3.0 / 5.017 ReviewsDurability3.6 / 5Reliability3.4 / 5Performance2.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.1 / 5Value3.3 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (9)No (7)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFun to listen to in our hangerWe really have not used it that much but when we are in our hanger we turn it on and listen to all the other planes coming and going, Real Nice!!1January 13, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability4 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoPoor Reception, Even AM-FM! No VHFMy $8 Amazon portable transistor radio performs better than this unit. I was really excited about receiving it and can't receive anything. Even powerful local FM stations are full of static. I think some immediate action is required of Sporty's to either provide a better matched BNC cable/antenna system or recall the product. I've been a loyal customer for 40 years and this is disapointing!January 3, 2018Would You Recommend?YesThe Aviation Radio/Scanner has great speakers making the audio very clear. I highly recommend it.January 2, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoAviation Scanner - Low Sensitivity & DistortionI am a private pilot. I have used scanner radios 30+ years and have many models. I live near a busy class D airport. The Sporty's radio missed 90% of the aviation transmissions picked up by my simultaneously used 20 year old Radio Shack hand held Pro-60. Multiple locations within home tested. Antenna swap tested. Nothing improved sensitivity. When rarely received, audio was scratchy and/or garbled by over modulation. I returned the radio to Sporty's. I believe they owe me for shipping both directions because this radio does not come any way near living up to the advertising and promotion. We'll see what happens. I do not recommend this receiver to anyone for any purpose. If you do not know better, you will not know what you are missing in aviation radio traffic.December 31, 2017Durability3 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNo Range!!!I got this for Christmas, I live maybe 5 miles from the airport (major airport), I can't pick up anything, tower, ground, atis, nothing. This is a pointless device due to range issues. Sporty's should have thought of this before creating this product, extremely disappointing.
I'd give this 0 stars if I could. STAY AWAY, unless you live on the airport.December 27, 2017Durability3 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAntenna could be more refined.I like the thought that has gone into the features in the scanner and the audio control (speaker jack, blue tooth & interrupt) flexibility. The antenna I would say is a weakness, my handheld get much better reception located in the same spot. Tried many locations in the house to no avail. I live 1/2 mike from KFNT. I bought a 19 inch vhf antenna (. Nagoya UT-72 Super Loading Coil) and a supporting BNC adapter and find the scanner now works as expected. I think the squelch circuit could be improved it teeters between to much and too little with the slightest touch of the squelch knob, Not as god as my handheld radio squelch authority. All in All not a bad unit I would rate it at 3.5 stars.BNC adapter to VHF antennaDecember 23, 2017Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery easy to program frequencies. Had no problems with any aspects of the receiver. Excellent product at a good price.Hi all. I really like the radio that I purchased from you. Although I don’t fly anymore I still enjoy listening to what’s going on out there.December 23, 2017Purchased
1 month agoPerformance1 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Noweak receptionVery disappointed with reception.Live between two tower controlled airports that I used to get better reception on hand-held.December 22, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNo RangeExtremely short range
You have to so close to the stations to get any communications
And you have to connect it to the main power supply of.
No batteries.December 22, 2017Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesWorks as advertisedI'm not sure what the actual range is, but I pick up very little aviation band transmission. I'm about 7 miles from KARR and pick up most of what I hear from there, although I usually only hear the aircraft talking to KARR tower and not the tower transmissions. Depending on the current approach in use I can occasionally pick up some approach chatter for ORD. But what I do pick up is clear. Easy to use.December 10, 2017Purchased
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