Sporty's SP-400 Handheld NAV/COM Aviation Radio

New low price! $315.00

Regular Price: $399.00

Special Price $315.00

Regular Price: $399.00

Special Price $315.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: SP-400A

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Aviation Consumer's "Gear of the Year!"

  • "...better than some panel-mounted gear."
  • "Sporty's SP-400 Shines. Its performance is clearly exceptional."
  • "You can easily pick this unit up and use all of its features without touching the manual."
  • "...it's a solid bargain."

Now with an upgraded screen - better contrast and adjustable backlight for improved sunlight readability

The award-winning SP-400 is simply the most powerful portable radio you can buy—like having a complete standby radio stack in your flight bag. The all-in-one radio makes a reliable backup for emergency use, but it’s also perfect for listening to ATIS, getting clearances before engine start or just monitoring local traffic.

But a great radio is worthless if it’s hard to use. That’s why our staff of pilots, flight instructors and aircraft owners spent so much time making the SP-400 intuitive and easy to use. It has all the features you need, but none that you don’t. There are no confusing menus, no memory bands and no complicated squelch buttons—just turn it on and type in a frequency. After all, an emergency is no time to look for an instruction manual.

Why the SP-400 is the pilot-friendly radio:

  • Oversized, high-resolution screen—twice as large as most other radios
  • Enhanced screen backlight with adjustable contrast for better sunlight readability
  • Large, soft keypad is easy to use, even in turbulence
  • No menus or memory banks—just type in the frequency
  • One-handed operation for fast emergency access
  • Unmatched battery life, powered by easy-to-find AAs
  • Quick-change battery pack—switch in just 3 seconds!
  • Backlit screen and keypad
  • Dedicated squelch and volume knobs for precise adjustment

COM

  • Last frequency flip flop makes it easy to switch back and forth 
  • Visual memory recall shows five memory channels per screen 

NAV

  • Full ILS display—the only portable radio with this feature! 
  • VOR with large CDI display and automatic bearing-to-station readout 

Weather

  • NOAA weather radio receiver built in
  • Nationwide coverage with pre-programmed stations

Emergency

  • Dedicated 121.5 button for instant emergency communications
  • Sidetone—hear yourself talk when using a headset

Includes alkaline battery pack, antenna, wrist strap and instruction manual. Measures 5 1/2”h x 2 1/4”w x 1 5/8”d.  Five year warranty.

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Click here to view The Aviation Consumers "Portable VHF Radios: Sporty's SP-400 Shines" Article

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Pros:
Lots of features, does everything.
Cons:
1)Screen is soft plastic, I already have scratches
2)Why is the box on the charging cord in the middle of the line. Seems it would be easier if it was near plug.
3)headset requires special adapter


Really to soon to tell. I need to use this more before I can make a better review

Volumes seem good, but I could see something that would put this in line with your regular intercom & plugs like the cell phone adapter.
Really need a pouch of some kind to keep it in and protect it. The soft plastic screen is a concern.
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mjrasn@msn.com | Commercial | 2/10/2015
 
Pros:
Easy to operate. Haven't had it long enough to say much

Like the simple procedures. Ease of use.
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Steve Conway | Commercial | 1/13/2015
 
Pros:
Great display
Easy to use right out of the box
Cons:
It would have been nice if some accessories came with the unit like the headset adapter, but other than that, nothing really.

I haven't been able to fly with it yet, but I have gone through everything and tested it out. I live close to a major airport and I had no problem picking up ATC communications from my living room. Some people have commented that they didn't like the users manual and I think it is fine. It's not rocket science to work this radio. Second I have read that some complained about the difficulty of which the battery compartment comes off. Again, mine goes on and off pretty easily. Not sure what people are doing that made it so difficult.
For now I can't comment on the durability or reliability until I get to put it to use for a while. For now though, I think it is a good radio and I'm glad to have it as a backup for obvious safety reasons.
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Guest | Private | 12/18/2014
 
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ofd24102 | OCEANSIDE, New York, US | 12/17/2014
 
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Guest | Private | 12/8/2014
 
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johnpollock | 12/2/2014
 
Pros:
Light weight, durable and relatively easy to use.
Cons:
Following directions provided, couldn't get the unit to erase a memorized frequency
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Guest | Private | 12/2/2014
 
Pros:
Nicely put together and fairly ease to use. Great Standby or Emergency product.
Cons:
Instruction manual sometimes a little ambiguous.

Highly recommend looking at this versus others.
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remaxdan | Commercial | 12/2/2014
 
Pros:
Unit turns on like a radio and can be used immediately.
The Owner's manual is easy to understand and the SP-400 was delivering more than I expected in terms of ease of operation and clarity of reception.
Cons:
I would have preferred Li Ion rechargeable power as the standard

The SP-400 is just a great product...I'm looking forward to trying-out some of the advanced features.
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JayLGober | 12/1/2014
 
Pros:
Fully functional
Cons:
Manual could be better in instructions

Good value
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Gentleman243 | 11/13/2014
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