FT 990 and FT 1000 radio mods

I found a modification you can make to extend the transmit frequency range for the Yaesu FT990 and FT1000.

Mods for FT990-1000

  1. Remove top and bottom covers.

  2. Remove the top screw on each side that holds the front panel to the chassis.

  3. Pivot front panel down slowly.

    CAUTION: if you let it go, it will flop down rapidly and probably tear something loose. Behind the meter will be the CNTL unit. It has a metal cover of about 4 * 8 inches.

  4. Snap the cover off. Look to the top of the unit. You will see JP-3.

  5. Remove the solder connection on JP-3.

    Modification is now complete.

FT 1000

***Note: I haven’t tried or verified this, proceed at your own risk.

A reminder – do not transmit outside of legal bands!

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