Yaesu FTA-550L Pro-X NAV/COM Aviation Radio

Regular Price: $349.95

Special Price $289.95

Regular Price: $349.95

Special Price $289.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 3437A

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:

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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-550L Comes supplied with: Li-Ion battery, 110V and 12VDC charger with cradle, Alkaline battery tray, Antenna, Belt clip, headset adapter, and USB cable.

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Reviews
4.2 / 5.0
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4.5 / 5
Reliability
4.3 / 5
Performance
4.3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.8 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (3)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Yeasu 550L
Its take little effort to program ,once you learn how to use it ,its the best value for you $. I Call sporty's Customer service for a question they were supper nice and helpful.
January 18, 2018
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Only had to use it once but...
Had a radio issue outside Class D airspace. Used this as a back-up. Had no problem with the volume or signal 9 miles out. Highly recommend, seriously.
January 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Still learning some of the features, still learning some uses.
December 30, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Great Radio
I would recommend this as a great backup in the cockpit
June 6, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
As good as expected
This radio appears durable and well built. Operation is easily accomplished with owners manual. This radio is a good value. All accessories included and recently purchased with a $25.00 rebate. The only reason I did not give 5 stars in all categories was due to the short time of ownership.
April 14, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Yaesu 550L
Instructions are straight through, the radio is performing as expected, it is easy to use, and programming it has been a breeze with its simple menu... for every region i fly there is a group of frequencies ready to use in case needed! Totally worth the purchase!
April 7, 2017
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Poor reception
Seams to work if you are within 1-2 NM of any aircraft. Will not be using this for any type of emergency back up for sure
March 30, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Yaesu FTA-550L Pro-X NAV/COM
I use this radio daily and it works as expected. Easy to use and easy to program.
March 20, 2017
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Works well.
Radio works well overall. First one I got the antenna would not stay on. Battery would not connect in radio and operate unless battery was hanging halfway out. I returned the entire unit, having to pay the shipping. Meanwhile, to add insult to injury, I didn't get the rebate because the new unit arrived after the end date. At least the new unit worked correctly. Takes a bit of practice to learn the menus, but once you do, its easy to use. I like the localizer function, but couldn't justify the expense of the ILS/GPS feature. Sound is clear, but I haven't tried it in flight or with my headset, yet. Small enough to keep in my flight bag as a backup, and to get ATIS before engine startup. I also like the fact that it comes with everything...the Sporty's radio requires purchase of accessories. I got a charger, clamshell for AA battieries, headset adapter, and other features, all in one package. If you actually get one that works the first time around, it might actually serve your needs for the price. If not, expect to pay extra on shipping for their faulty equipment!
May 18, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL QUALITY RADIO!
My first Nav/Comm radio for emergency use...Very well built, professional quality radio. Highly recommended. Well worth the $ - comes with all the accessories. It's a bit complicated to program the advanced features, but if you take the time to read the manual and follow the directions, it works great...Great product!
December 21, 2015
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Is this radio legal to have in the US? Would you need a license?
A shopper on May 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is legal. Please see www.fcc.gov for licensing requirements.
What mic would work with this?
A shopper on Mar 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The microphone is an item 7010.
Is it 8.33 compatible?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is 8.33 kHz compatible for receiving and transmitting.
Is a helicopter plug available for this radio?
Robert_O on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Robert,
Yes. Using the headset adapter that comes with the FTA-550L

You need -
Twin GA Plug Headset to Helicopter Adapter Cable
6103A $27.95
From sporty's to make the connection to the helicopter plug in.

John
can I use this radio in Europe? does this product meet european safety regulations? DO I need any special adapter dedicated to european electricity 230V?
Tomasz B on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This radio does not comply with the 8.33 spacing. You would also need and adapter for the 230v.
Can you get radials and distance from VORs to your position?
nathan m on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Radials yes distance no.
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