Yaesu FTA-550AA NAV/COM Aviation Radio

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Regular Price: $229.95

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Product ID: 9269A

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The YAESU FTA-550 is packed with features, yet very affordable. With an oversize full dot matrix LCD display, the FTA-550 Airband Transceiver provides full communication on the Aircraft communications Band and additionally provides VOR and localizer navigation features on the "NAV" band. The FTA-550 includes NOAA weather band monitoring and the cap...Read more
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The YAESU FTA-550 is packed with features, yet very affordable. With an oversize full dot matrix LCD display, the FTA-550 Airband Transceiver provides full communication on the Aircraft communications Band and additionally provides VOR and localizer navigation features on the "NAV" band. The FTA-550 includes NOAA weather band monitoring and the capability of programming up to 200 memory channels with a quick and easy channel recall feature.

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)
• VOR Navigation Display
• 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
• Loud Audio (800 mW)

FTA-550 AA Comes supplied with: Alkaline battery tray, 12VDC Power cable, Antenna, Belt clip, headset adapter, and USB cable.

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4.4 / 5.0
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4.5 / 5
Reliability
4.4 / 5
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4.4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.2 / 5
Value
4.4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (7)
No (1)
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Using mine for a year now in Europe and i‘m super happy with it, bought this one for friends. Icom was simply too late with the 8,33 version. Love the big display and the easy to operate menu
July 7, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very nice product
May 27, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great!!
It’s a great VHF and all the ILS and VOR component is really nice to have to fly over Africa.Great service from the order to the delivery.Would recommend your store to anyone who needs to buy aviation related equipments.
May 26, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great radio. Literally two days after receiving had a total loss of radios both number 1 and 2. Worked great and got me home but would suggest putting in the adapter for your headset before putting in your flight bag. Hard to do in the airplane while managing everything else.
May 3, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Batteries
Even with rechargeable batteries the unit drains them down quickly. In addition, when plugged into the 12V adapter, it does not charge the batteries, it only powers the unit.
March 31, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good radio and price
I have only had it a week and so far its good. Ive had Yaseau ham radios for years so that made my decision easy on brand.
So far so good.
January 22, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I had to replace the antenna...was loose from day 1, otherwise very good.
January 3, 2018
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It should be a standard to put in your bag. remember it needs alkaline batteries.
September 29, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
3 / 5
OK Handheld I guess...
As a transceiver and backup radio - its a good radio, but the operationally, its not that intuitive The default frequency list that gets created is separate from the memory scan list, I have not been able to figure out how to erase and start over on the primary frequency list the 'memory book' list can be programed with a free program - this is a nice feature - you can supposedly scan the memory program but not the page list (at least I cannot figure out how). There needs to be a tutorial video or better instructions for this radio. I'll make it work, but wish I was able to try before I purchased it. Basically, if you set it up on one frequency and use it that way, its a great transceiver, but to use it for cross country and such can be an added distraction. One additional note - the pigtail adapter for the headsets requires a screwdriver to install and and remove, so if you carry it around to listen to traffic, this pigtail needs to be removed, but if you want to actually use your headsets when your flying, you need to physically install the adapter - this is NOT plug and play - another disappointment.
June 5, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
For the safe pilot
I bought this shortly after getting my private license. I wish I got this sooner to listen to the local class C airspace as a student. Regardless, this purchase was driven by my peace of mind and I love playing with it at home or listening in during house chores. This radio feels good in your hand and has programming features to prepare for a cross country emergency. My first Yaesu purchase and I'll look for their products again.
February 20, 2017
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Can the AA rechargeble batteries be used in this Radio?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes AA rechargeble batteries can be used, but the batteries have to be removed to charge them.
I only need to listen to ATIS or AWOS, not transmit. Does this have a 3.5MM port that i can plug into my headset to listen only?
Brian B on Jan 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I responded to this email a couple of hours ago, but on further reflection the answer may be as simple as using the SCU-15 headset adapter cable supplied with the FTA-550 AA radio, and plugging the headset .25" plug into the headset jack of the SCU-15 adapter cable and leave the microphone jack on the SCU-15 adapter cable disconnected. If Brian B. wants to use a headset with a 3.5mm plug, he can purchase a 3.5mm jack to .25" plug adapter. His headset or earphones should have an 8 ohm impedance
Is there a ptt switch available for this radio?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, The PTT Switch is item 7818A. List for 24.95.
Does this have glide slope?
William W on Jan 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it is a localizer.
Is it working with 8.33kHz section ?
Guy G on Nov 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The radio will receive with the 8.33 kHz but will not transmit with 8.33 kHz.
is there a factory rebate at the present , or one coming up in the near future ?
Jimmy E on Oct 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is currently no rebate on this radio. I do not know if one is coming in the future.
Is this compatible with the Zulu lightspeed headset?
Leslie R on Jul 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should provided it's not the wireless ones. The radio has an attachment to plug in any dual plug set.
Do you have lithium ion battery for this radio?
Claude H on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Here's the lithium ion version of the radio: http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/yaesu-fta-550l-pro-x-airband-transceiver.html
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