A built-in Bluetooth model allows you to connect with a commercially available Bluetooth headset, or with Yaesu’s optional SSM-BT10 headset. Furthermore, the 2.4-inch full-color TFT display is easy to read, even if you keep the transceiver mounted on the dash.
The durable FTA-850L meets the IPX-5 waterproof rating and is built to the stringent MIL-STD-810H standards.
Other features include:
- Dual Frequency Display
- Wireless Bluetooth operation
- ILS Navigation Display (localizer and Glide Slope)
- VOR Navigation Display
- Integrated 66 Channel WAAS GPS Receiver
- Waypoint Navigation
- 8.33 kHz Narrow Band Compatible
- NOAA Weather Channel Receive
- NOAA Weather Alert
- 400 Memory Channels with 14 Character Alphanumeric Tags
- Water Protection - IPX5 Rating
- Rugged Construction: Certified to MIL-STD-810H
- Loud Audio Output
- PC Programmable (USB Cable Included)
- duty polycarbonate
- ham radio licensee
well so fart is being very helpful and excellent performance I'm been using it every day and I have to say very easy to use, Thanks.
I’ve been a ham radio licensee for 40+ years. Icom, Yaesu and Kenwood have always been battling out for the top spot in the consumer and commercial radio market. Isn’t that wonderful for consumers? At the current moment, Yaesu holds the top spot for handheld aviation radios with the FTA-850L. Yaesu has always been noted for their Milspec quality, dare I say bullet proof construction. Many with cast aluminum cases and rubber gasket seals. This radio is a heavy duty polycarbonate and it feels like you can hammer nails with it then resume your radio contact. It has a user friendly GUI, a beautiful color screen and 6 watts of output power. I’m not sure how they are able to do this for less than $500. I can’t see why any aviator would not have one of these in his or her bag of tricks. To put it bluntly, what is your life worth? Ordered from Pilot Mall and it was at my door in a couple days, well packed in perfect, new condition. Nuff said! Safe flying,,