With its FTA-750L Handheld Transceiver, Yaesu sees the competition and raises the bar into the stratosphere! This compact, handheld transceiver brings to market a full-spectrum aviation COM/NAV radio with NOAA weather channels & weather alerts, VOR navigation, ILS/glideslope navigation, and even a 66-channel GPS WAAS receiver. Equally impressive is the units 1.7" x 1.7" full-dot matrix display (160 x 160 dots), waypoint navigation, and GPS logging features. The backlit keypad provides easy view ability in virtually any lighting condition, and the unit can store up to 200 memory channels with 15 alphanumeric characters. The entire unit has an IPX5 water protection rating, and the long-lasting Lithium-ion battery cranks out an impressive 800 mW of clear audio. A state-of-the-art, all-in-one communication/navigation system that fits in the palm of your hand.
- memory scan
- COMM capability
- Function menu
- battery power
- Setup menu
- learning curve
We're enjoying listening to the calls on the radio. I know there are alot more on the radio we can do.. Still learning.
Receiver is very sensitive. GPS works well. Menus require a bit of a learning curve. For example, you don't turn the GPS on and off (to conserve battery power when you only need COMM capability) in the GPS menu but rather in the Setup menu. And you can't start a memory scan in the Memory menu, you have to go to the Function menu. But, all in all, a nice machine!
Great.... Love it..
FTA 750L Handheld
Unit is fair with good receive (transmit has never been checked yet), relatively user friendly, and ships with good accessories. Cons...there is no gps data base built in so do not plan on bringing up a specific airport or waypoint. I did note that there seems to be a bit of extra noise that the squelch gate does not always address. I asked about an external mobile antenna but did not receive a response. I would recommend this unit based on my experience with others.
FTA 750L Radio
I lost electrical power last year at night over Kansas, We had to land #3 in the patteren with no lights or radio at a large airport. Very exciting, this 750L would have been the perfect thing to have then. It works great for preflight weather when you are just leaving the house heading to the airport. Every Pilot should have one for a back up.