|We now have a mod for the FT-1000MP: a small 70 MHz IF amplifier. It boosts the front-end gain a few dB. The IF gain setting in menu item 9-1 is then reduced to compensate, and the radio's background hiss is greatly reduced. The byproduct is increased sensitivity of 2-4 dB in noise floor reduction. This is a plug-in, no-solder mod which can be easily removed.
The IF Noise Reduction mod will also work in the Mark V and Mark V Field, except it requires soldering two connections.
Note: This unit cannot be installed along with our FT-1000MP Roofing Filter Mod. Only one or the other can be used.
Full installation instructions are available here: