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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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

Sp-400 NAV
  • 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

SP-400 Weather

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

Emergency

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

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."

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

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh News review

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I am very dissppointed at how easily the screen is scratched. I am very carefull with my equipment and this screen had scratches on it right out of the plastic. The rest of the case appears to have a durable finish to it. Poor build quality for the acc

Not Recommended

I find it interesting that other's made the comment about the screen's soft plastic that is easily marred. I thought it was just my bad luck that I received one that was scratched. Also, probably my inability to learn the process, but it is not intuitive when trying to switch between the two last frequencies used.
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Michael J. Magnusson | Private | 7/28/2015
Works well. Easy to use.

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Nice radio. Lots of features.
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Steve | 7/20/2015
Good product and fast delivery

Recommended

Will make future purchases from Sportys with confidence.
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Ralph Forbes | Private | 7/16/2015
good

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glad to have a back up, and at a affordable price.
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Tim Little | 7/11/2015
Works great. Easy to use.

Recommended

So far so good. Haven't used the transmitter yet but the receiver works great.
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Mark del Rey | Private | 7/7/2015
Unreliable

Not Recommended

Had an SP300 purchases in 2005 that would not always come on (with verified fresh batteries). I pitched it after it completely failed. Purchased an SP400 in 2013 (against better judgement it appears) and it has the same problem... Sometimes it will turn on, sometimes it will not, even with fresh batteries, new battery holder etc. the point of this for me is back-up comm. Poor reliability eliminates it as a viable piece of equipment.
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Grant | KATY, Texas, US | Commercial | 7/3/2015
good

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I use this radio as backup, without the external antenna, the ILS works about 80%
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RICARDO SEGREDA | Commercial | 6/30/2015
Disappointed in quality so far.

Not Recommended

The unit was defective in that the built in mike was very weak in picking up voice when transmitting. Returned for a replacement unit. As of this date, have not received replacement yet.
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john williams | 6/24/2015
I have never really had to use it yet. Everything worked as advertised when I tested it.

Recommended

As far as I can tell its a good product.
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Clint | 5/28/2015
Good features, good value

Recommended

I've had experience with other handhelds. This radio is as good as or better than the others and seems to be a lot of radio for the price.
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Bill | Commercial | 5/19/2015
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