|Joined:||Tue, Jan 25th 2011, 20:04||Roles:||N/A||Moderates:||N/A|
|Question from a newbie on the Yaesu FT990 and inaccessible bands||Mar 9th 2013, 09:39||3||749||on 21/3/13|
|Question from a newbie on the Yaesu FT990 and inaccessible bands||KZ8KZO||on 9/3/13|
Marty from Kalamazoo MI here. KZ8 KZO
I have a technician level permit, and have spent all my beer money to buy a Yaesu FT-990.
It appears to me that this unit will only operate (for me as technician grade and NOT a CW user) in the 80m, 40m, 15m and 10m bands.
Only 10m allows voice, and that's a mighty fine slice of 200 mhz that no one seems to be on.
I can do voice on the 6m > 23cm bands, but this "great radio" stops at 30mhz.
Soooooooooooo ... 6 of the 7 bands I'm allowed to operate on are not accessable on this radio.
I'm disappointed and frustrated. All at the same time.
Do I need another radio ?
Direct reply at firstname.lastname@example.org is appreciated as I don't visit this site daily.