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Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver

 
 
Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver
Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver
Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver
 
Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver
Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver
Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver
 
Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver
Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver
Yaesu FTA-550L Li-Ion Handheld VHF Transceiver
In Stock Product Code 32089
Aviation band COM/NAV transceiver with VOR and ILS.
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Retail: $500.00 $275.00

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Aviation band COM/NAV transceiver with VOR and ILS.

Taking the backlit transceiver screen to a whole new level, Yaesu's FTA-550L features an impressive 1.7" x 1.7" full dot matric LCD display with a user-friendly, icon-driven menu system. The backlight's brightness is fully adjustable to accommodate virtually any lighting condition, and the entire unit boasts an IPX5 water protection rating for reliable operation in all environments.

Also impressive is the -550L's VOR navigation capabilities. When the unit picks up a VOR signal, the display automatically goes to the NAV screen and displays a CDI for the signal. The transceiver also supports ILS localizer navigation, and receives both NOAA weather channels and alerts. Additionally, the transceiver can store up to 200 memory channels with 15 alphanumeric character designations. A compact, lightweight, incredibly versatile unit for all your aviation communication needs.

From the Manufacturer

Features:
  • 5 Watts TX Output Power (Air Band: AM 5W P.E.P. type, 1.5W carrier)
  • Huge 1.7 x 1.7 inch Full-Dot Matrix Display (160 x 160 dots)
  • ILS Navigation Display (Localizer)
  • Easy to operate menu system
  • VOR Navigation Display
  • NOAA Weather Channel Receive (U.S.A. Version Only)
  • NOAA Weather Alert (U.S.A. Version Only)
  • 200 Memory Channels with 15 alphanumeric characters
  • Back-lit Keypad and Display
  • Water Protection – IPX5 Rating
  • Loud Audio (800 mW)
  • High-Capacity Li-Ion Battery (7.4 V 1800 mAh)
  • Alkaline Battery Tray (AA x 6) included

    Supplied Accessories:
  • 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery pack
  • Car charger
  • Antenna
  • Belt clip
  • Headset adapter cable
  • Programming cable
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  • Rated 4.78 / 5 based on 9 customer reviews
    5/ 5 stars
    Lots of capability in a small package
    I have a 30 year old ICom that has a VOR built in it so I know the limitations but the Yaesu has an infinitely better display and the size, weight and water resistance are all pluses. Weather is handy to have and I like the single button 121.5 feature (that's why we buy one, right). Have not had a chance to try out its transmit and receive range but I suspect it will be similar to my trusty old Icom. Its the antenna limitation and lack of a good ground plain.
    - Henderson , NV Mar 12, 2015
    5/ 5 stars
    Yaesu FTA-550L Li-ion transceiver
    Excellent transceiver. Easy to use. Clear sound. Squelch works well. Display easy to read. Long battery life (12+ hr) as long as display backlighting is not on constantly. If display is left on continuously, battery life is on the order of 4 hr. The only negative I see is that the time the backlighting is on cannot be adjusted. It would be nice if you could select on for 15, 30 or 60 seconds before turning off. However, this has not been a problem for me.
    - Auburn, AL Mar 16, 2015
    5/ 5 stars
    Excellent product and service
    Excellent product, nicely packed and very fast shipping. Would buy everything I need at pilotmall.com!
    - FL Jun 21, 2015
    5/ 5 stars
    Great value!
    For someone like me who is just getting started in general aviation, I purchased this so that I can listen and monitor ATIS, tower and ground controllers without having to be in the cockpit. It's nice to hear radio communications from others to help me better understand all the terminology. As a cost saver for a plane renter, I can listen to ATIS before I even flip that master switch. The .1's on the Hobbs add up and I feel that over time this will pay for itself. The adjustable backlight is also a nice feature. I have not checked transmit range yet, but it picked up my local VOR over 40 miles out! I would recommend this product!
    - Gahanna, OH Aug 28, 2015
    3/ 5 stars
    Functional Short Comings
    Got all the items from my new purchase of the Yaesu Pro-X Transceiver as advertised. I experience 2 major shortcoming that with a little product design help could have been eliminated. The first is the Operating Manual. I found out by having to call Yaesu, not getting any info on it from the Pilot Mall, that one has to put in every digit of the frequency to the last 3rd decimal place. I could not figure out why no frequency I put in would be stored. Nothing on this in the manual. Second is the Antenna. It works great once installed. But it does not lock into the Male section of the top connection point. DO NOT Try to lift the unit out of your flight bag by the antenna, if installed on the unit. It will come right off. What a surprise from radios I have used by other sources. The units capability and clarity of voice over the speaker is fantastic. The capability and storage is great. But little simple stuff on the product's manual and antenna design's lack of it being secured to the unit, takes a lot away from the great capability in functional design and cost.
    - Lawrence, KS Mar 1, 2016
    5/ 5 stars
    Solid
    I've only had a chance to use this on the ground so far. I tune to the ATIS when I get near the airport. Sounds great. Headset jack works well too. I liked that this includes all the accessories you could want. The unit feels solid and well made. The memory function is not immediately intuitive but the manual is very simple and well written.
    - Lansdale, PA Jun 2, 2016
    5/ 5 stars
    Yaesu FTA550l
    Nice portable. Good size. Fast processing of order and shipping
    - Dover, DE Jul 30, 2016
    5/ 5 stars
    Just a newbe
    The antenna has a BNC connector, male on radio, female in antenna, just fit and twist. So far the only problem is with my lack of knowledge, but am reading and pushing buttons, and believe it or not, I have it scanning a few frequencies. The tone and volume are really nice. I am about nine tenths of a mile from the airport and can easily hear the aircraft on the ground ready to depart, with the supplied antenna. Was well packed and arrived in four days - I am happy.
    - Alhambra,, CA Jan 10, 2017
    5/ 5 stars
    Yaesu 550L Aircraft Portable Transceiver
    As has been stated by others, the manual is a little tricky. I am slowly getting practiced at which things to push for which functions. I am impressed (as others have stated), with the sensitivity and the volume/tone of this radio, also the nice larger display of the read-out. In scanning multiple frequencies it does a very fast scan. The alkaline battery "tray" is fine, but be aware those batteries fit in TIGHTLY, more so than I figured they would. The Lithium battery was only partially charged when I unpacked it, so I did charge it, and it is working fine. It was sent packaged very well and arrived quickly, the folks at Pilot Mall do a good job.
    - Alhambra, CA Jan 19, 2017

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