FT-950 Wideband mod

After buying my new (secondhand) Yaesu FT-950 base transceiver I knew I again wanted to do the wideband mod. This is the same mod I did for the Yaesu FT-817 some time ago; I wrote about it in another blog entry. Because the FT-950 is much larger than the FT-817 I thought it would be easier to do the mod and I was right!

To do the mod you have to turn the radio up side down and remove all 18 (!) screws.
The jumpers that you have to change are grouped on the front right corner.
The only thing you have to do is close jumper number 5, this is it!

The jumpers will than look like this:

FT950 Jumpers for widebanding

FT950 Jumpers for widebanding

I only took a picture of the after situation, not the before.

After reassembling the rig you have to do a full reset holding the fast and lock buttons while turning the rig on.
After this the rig is open for TX on 1.8 to 30 mHz and 50 to 54 mHz.

In the end the whole mod took 5 minutes. 4.5 minutes to unscrew / screw the bottom plate and 30 seconds to do the mod! 😉

A final word of warning 😉
Please note that you are taking full responsibility for any damage caused to the transceiver during this modification. All normal precautions to protect against static electricity should be followed.




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