FT 990 and FT 1000 radio mods

Mods for FT990-1000

I received a mod about extending the transmit frequency range for the Yaesu FT990 and FT1000. Here’s what you do:

  • Remove top and bottom covers.
  • Remove the top screw on each side which holds the front panel to the chassis.
  • Pivot front panel down slowly. CAUTION: if you let it go, it will flop down rapidly and probably tear somethings loose. Behind the meter will be the CNTL unit. It has a metal cover of about 4 * 8 inches.
  • Snap the cover off. Look to the top of the unit. You will see JP-3
  • Remove the solder connection on JP-3.
FT 1000
FT 990 and FT 1000 radio mods

***Note: I haven’t tried or verified this, proceed at your own risk. And
do not transmit outside of legal bands!