3.0 / 5.018 ReviewsDurability3.6 / 5Reliability3.2 / 5Performance2.8 / 5Ease Of Use3.9 / 5Value3.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (9)No (8)Durability3 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoThe problem is that it doesn’t reach very far. You have to be basically at the airport.February 11, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoReliability2 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?Nopoor quality and receptionVery poor reception, any handheld is much better. My hangar is about 200 feet from the tower, and that is the ONLY signal I can pick up, and even that comes in with static and poor quality. doesn't matter if the unit is in or out of the hangar and multiple locations...all poor. Quality of construction is very flimsy. Sound quality for music is poor. Bluetooth reliability is all poor. Overall, very disappointed.January 31, 2018Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFun to listen to in our hangerWe really have not used it that much but when we are in our hanger we turn it on and listen to all the other planes coming and going, Real Nice!!1January 13, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoPoor Reception, Even AM-FM! No VHFMy $8 Amazon portable transistor radio performs better than this unit. I was really excited about receiving it and can't receive anything. Even powerful local FM stations are full of static. I think some immediate action is required of Sporty's to either provide a better matched BNC cable/antenna system or recall the product. I've been a loyal customer for 40 years and this is disapointing!January 3, 2018Would You Recommend?YesThe Aviation Radio/Scanner has great speakers making the audio very clear. I highly recommend it.January 2, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoAviation Scanner - Low Sensitivity & DistortionI am a private pilot. I have used scanner radios 30+ years and have many models. I live near a busy class D airport. The Sporty's radio missed 90% of the aviation transmissions picked up by my simultaneously used 20 year old Radio Shack hand held Pro-60. Multiple locations within home tested. Antenna swap tested. Nothing improved sensitivity. When rarely received, audio was scratchy and/or garbled by over modulation. I returned the radio to Sporty's. I believe they owe me for shipping both directions because this radio does not come any way near living up to the advertising and promotion. We'll see what happens. I do not recommend this receiver to anyone for any purpose. If you do not know better, you will not know what you are missing in aviation radio traffic.December 31, 2017Durability3 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNo Range!!!I got this for Christmas, I live maybe 5 miles from the airport (major airport), I can't pick up anything, tower, ground, atis, nothing. This is a pointless device due to range issues. Sporty's should have thought of this before creating this product, extremely disappointing.
I'd give this 0 stars if I could. STAY AWAY, unless you live on the airport.December 27, 2017Durability3 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAntenna could be more refined.I like the thought that has gone into the features in the scanner and the audio control (speaker jack, blue tooth & interrupt) flexibility. The antenna I would say is a weakness, my handheld get much better reception located in the same spot. Tried many locations in the house to no avail. I live 1/2 mike from KFNT. I bought a 19 inch vhf antenna (. Nagoya UT-72 Super Loading Coil) and a supporting BNC adapter and find the scanner now works as expected. I think the squelch circuit could be improved it teeters between to much and too little with the slightest touch of the squelch knob, Not as god as my handheld radio squelch authority. All in All not a bad unit I would rate it at 3.5 stars.BNC adapter to VHF antennaDecember 23, 2017Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery easy to program frequencies. Had no problems with any aspects of the receiver. Excellent product at a good price.Hi all. I really like the radio that I purchased from you. Although I don’t fly anymore I still enjoy listening to what’s going on out there.December 23, 2017Purchased
2 months agoPerformance1 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Noweak receptionVery disappointed with reception.Live between two tower controlled airports that I used to get better reception on hand-held.December 22, 2017Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 28 questions Browse 28 questions and 33 answersDoes it receive 8.33kHz spaced channels?BEST ANSWER: The Air Scan receives on 25kHz spacing.If my phone is paired with the Air Scan, will the Up and Down arrows on the Air Scan skip songs?BEST ANSWER: Yes. The Up, Down and Stop buttons will function and control your music.is there squelch control on the scanner?BEST ANSWER: Yes, for aviation frequencies. However, reception is very limited.Is there an line out jack (3.5mm or similar?)BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is a line out connection.Can I use an external antenna with the Air Scan?BEST ANSWER: Any antenna with a BNC connection will work. Placing an antenna outside of your hangar or house will increase your reception.How far will the included antenna extend?BEST ANSWER: 26.5 inches.Connection to 12v car lighter adater is posible?BEST ANSWER: The radio uses 12vdc and requires 1 amp. It comes with a brick that plugs into 110vac.How is the sound quality?BEST ANSWER: AM/FM = tinny as is typical of small speakers. No FM Stereo,what is the range of reception?BEST ANSWER: The reception is limited to the power of the transmitter and where the transmitter is located.The screen is backlit; are the buttons backlit too?BEST ANSWER: The buttons are not backlit.Can I pair multiple devices to the Air Scan at once?BEST ANSWER: The Air Scan will only pair to one device at a time. Pairing a second device will override the first device. When the Bluetooth source is selected, the Air Scan will attempt to automatically pair with the most recently paired device.Can I listen to ATIS and have Aviation Interrupt on?BEST ANSWER: Yes. However, as long as there is a transmission being received, the Air Scan will not return to scanning the other preset frequencies. We recommend not saving weather frequencies (ATIS, ASOS, AWOS, etc.) as presets, as this will prevent background scanning while receiving the long weather transmissions.can an external outside antenna be connected for better reception?BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is a standard BNC connection on the back of the radio for an external antenna.Can the Bluetooth be used to connect to a wireless Bluetooth speaker to hear radio calls externally or is it only for music in?BEST ANSWER: The Bluetooth is for music on the radio only.How can I power this up in my car at the airport if it does not take batteries?BEST ANSWER: We expect to have a 12V power cable in stock in early January.I called and asked about purchasing the magnetic car antenna for this product with a longer cord. Reception is very poor in my hangar and i am thinking this might stick high to the outside of my hangar and get better reception than the antenna that came with it. I was told by Sportys this was in the works and would be available around the first of February?Sporty's Air Scan Aviation Radio / ScannerBEST ANSWER: The antenna is scheduled to arrive at our warehouse on February 20th. This date is supplied by the manufacturer and is subject to change.Were Is My Radio (Air Scan Aviation) I Pay on time .what happen ? jose manuelBEST ANSWER: We have found from past experience that most "lost" packages can often be found by checking your local postal officials and /or company mailrooms. Our international airmail shipments are shipped without a tracking number, therefore when you go to the post office ask the clerk to check for your package in the back.There are lots of bad reception reviews. If I add a decent external antenna and put on the roof will it actually pick up planes then? Prefer more of an answer then yes you can hook up an external antenna for better reception. Will it be GREAT or at least GOOD reception with the roof mounted antenna?BEST ANSWER: Yes, an external antenna can help improve reception. Reception is also affected by the strength of the
transmitting station. It is also affected by the topography of the surrounding landscape. If using the included antenna the location in the building can also affect the reception.Will it work when flying?Are there any plans for adding military band UHF ATC frequencies to this radio?BEST ANSWER: Not at this time, but thanks for the vote in favor of that feature - we'll pass it on.How close to an airport do you need to be?BEST ANSWER: The strength and distance from the transmitter determine how far the signal can be received.Do I need to be near an airport?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will need to be fairly close as it is limited by the transmitters output and line of sight.Can this device be used internationally. Hence a power source of 240 V ?BEST ANSWER: The device can be used internationally - the AC adapter works on 100-240V.How do I scan aviation memory channels?BEST ANSWER: Select Airband, then press the Aviation Interrupt button. This will scan any of the 10 preset channels that are stored.I’m getting lots of static in my garage, but not in my house 30 feet away?BEST ANSWER: Electronics can cause interference to radio transmissions and receivers. Fluorescent lights, sound amplifiers, generators, etc. may cause interference. Using an external antenna will help, or you may need to move the Air Scan and find a location with less interference.Can I use batteries with the Air Scan?BEST ANSWER: No. The Air Scan can only be used with a 110 volt plugcan you transmit on this?BEST ANSWER: You can only receive on this unit.What are the power source choices? Corded only or does It have a battery tray?BEST ANSWER: It is a power cord only.
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