My new toy; an FT-950!

So after I made my new antenna (described in the previous blogs) I found out that I can hear a lot more stations. With this there also are a lot of stations I don’t want to hear; these are the stations on the frequencies near you that are to strong or are just using to many watts!

So I decided that I need more filters and more tuning capabilities, so a base station! After some searching I got down to 2 choices; the Yaesu FT-990 and the FT-950. The FT-990 is an older model and has some very nice reviews. The FT-950 is one of the latest models and the reviews in general are good (not all of them).

In the end my choice was made mostly on looks; the FT-950 won! This rig just looks much newer and the display really looks very good and sharp.

Another reason why I bought the newer rig is a purely logical one; if the rig breaks down, the parts for a newer rig are easier to find and will be less expensive than for older models.

In the end I’m happy with the choice I made although I haven’t tried all the options yet, by far! I will let you know what I think after using it a bit more!

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