Yaesu FTA-550AA NAV/COM Aviation Radio

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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 feature...Read more

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Promotion valid June 20 - July 31, 2017


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
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Fantastic
This is a great little radio, it fits easily into my flight bag. The instructions are very easy to understand and the radio is easy to use. I am really happy with my purchase
September 14, 2016
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great value!
This is my first handheld radio. I found myself with both my #1 and #2 radios inoperative recently and decided to purchase a handheld for backup. This radios contains all the functionality I need and is very easy to operate. Being a technical geek and working in IT, I love technology... this is almost too easy to use as I started out overthinking its use. Excellent value.
February 9, 2017
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Pros: Very solid well made radio. Packed with features. Cons: Takes a lot of key strokes and practice to work through memory and scanning features. Love this radio! Compared to similar radios it's a great bargain. It performs exactly as advertised. A perfect radio for monitoring local frequencies and as a back up.
November 25, 2014
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Not sure of realiability or durability, just purchased it.
January 6, 2015
Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Great Radio
This is a great radio that is reliable and easy to use. It doesn't take long to figure out and is easy to navigate through the features. I use it for flight instructing and plane spotting. Definitely recommend!!!
December 28, 2016
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Good quality
This thing works as advertised. Seems to be well made, durable and it works great.
January 9, 2016
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Great display, intuitive and easy to use Cons: Can't think of any Great great product for the money. Nav and com in a single very affordable unit and very easy to use!
June 14, 2014
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5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Pros: Does everything I need Cons: None
October 13, 2014
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great Radio for price
Radio works great.
November 24, 2015
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Very satisfied
Good product that is well worth its cost.
June 12, 2016
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Can the AA rechargeble batteries be used in this Radio?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. The radio does com with an SBT-12 battery tray that will hold 6 'AA" alkaline batteries that can be substituted for the Lithium Ion rechargeable pack but the manual, page 12,specifically states that rechargeable batteries must not be used because the SBT-12 does not contain the required thermal and over-current protection circuits for Ni-CD and Ni-MH cells.
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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