Complete Tests rx-tx  of 25/7/2015

Receiver performance evaluation using notched noise, tune DUT (FT-991) such that the IF passband is centred in the notch. Calculate NPR using Equation: NPR = Ptot – BWR – MDS. – All the NPR measurements, by VA7OJ, Adam are performed in SSB mode, at 2.4 kHz bandwidth. The bottom of the notch in the noise generator (a Wandel & Goltermann RS-50 White Noise Generator ) bandstop filter is 3 kHz wide. Adam uses the 3 kHz roofing filter in the DUT (automatically selected in SSB mode in the FT-991 Transceiver)

Link to: Download the FT-991 RX NPR Test of 18/7/2015

A typical NPR test case emulates 1200 contiguous SSB signals, each at S9 + 30 dB. The higher the NPR figure obtained in the test, the better the DUT will be able to survive such extreme conditions. – The NPR test is also useful for identifying IMD choke points in a receiver front end, e.g. in RF steering diodes, and also passive IMD (PIM) in crystal filters, inductor cores and even some capacitor dielectrics.
I would categorise NPR ranges as follows: Measurement limit: ~ 95 dB (notch depth) / 85 dB and up: Excellent / 80-85 dB: Very good to excellent  /  75-80 dB: Very good / 70-75 dB: Good / 65-70 dB: Acceptable to good (source by Adam, VA7OJ – grazie!)

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Yaesu USA Update the FT-991′ Firmware: MAIN Ver. 02.02  – DSP Ver. 01.04 and TFT Ver. 02.01 of 24/07/2015 –
[Note]: Please read the Yaesu Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceding to the Yaesu multiple software installations and employees by different types of transfer software .exe!-

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[Note] the MAIN software should be installed first! Caution: it does wipe all the settings including the memory channels. Update features: • The WIRES-X (VoIP network) function is added • Improved and optimized. (read more…)

Link to: Yaesu USA FT-991 Firmware Information 07/24/15

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VIRES-X: Quando viene trovato un nodo locale, il simbolo “X” è acceso stabile, e sotto nel display compare il nome del nodo (nominativo di chiamata) e il nome della città (QTH).

Leggere tutte le istruzioni con immagini incluse sul Manuale di Istruzione Yaesu FT-991 C4FM  FDMA/FM (VIRES-X Edition in ENG) che si trova nella cartella .zip “Firmware_Update_JUL24” da scaricare da Yaesu USA! – (Per i dati e le istruzioni in italiano non ho trovato ad ora linck utili! leggere, comunque altre notizie sul Manuale Utente del 991)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

FTDX-1200 & FTDX-3000 MAIN, DSP, TFT Software Update 14 July, 2015

The FTDX-1200 Update Software: MAIN Ver. 01.11 – DSP Ver. 05.54 – TFT Ver. 01.05 and The   FTDX-3000 Update Software MAIN Ver. 01.20  DSP Ver. 05.54 TFT Ver. 01.09  (14 July, 2015) now the water-fall display & spectrum scope memory function is improved. (No mouse operation!) Before downloading this software, please read the “Important Notes” on official Yaesu Update Manuals -(…. in ENG version!).

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Full screen display of Spectrum Scope – Water Fall

Yaesu con gli aggiornamenti del firmware sia per FTdx-1200 che FTdx-3000 aggiunge nuove funzioni da selezionare sempre con lo [SCOPE Button] pigiandolo in sequenza via, via per 5 selezioni, oppure si può memorizzare dati fino a  25″ degli  eventi che interessano.  – Non sono state incluse scelte e o azioni  di sintonia operando con un mouse., come invece ha fatto la Icom per tre suoi modelli di recente.
Leggere le istruzioni su come procedere agli aggiornamenti e le indicazioni aggiuntive sulle funzioni e manovre e per i nuovi settaggi  dei menù: [SCOPE] key – SCOPE MODE – FFT DISPLY MODE etc! …. purtroppo NON trovate in Italiano!

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Spectrum Scope/Water Fall displayed at the bottom of the scree

[Note] There are four (4) different Software installations (Yaesu still uses the multiple software systems installations! on the FTdx-3000 & FTdx-1200, not use a unified software environment) – Each one must be followed carefully. – Installing the wrong type software may cause difficulties.

Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000 Main-page (go… to all Files) ENG
Link to: Yaesu FTdx-1200 Main-page (go… to all Files) ENG

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[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

FT-991 & FTDX-1200 The FTRestore by VK2BYI a Windows desktop app

Yaesu FT-991 and FTdx-1200 – New Desktop Applicaztion ©FTRestore – The Yaesu FT Radio Menu Configuration & Channel Memory Restore a Desktop Utility © by Chris Fredericks, VK2BYI (… first release Ver.1.1.0) – Link below !

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FTRestore – Details of the Regular Memory Channels and the PMS Memory Channels can be uploaded from the transceiver into a worksheet grid control where they can be modified as required, before being saved in a Microsoft Excel compatible file.  Details of the Menu Settings can also be uploaded, saved and downloaded.

The FTRestore is free to use although we may ask for a small donation sometime in the future to help Chris  (..link below)

You can download the application and documentation via the following links for FTRestore Ver.1.1.0 (9.46 MB) and or later; Relaesa Notes (65.54 KB); Documentation v1.1.0 PDF (1.77 MB) –
Un eccellente lavoro di Chris, che vive a circa 29 km da Sydney, Australia, si è ritirato dal lavoro professionale in Aprile 2014, dopo 42 anni di lavoro tecnico e sviluppatore. ( ! grazie VK2BYI) 

Link to: FTRestore VK2BYI for Instruction PDF & Software

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Please be aware that this software has not been developed as a commercial exercise, and is free. – [Note] Chris, not offer no warranty or guarantee of support and all use is at your own risk.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (..tnx to all)

The FT-991’s in Stock in Europe – FT-991 ora è disponibile in Europa

The Yaesu FT-991 HF 50MH VHF UHF Transceiver in Stock in Europe. – The transceiver offers full-fledged support for all modes and include C4FM Digital (4FSK) – Rear panel USB port allows connection to a PC with a single cable (CAT control, Audio interface, PTT/SHIFT control) … at long last!

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The new FT-991 is capable of using only 2, C4FM digital modes:
1) V/D mode = communicates Voice & Data simultaneously and using 6.25 + 6.25 kHz bandwidth – [DN] is displayed on the LCD – the station location info is contained within the tx digital signal;
2) Voice FR mode (Full Rate) = trasmits digital voice using the full 12.5 kHz bandwidth – [VW] is displayed on the LCD – the location info is not included in the tx signals;
[Note] Data FR mode (Full Rate) = high speed data communication mode is not supported in the FT-991!  (Data Full Rate by C4FM is not possible).

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The new digital mode C4FM (4FSK) spectrum on 29.460 MHz (experimental test in USA) measure about 15 KHz wide in the HF bands!! (Q: Voice is voice, whether it is digital or analog modes? … used only in the FM phone bands?)

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FT-991 Software Update – Yeasu USA latest version & dates
MAIN Firmware Version 01-13 update 03/20/2015;
DSP  Firmware Version 01-02 update 03/20/2015;
Enhanced the effect of APF (Audio Peak Filter) to increases the level in CW mode;  Improved and optimized (by Yaesu USA)

Link to: Yaesu USA web site for official data and news (ENG)

[Note] Please read the official FT-991 Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding!

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)