Yaesu FT-991 Yaesu Base Station Radio

Yaesu FT-991 Yaesu Base Station Radio
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FT-991 Hardware Upgrade Program

Coming Soon will be an optional FT-991 Hardware Upgrade Program that will upgrade the original FT-991 currently owned by users to include the new Dynamic Real-Time Spectrum Scope and Multi-Colour Waterfall Display. More Details Coming Soon.

The FT-991 is the next generation in all mode, all band MF/HF/VHF/UHF transceiver with C4FM (System Fusion) Digital capability. The FT-991 includes multi-mode operation on CW, AM, FM, SSB, and Digital Modes (Packet, PSK31, RTTY and C4FM), with 100 Watts of HF/50mhz Capability (50 Watts VHF/UHF).

The New FT-991 now includes a high-resolution full color 3.5" TFT Touch panel for superior operability and visibility, incorporating a High Speed Spectrum scope with ASC (Automatic Spectrum-scope control) built right in.

The 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 plus give you easy access to the full range of exciting modes available on the ham bands today.




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ML&S are very pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new product, the Yaesu FT-991 HF/50MHz/VHF/UHF Base Station Transceiver.

We think this is a modern day replacement for the good old FT-847/FT-897. 

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. The new FT-991 was released at the Tokyo HAM FAIR in August 2014.

Radio Features:

  • 160 Metres through 70 Centimetres – SSB/CW/FM/C4FM Digital/AM/RTTY/PSK
  • 100 Watts (2 Metre / 70 Centimetre: 50 Watts) of Solid Performance
  • 3.5 inch TFT Full-Colour Touch Panel Operation for Superior Operability and Visibility
  • High Speed Spectrum Scope with ASC (Automatic Spectrum-Scope Control) built-in
  • Roofing Filter 3kHz and 15kHz
  • 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 – Metres High Speed Automatic Tuner Included

* Price guarantee is for UK approved stock and supplied from an authorised Yaesu UK dealer, available at the time of completed order.

3.5" TFT Color Display

The FT-991 could not provide functions easier than at your fingertips with a 3.5" Full Color TFT Display for Superior Operability and Visibility.

100 Watts of Solid Performance

The RF Amplifier in the FT-991 provides a clean and solid 100 Watts of Operating Power (50 Watts VHF/UHF) and is combined with a large heat-sink and forced air automatic cooling fan to increase operating time and prevent overheating.

Compact, Lightweight & Portable

The FT-991 Comes in a compact, lightweight package suitable for portable, mobile and base installations. Measuring 8.8"(W) x 3" (H) x 9.9" (L) at just 9.7 pounds this robust full featured mobile/portable radio is ready to go when and where you are!

Internal Automatic Antenna Tuner

Internal High Speed Automatic Antenna Tuner included in the package. The antenna tuner uses a LC switching network that has a large capacity 100 channel memory. The tuning data is automatically memorized to reduce tuning time when changing frequency.

High Accuracy TCXO

+/-0.5PPM High Resolution DDS/PLL local Oscillator included as part of the standard package.


USB Capable


The FT-991 can be connected to a computer using a USB cable for CAT control and firmware updates, or the use of an optional SCU-17 Interface Unit to support USB Audio In/Out, TX Control (PTT, Key, Shift).
 Radio Features:
- 160 Meters through 70 Centimeters 
- SSB/CW/FM/C4FM Digital/AM
- 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
- Advanced functions such as high-quality audio transmission, AMS, and Group Monitor fully utilize the potential of C4FM Digital*
- Triple Conversion Circuit (SSB/CW/AM) /Double Conversion (FM/C4FM) Configuration, 1st IF is set at 69.450 MHz
- Roofing Filters 3 kHz and 15 kHz as standard equipment
- 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
- High Accuracy TCXO ±0.5 ppm
- Built-in Electronic Keyer
- CW Message Memory with Beacon Mode
- CW Pitch@/@Sidetone Control
- Automatic Repeater Shift
- USB Connector (CAT control, Audio interface, PTT/SHIFT control)
- Two Antenna Connectors (HF/50MHz, 144/430MHz)
- Optional FC-40 Automatic Antenna Tuner (for long wire antenna) available
- Optional ATAS-120A Active Tuning Antenna available
* Data FR mode (high speed data communication mode) is not supported therefore image send/receive by C4FM is not possible.
Supplied Accessories:
Hand Microphone (MH-31A8J)
DC Power Cord
Spare Fuse (25A)
Operating Manual
Warranty Card

Frequency Ranges: RX 30 kHz - 56 MHz, 118 MHz - 164 MHz, 420 MHz - 470 MHz (specified performance, amateur bands only)
TX 1.8 MHz - 54 MHz, 144 MHz - 146 MHz, 430 MHz - 440 MHz (amateur bands only)
Circuit Type: Triple-Conversion Superheterodyne: SSB/CW/AM
Double-Conversion Superheterodyne: FM/C4FM
Modulation Type: A1A(CW), A3E(AM), J3E(LSB, USB), F7W(C4FM), F3E(FM),
Power Output: SSB/CW/FM AM Carrier
160- 6 Meters: 100 W 25 W
2 Meters/70 Centimeters:50 W 12.5 W
Case Size(W x H x D): 229 mm x 80 mm x 253 mm (w/o knob and connector)
Weight: 4.3 kg
Warranty: 2 Year

(7 reviews)Write a review
Ft 991
My favourite rig so far ,not finished trying yet but I really like this rig
Love my FT -991
Love my FT 991 I have found it very easy to use and a good all round performer on all bands. Also purchased the GSV3000 PSU for this rig which is very good. Great service from ML&S - Thank you.
Very Pleased - Love My FT - 991
Much easier to use than you would think by just looking at it prior to using the radio! After only owning the radio for a week it feels like a lot longer, it's so easy to use. Good ears and very good audio reports being received! And it goes without saying normal good service from ML&S.
Great service from ML&S as always, ordered mine 8am Wednesday and it arrived midday Thursday. Delighted with the radio, I've run it side by side with my FTDX-3000 on HF and can't tell the difference. Easy to use straight out of the box without reading the manual. Some people complain about all the menus, put it this way: The radio works fine with the pre-set settings, if you want to dive in and have a play then you can but you don't have to. These settings were things you didn't even have access to on your old 847/897. All the day to day stuff is on the 'front panel' menus, you just scroll through them like pages in a book. If I have one complaint it's that it only has 100 memories, what were Yaesu thinking ! Hopefully a firmware upgrade will sort that out.
Yaesu FT-991 - Brilliant - simple brilliant!
Update to FT-991 Review from M0BAH
Hi all, I have just found out that it is possible to name the memories through the CAT system, I felt that this was worth mentioning as it is so much easier cutting and pasting fro the internet that typing text in through the touch screen. Thanks, Andy.
Yaesu FT-991
This radio impresses me every time I use it, I always get a brilliant audio report whether its using the mic eq, processor or both, turnerd on or off. I am currently using the Yaesu MD-200 though which I'm sure helps, but others are geting good results from the stock mic. Now they have released a few 'Firmware updates' this radio is quite exceptional. One thing I was worried about was the AM audio because when it was first released in America the audio output was quite unuasable, really quiet and very low quality, I heard a recording from a ham there, that appears to be cured now. I have listened to my audio utilising the built in audio recorder and playback feature (it has 5 seperate recordings 20 seconds each), but keep the levels right down on AM. I am listening on a FT817 with no flashy filters so is essentially unprocessed and raw. It will not compete with the dedicated beautiful 'Vintage Valve radios' but its a start to keep AM going. The SSB is as I stated earlier, exceptional and very punch and not over processed like some you hear on the bands. The 2m and 70cm performance is really impressive with really good sensitivity figures and decent selectivity, with lots of fine features, unfortunately, I have not used the digital C4FM yet as no-one in my area has it, unless you know different. (Washington, West Sussex) The touch display gives me no problems and I have chubby fingers as well, I did wonder about that at the time but I needn't have. I should give you bad point in the name of balance but it is still the honeymoon period, but it can get very warm when used continuosly but the fan cuts in in variable speeds and controls that, I have had to reboot once or twice due to anomolies but nothing bad, no data loss. There is little software available for direct memory control but the CAT covers all of the other parameters except naming memories, you cannot name them through the CAT system only through the radio. I have checked the CAT manual as well. I use some Australian software writen by an amateur radio but its still in its infancy but good. I hope that helps, I am sorry about the waffling but I am a ham remember, it is a bit pro FT-991 but thats my own experience, you may know of others who dont feel the same way as I do. Andy (M0BAH)
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