This was Yaesu's top-of-the-line HF rig when made. In addition to the top-notch construction and sophisticated DDS RF section, it has a large front panel with full-size knobs, and lots of room around them, which makes it a pleasure to operate.....even for hours at a time.
The Automatic Antenna Tuner in the FT-990 is famous for being "simply amazing.....it'll tune anything!". It's also fast, quiet, and robust. It's the best AT I've ever owned.
NOTE: I also have an FT-100 mobile rig for sale; with the Separation-Kit for remote front-panel mounting, and the Yaesu motorized mobile HF tunable antenna- $490 obo...MAKE OFFER.
As is obvious from the pictures, this 990 is in excellent overall condition. There are a few very light scuffs and micro-scratches on it and one tiny knick on the tuning-knob; but no major gouges, no cracks, no broken plastic, no smashed corners, no bent sheet-metal. It's been very well taken care of. I'm only the 2nd owner; and I've owned and appreciated it for 15 years now.
The FT-990 is NOT a typical late-model 'plastic' radio...it's all metal, and beautifully made. All the internal circuitry is on plug-in cards in a metal cage; just like high-end HP or Tektronix test-equipment. It's a very, very high quality radio.
Electrical condition is 100% to the best of my knowledge. I've hardly used it over the past 6 years; but I've never had a glitch with it in the whole 15 years I've had it.
Before my wife got sick, I used it every day; mostly on 17m, 15m, and 75m. It always worked flawlessly for me; and the receiver is truly a joy.....a wonderful receiver.
FIRMWARE: display says version 1.30 is installed
POWER: 12vdc input; the AC jack/fuse is there, but I don't think it has the AC PS.MICROPHONE: Stock hand mic, in excellent shape; no cracks in cable-jacket etc..
Terms and Notes:
Pickup: Pickup preferred, in Ashland Oregon...or add whatever it costs to pack and ship