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    SP-200 NAV/COM Transceiver SP-200A SP-200 NAV/COM Transceiver
    Rated 4.48936170213 /5 based on 141 customer reviews
    299
    Product description: Sporty’s experience operating a fleet of 18 airplanes enabled our pilots to engineer the SP-200 hand-held NAV/COM with unique features and pilot-friendly design. It is still the only hand-held radio to put communication, VOR navigation and localizer display in the palm of your hand. Now includes a handy “Last Frequency” button and 8.33 KHz frequency spacing (already in effect in Europe). Includes five year warranty, flexible antenna, removable wrist strap, alkaline battery case and instruction manual.Our SP-200 makes a terrific backup radio. Here’s why: VOR and Localizer with CDI display—You won’t find this patented feature on any other hand-held, but it can be a real lifesaver. In the event of a total electrical failure, the SP-200’s localizer function can get you on the ground in the worst weather. The Aviation Consumer said, “Sporty's was the best of the group in VOR performance...in a pinch you could actually navigate with it.” Extremely durable construction—The SP-200 isn’t the smallest or slimmest hand-held radio, but that’s because it is built to last. The tough case will survive being tossed around inside a flight bag, and even dropped on the ramp. We are so confident that we back it with a 5 year warranty. Dependable alkaline battery case—For use as a backup, alkaline batteries are unbeatable for reliability. Unlike rechargeable batteries that are often discharged when you need to use the radio, you can reach for the SP-200 with confidence. Easiest to use—An emergency is no time to reach for an instruction manual, and the SP-200 doesn’t require one. It was designed for easy, one-handed operation, so you can use every feature while you fly with the other hand. The size and weight of the radio feels solid in your hand, and the backlit display and keypad is easily viewed in dark conditions. Long battery life—With eight alkaline batteries, the SP-200 will provide hours of service when you need it. The Aviation Consumer found that it had “a decided edge in transmit time endurance” over other radios. Plus, you can quick-change to a spare battery pack in just 3 seconds. “An Excellent Value”— That’s what The Aviation Consumer had to say in its latest hand-held review. That’s because all of these features are available for under $300. Dollar for dollar, feature for feature, it’s still the best hand-held transceiver available. Other features:"Last Frequency" button 8.33 kHz spacing Five-year warranty LOCALIZER with CDI Display VOR with CDI Display OBS & TO/FROM indicator Automatic “Bearing-to-Station” feature 2,280 COM & 200 NAV channels 20 memory channels Full-feature scanner (scan the entire frequency range or memory channels) Duplex COM feature (transmit to FSS & listen over VOR) Back-lit screen & keypad Polarized screen reduces glare and LCD washout Lightweight and compact, fits easily in a flight bag Used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air ForceLow battery indicator "Quick-change” battery case Superior audio quality Electret microphone Automatic gain control Automatic noise limiter Single-hand squelch control External power jack Earphone & microphone jacks Key lock prevents inadvertent frequency changes Flexible antenna with standard aviation compatible BNC connector Power — 5 watts PEP output (the max allowed by law) Weight — 16.9 oz. Size — 7 3/16”h x 2 3/8”w x 1 7/16”d Frequency range: NAV — 108.000-117.950 MHz COM — 118.000-136.975 MHzClick Here for Instruction ManualClick here to view The Aviation Consumers "VHF Radio Shootout" ArticleOpen Link in New TabDownload

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    SP-200 NAV/COM Transceiver

    • NOTE: Sporty's SP-200 is no longer available.

      Our new SP-400 Hand-held NAV/COM is available here.

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    $299.00

    Professionally wrapped in navy blue paper with brilliant white ribbon and a personalized card. Please allow 1 extra day for processing gift wrapped orders.

    ID: SP-200A
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    Sporty’s experience operating a fleet of 18 airplanes enabled our pilots to engineer the SP-200 hand-held NAV/COM with unique features and pilot-friendly design. It is still the only hand-held radio to put communication, VOR navigation and localizer display in the palm of your hand. Now includes a handy “Last Frequency” button and 8.33 KHz frequency spacing (already in effect in Europe). Includes five year warranty, flexible antenna, removable wrist strap, alkaline battery case and instruction manual.

    Our SP-200 makes a terrific backup radio. Here’s why:

    • VOR and Localizer with CDI display—You won’t find this patented feature on any other hand-held, but it can be a real lifesaver. In the event of a total electrical failure, the SP-200’s localizer function can get you on the ground in the worst weather. The Aviation Consumer said, “Sporty's was the best of the group in VOR performance...in a pinch you could actually navigate with it.” 
    • Extremely durable construction—The SP-200 isn’t the smallest or slimmest hand-held radio, but that’s because it is built to last. The tough case will survive being tossed around inside a flight bag, and even dropped on the ramp. We are so confident that we back it with a 5 year warranty. 
    • Dependable alkaline battery case—For use as a backup, alkaline batteries are unbeatable for reliability. Unlike rechargeable batteries that are often discharged when you need to use the radio, you can reach for the SP-200 with confidence. 
    • Easiest to use—An emergency is no time to reach for an instruction manual, and the SP-200 doesn’t require one. It was designed for easy, one-handed operation, so you can use every feature while you fly with the other hand. The size and weight of the radio feels solid in your hand, and the backlit display and keypad is easily viewed in dark conditions. 
    • Long battery life—With eight alkaline batteries, the SP-200 will provide hours of service when you need it. The Aviation Consumer found that it had “a decided edge in transmit time endurance” over other radios. Plus, you can quick-change to a spare battery pack in just 3 seconds. 
    • “An Excellent Value”— That’s what The Aviation Consumer had to say in its latest hand-held review. That’s because all of these features are available for under $300. Dollar for dollar, feature for feature, it’s still the best hand-held transceiver available.
    Other features:
    • "Last Frequency" button
    • 8.33 kHz spacing
    • Five-year warranty
    • LOCALIZER with CDI Display
    • VOR with CDI Display
    • OBS & TO/FROM indicator
    • Automatic “Bearing-to-Station” feature
    • 2,280 COM & 200 NAV channels
    • 20 memory channels
    • Full-feature scanner (scan the entire frequency range or memory channels)
    • Duplex COM feature (transmit to FSS & listen over VOR)
    • Back-lit screen & keypad
    • Polarized screen reduces glare and LCD washout
    • Lightweight and compact, fits easily in a flight bag
    • Used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force
    • Low battery indicator
    • "Quick-change” battery case
    • Superior audio quality
    • Electret microphone
    • Automatic gain control
    • Automatic noise limiter
    • Single-hand squelch control
    • External power jack
    • Earphone & microphone jacks
    • Key lock prevents inadvertent frequency changes
    • Flexible antenna with standard aviation compatible BNC connector
    • Power — 5 watts PEP output (the max allowed by law)
    • Weight — 16.9 oz.
    • Size — 7 3/16”h x 2 3/8”w x 1 7/16”d
    • Frequency range:
      NAV — 108.000-117.950 MHz
      COM — 118.000-136.975 MHz

    Click Here for Instruction Manual

    Click here to view The Aviation Consumers "VHF Radio Shootout" Article

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    143

    Date - 10-29-2010

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended No
    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Front end frequency discrimination is poor. Frequency bleed through problems. Weak reception.

    General Comments

    If I did not need a radio now, I would return the product for a refund.

    Date - 7-19-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
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    Date - 7-14-2010

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

    Overall
    Recommended Yes
    Pros

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    Date - 6-23-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

    Battery pack did not allow good contact with positive end of batteries after a while. Had to put aluminum foil patch on each. This extended battery life by double.

    General Comments

    I have purchased two SP 200s. My first one got rained on and quit. Any suggestions on how to repair?

    Date - 6-9-2010

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Works great!

    Cons

    None yet

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 6-2-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    I really like this radio. Its simple to use, has a lot of functions, and feels durable. Its great peace of mind to have a back up and I think its a fantastic value.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    Date - 5-19-2010

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Good Value. Easy to use. Like AA Batteries.

    Cons

    Large size.

    General Comments

    Overall, very satisified. Large size not an issue for me since it stays in aircraft to be used for ATIS, Clearance and as an Emergency back-up radio.

    Date - 5-8-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    It does exacly what I wanted it for. I can listen to ATIS at the airport before flying. I was one of the staff at a CAF Open House and it was fantastic to allow us to listen in to all pattern traffic.

    Cons

    I wish saving frequencies on memory were a little more intuitive but in no way is this a deterrent, I just need to read the instructions a little more carefuly, mayube I am just not doing it right.

    General Comments

    It is too early to comment about durability because I have not had it long enough, but it looks well built and the control knobs are firm but easy to use. A great piece of equipment and a great back-up in the cockpit in case of electrical failure. I fly out of a controlled airport in a Mode C area and it would be a great inconvenience not to be able to communicate with my airport's tower. I don't keep the batteries in it while I don't use it but I put them on every time I fly and I always take it with me.

    Date - 5-5-2010

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    Recommended No
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    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 4-8-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended No
    Pros

    The SP-200 Nav/Com Transceiver is a well made alternative to a cockpit transceiver.

    Cons

    I probably bought something not well suited to my current desires but that may be more useful going forward. What I probably should have purchased was a Radioshack scanner that covered the Aviation bands. I bought it to listen to aviation chatter to retrain my ears. the SP-200 does that quite well but I certainly do not need a transmit button at this time. I think the unit has more features than I have discovered yet but I have never been one to read manuals.

    General Comments

    It is a great product that is not what I needed. Not your fault. No matter, I am having fun with it regardless.

    Date - 3-30-2010

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Easy to use after the initial fumbling.

    Cons

    Directions could be better. Orange display like the icon radios would be easier to read. Was mislead on the phone about how long the $279 sale would last and had to pay $299.

    General Comments

    Good back up radio but not as sensitive as I expected with the whip antenna

    Date - 3-12-2010

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Rich in features and the nav/com capabilities are a plus

    Cons

    Had one before where the display eventually failed; should come with a cover.

    General Comments

    Great value

    Date - 3-1-2010

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Nice, portable, easy to use. Backlight feature is nice. Good reception ( I live near DCA, so I love the scan feature ).

    Cons

    I got the cigar plug to recharge, and I have found you cannot listen to the radio while it is plugged in. Complete hissing, squelch is no help. Not sure if the desktop nicad recharger is the same.

    General Comments

    Overall, I am satisfied with the product. I had even accidentally ordered two of the remote antenna's, and I emailed Sporty's (I hoped in time) to let them know of my mistake, and they corrected the shipment no problem.

    Date - 1-5-2010

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 12-21-2009

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 12-10-2009

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
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    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    Date - 12-3-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    The unit works fine, I like the NAV function and the radio channel storage too.

    Cons

    A little bit on the large size but it perfectly fits in my flight bag.

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 10-14-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
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    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    Date - 10-2-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    General Comments

    The radio was purchased as a gift for my instructor.

    Date - 10-1-2009

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended No
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

    its a pretty basic device, and larger than it needs to be
    I have 6 of them

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

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