Yaesu FTA-450L Com Only Airband Transceiver

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$249.95

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The FTA-450L Transceiver is a great option for those looking for a com only radio. With an oversize full dot matrix LCD display and large Li-Ion battery, this radio has become a favorite for drone pilots. The FTA-450L provides full communications on the Aircraft commu...Read more

Yaesu Oshkosh Promo

$25 Mail-In Rebate

Download Rebate Form

Promotion valid June 20 - July 31, 2017


The FTA-450L Transceiver is a great option for those looking for a com only radio. With an oversize full dot matrix LCD display and large Li-Ion battery, this radio has become a favorite for drone pilots. The FTA-450L provides full communications on the Aircraft communications band and receives NOAA weather channels.

Features:
• 5 Watts TX Output Power (Airband: AM 5W P.E.P. type, 1.5W carrier)
• Huge 1.7" x 1.7" Full Dot Matrix display (160 x 160 Dots)
• NOAA Weather Channel receive
• NOAA Weather Alert
• 200 Memory Channels with 15 alphanumeric characters
• Back-lit Keypad and display with dimmer
• Water Protection -IPX5 Rating

3-year warranty.

Includes:

Li-Ion battery (7.4V 1800mAH, 110V and 12VDC charger with cradle, Alkaline battery tray, Antenna, Belt clip, headset adapter, operating manual, and USB cable.

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Great radio, but.........
I just received this radio last week. It has great, sturdy construction, but the assembly and operating instructions are a challenge, to be polite. I opened the box with the expectation of receiving a list of what was included. Nothing. I opened the "instructions" and expected a simple step by step setup. Nothing. Because of the lack of instructions, I had to call tech support at Sportys to even insert the battery pack. Incredibly, the factory, after all of the online comments, still has not figured out a way to securely attach the antenna. Supposedly, you push the antenna down over the two small metal pins and give it a quarter turn. Great, I did that several times but when using, the antenna comes loose and/or falls off. Repeat and it happens again. There is no locking mechanism. I am not a computer engineer, but have a lot of experience writing instruction manuals for hundreds of products. Whoever wrote the instructions for programming the channels simply had no concept of the customers that would be purchasing this radio. The primary reason that I chose this radio was its lithium ion battery. I couldn't see buying a new radio that forces the use of stone age AA batteries that aren't rechargeable and have half the life or less. Would I buy the same radio again, I don't know, I'll duct tape the antenna onto my brand new radio and see what happens.
June 8, 2017
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Hello, does this radio uses a 25kHz spacing or 8.33kHz?
Andreas S on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The spacing is 25kHz.
Is a ham radio license needed to use this radio?
Steve D on Apr 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, a license is not needed.
How long is the battery life on this radio?
A shopper on May 3, 2017
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