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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Yaesu FT-1000MP Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu FT-1000MP
Yaesu FT-1000MP Reviews: 101 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $2500.00
Description: 160m-10m transceiver (discontinued)
Product is not in production.
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OE5BFM Rating: 5/5 Feb 22, 2012 03:26 Send this review to a friend
An analog Masterpiece!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
After 30 years of Ham Radio I owned a lot of transceivers, e.g. the famous Kenwood TS-930 or the TS-850, but also modern DSP-rigs like the Yaesu FT-950 and the IC-7400.
Itīs important for me to get a fine sounding CW. The TS-930 had problems with the AGC (popping sound)and the TS-850 too because of the time-lag through the narrow 500c CW-filters.

But not so with the FT-1000MP! Till now I didnīt know that this exact receive of CW is possible! I added the Inrad 500c CW-Filter for the 455 IF stage and also for SSB the 2Kc Filter. Apart from that my FT-1000MP is unmodified. But I will add the Inrad 70Mc amp next.
The hiss is smooth and low, no comparison to the new DSP-rigs. To play fair, I owned only mid-priced ones, probably the high-end rigs are better.

The AF-DSP really works and attenuates noise more than the signal. Even on a long wire antenne the FT-1000MP has no problems with big signal handling. The tuner is silent and fast and is surprisingly able to tune the long wire with UnUn!

The FT-1000MP is certainly the best transceiver I owned till now.

VA7TF Rating: 5/5 Jan 11, 2012 13:01 Send this review to a friend
Black Beauty  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've owned a used FT1000mp (built 1996) now for about 6 years. I had added some filters and also the INRAD ROOFING filter, a great option. The rig has performed flawlessly from day one.I also own an FT2000D and replaced the Yeasu original useless 3 kHz filter with AC0C's 3 kHz filter.
Although the FT2000D is also an excellent rig, the FT1000mp still has it's place in my shack. What a great rig for it's today's "blue book" price. It has a great RX and TX. I've thought of selling the FT1000mp, but not seriously. It is definately a "Black Beauty"
KC5CQD Rating: 5/5 Sep 29, 2011 21:31 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Rig  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
There's not much that I can say to add to the kudos given to this radio, thus far. All I can say is that I've owned many of the "high end" rigs during my 20 years as a licensed ham. An IC-756 Pro III as an example. And with the exception of my old FT-101ZD, nothing even comes close to this rig. For the first time in many years, when I sit in front of this rig, I feel as though I'm sitting in front of a top-end ham radio. A work of art, in my opinion. I got mine for a paltry $1200.00 and that included the Collins filters, built-in power supply and antenna tuner. I can't believe that a radio of this caliber is now "blue booking" for that price! Get one and you WILL NOT be disappointed. This radio shows why Yaesu is a big gun in the ham radio world.
KE2TR Rating: 5/5 Nov 8, 2010 09:32 Send this review to a friend
Great contest machine!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I was a buds house during the CQWW phone weekend who had a pair of FT1000MK5 feilds, man even with the VRF control and ICE bandpass filters the feilds just dint measure up to the ole MP's(I should have brought it over to his house) I ran a very effective but small compared to the big boy M/S staion in the late 90'ies with a pair of MP's and ICE fbandpass filters and the band by band interaction was almost nill, for some reason the old MP's had better second order performance than the newer rigs. I have even seen that some contesters are selling there beloved K3's and going back to the ole MP's all filtered up and roofing filter installed there really a hard act to follow unless you get a pair of FTDX5000. The rig is just laid out better and all the controls are were they sould be. I think its time to pick another MP up, at around $1K for a stock MP its hard to beat.
IW1DFU Rating: 5/5 Jul 21, 2010 23:57 Send this review to a friend
A war machine  Time owned: more than 12 months
I had a FT1000MP in the past for several years.Then I've sold it to buy a MKV field. MKV has somethings more but also something less than old MP version. 1 month ago I sold my MKV and bought a brand new FT2000. How big was my mistake! After one month of sofference I decide to come back and change the 2000 with an old FT1000MP full filtered. I love this radio. It's solid like a rock. The reciver is quite and very sensibile. With the filters it's uncomparable with the new DSP generation. It's simply one of the best rig that has been made.
Now the price is lower than in the past and if you will found an used one, get it... you will never regret.
Yes it has no DSP functions like the newer versions of RTX... But you will never need. This analog RX is the state of the art in RF, and you have EDSP, that is able to reduce the poor noise floor of FT1000MP, and EDSP probably is not the newest and the best one, but IT WORKS fine, without alterate or digitalize the signal that you are interested to listen.
KG4CBJ Rating: 5/5 May 3, 2010 11:17 Send this review to a friend
Should have kept making them "just like Classic Coke"  Time owned: more than 12 months
I had my MP for about 7+ years great receive excellent on digital modes. I recently sold mine only because of antenna restrictions and lack of time to use. I see reviews for its current replacement and unfortunately, a lot for sale at an early time in the history of it's replacement.
What I wanted to say is that if you are new to Amateur Radio and want a full featured HF rig; look no further. What is telling about the versatility and quality of this rig is that their value is still relatively high for a product of this age.I have had 4 Yeasu products and this one, hands down, was the best
W7RUE Rating: 5/5 Mar 7, 2010 20:07 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Choice!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
After many months of research, I went looking for a FT-1000MP. I was able to find one in mint condition that had been rarely used by its original owner and then only occasionally for CW. The mike was still new in the plastic wrapper and it came with the additional CW filters. All the paperwork, including the original promotional materials, a promotional QSO Card from JA1MP were present, and the MP was carefully preserved in its original packaging and boxes. I could have bought a new FT-950 or FT-2000 (I had the budget), but I just didn't like the looks, feel, or the menus that I would have to negotiate to operate the newer models. Frankly, I couldn't or didn't see or hear any real advantage to the newer models which I played with before buying the MP. I was told by the Yaesu Rep not to buy the MP because Yaesu was not supporting it anymore and if the finals went out, I would be out of luck. I will take my chances! It has been a great a rig!

WD9ICU Rating: 5/5 Mar 7, 2010 13:31 Send this review to a friend
Very Reliable  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had this radio for 9 years and it has not give me a bit of trouble. I am still impressed with its performance. I had never owned a radio like this and it did take getting use to, but after I understood how it worked I was able to appreciate its full potential. Its been a good radio.
MM3XXW Rating: 5/5 Jan 25, 2010 07:31 Send this review to a friend
Simply superb....!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
It's all been said before so all I'll add is "here, here!"
N8LFP Rating: 5/5 Jan 4, 2010 17:03 Send this review to a friend
Great HF Rig  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have owned my MP for about nine years now and it will not be leaving my desk anytime soon. I can not count how many times in a QSO other hams have said they used to have an original MP and regret ever letting it go. I think in todays used rig market it would be very difficult to find a better HF rig in the price range of used MP's. The only complaints I had have been fixed with mods. I installed the IF mod from Inrad and did the noise blanker mod found on the Internet. While I have not (and will not) have any of the $10K+ rigs to compare I love my original MP performance compared to many other HF rigs I have owned through the years.
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