4.4 / 5.0103 ReviewsDurability4.6 / 5Reliability4.5 / 5Performance4.5 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (85)No (7)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSimple does it's job.Works right out of the box. Nice clear reception and able to use headset is a major plus. Nice simple design don't need to consult the manual if I don't use it for 6 months.July 13, 2020Purchased
2 weeks agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood basic handheldBought it to use in my open cockpit acrosport 2. Paired with a lightspeed zulu 2 headset And a external antennae it seems to work excellent. Have not had a chance to check maximum range but around the traffic pattern it works fine.
Previous problems with battery box seems to have been worked out. Have not had any issues. Also like that it switches from aircraft power to battery power automatically. When master is turned on, the battery indicator disappears. Includes usb-c cable.July 11, 2020Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesReview - PJ2 Handheld COM RadioA great piece of equipment - fits my hand nicely, and is easy to use. Exactly what I need.July 9, 2020Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPJ2After just a few day of usage this so far has been a great product for the costJuly 8, 2020Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPJ2Excellent go-to back up. Solid piece of equipment. Dropped on garage floor by accident. No problem. Great value.July 7, 2020Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat radio. Easy to run and head phones work great. ??July 6, 2020Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesReceiver has good sensitivityI have a scanner which I used to monitor the local tower frequency in the past. This PJ2 receiver seems more sensitive and seems to provide better reception in weak signal conditions.
Phil, Lancaster Co. PAJuly 4, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest money investment.Very versatile product (aviation mic and phone jack, BNC antenna connector and usb aux. power.July 1, 2020Purchased
4 weeks agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value3 / 5Traffic monitoringI live on an airport and use the PJ2 as a traffic monitoring radio. The sound is scatchier than the Sony AirBand I was using previously. Perhaps the PJ2 is picking up traffic from a longer distance. Do I need an antenna for this radio? Actually I am disappointed in the reception. My wife wants the old Sony back.June 27, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWorks great!Just tested it today in the 152 with a pal as PIC. Reception was great, at 2500 ft I was still talking with MLI approach from 15 miles. From home I can hear DVN AWOS (five miles away) and even MLI ATIS (ten miles away).
Instruction manual is easy to use; I programmed in my local frequencies and if I can do it anyone can!
It'll now go into the gear bag with Energizer ultimate lithium batteries, I'll take it out maybe every six months to confirm it still works.June 23, 2020
- Question and Answer
Browse 98 questions Browse 98 questions and 111 answersWill a standard external PTT switch work with a headset plugged in?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will.Does it come with 8,33kHz spacing for operation in Europe?BEST ANSWER: It does not have 8.33 spacing.how about 8.33?BEST ANSWER: It is not 8.33 capable. I will pass that along to our catalog manager.Is this made in China?BEST ANSWER: It is not made in China.I understand what you're trying to accomplish with the alkalines, but will there be a rechargeable battery pack option in the future? Prefer lithium ion. Thanks - good product!BEST ANSWER: Currently, there will not be a rechargeable option. I will let our catalog manager know your request.Can it also be used without a headset?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be used without the headset.Will Energizer Lithium batteries damage the headset?BEST ANSWER: I think the question is if lithium AA primary cells will work. The answer is YES. These are not rechargable, last longer, and will not leak like alkaline cells.Can you hear yourself in the headset (sidetone) when you are talking through the mike?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can hear the side tone.Any plans to make a helicopter version with a single U plug?BEST ANSWER: Not currently, I will send this up to our catalog manager.Does it scan selected memory channels?BEST ANSWER: It does scan memory channels. It will scan the complete frequency range or the stored channels.Is there a dust cover for the PJ jacks?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has a dust cover for the PJ jacks.Is there any plan to have 8.33 spacing built in anytime soon?BEST ANSWER: We do not plan on making 8.33 spacing available.Who is the manufacturer?
What are warranty terms?BEST ANSWER: Manufacturer for Sportys - Twain
It has a one year warranty.If using a headset, and no external PTT, when the transmit button is pressed which mic is active? The one in the radio or the one in the headset?BEST ANSWER: You can use the mic on the headset.Can you hook this to a com system?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would be possible to connect this to your comm system.Is there any PJ2 handheld with 8,33 khz spacing?BEST ANSWER: No. It does not have 8.33 spacing.is a custom case available for PJ2? Can I purchase an additional AA battery pack?BEST ANSWER: There is not case available but you can purchase an additional battery pack.What is the Power Output?BEST ANSWER: 5 Watts.Can it tune 0.833 mHz bands?BEST ANSWER: No, it does not have 8.33 spacing.Is there a 8.33 version available for europe?BEST ANSWER: No, it does not have 8.33 spacing for use in Europe.If we want to use rechargeable cells, is there an internal recharging circuit from the USB C DC input? Or do we have to remove the batteries and use an external recharger? I’m not complaining about your decision to use non-rechargeables, just wondering about options. Overall looks like a nice redesign of a n excellent portable radio.BEST ANSWER: You would need to remove the rechargeable batteries. We do not recommend using rechargeable batteries. The radio has a power source via a USB connection as well.Having an issue with the squelch. Turn the squelch and set it. Sporadically it will cut in with static while receiving no signal. You can turn the squelch all the way up and can not get it to quit. It will stay that way without cutting back until the radio is turned off and on and the squelch turned up and down several times over and over until it finally resorts to normal until it does it all over again?BEST ANSWER: Take the radio outdoors and away from any LED or fluorescent lighting. Inside the house, there are typically many devices that generate a lot of electrical noise. I have the SP400 radio and the background noise in my home will open the squelch even with it turned up all the way. Outdoors (and in the airplane) that doesn't happen. Sometimes you can turn off lights in that part of your home and make the noise less of a problemThe squelch is causing me a problem. I set it but then it trips and I hear constant static but no incoming signal. Turning the squelch all the way up will not it it to quit. Static noise stays continuous. Turning the radio off and on and the squelch up and down and finally works normal for a few minutes then does it again. Happens in the house and in the plane. Really annoying?BEST ANSWER: Went to take the antenna off to send it back and discovered the connector that threads to the end of the antenna was almost apart. I threaded it back on and put the antenna back on and so far it has not done it again. Will try it for awhile but it looks like the connector is not assembled very good.When will stock be available?BEST ANSWER: We expect a shipment today 12.20.19.I notice a bias in the answers and the function. . . for some of us this radio will be the primary radio for our flight. If we are flying a non-electrical airplane, the storage issues aren't what we are worried about. It's more of the issue of weekly use rather than long term storage. This is what is driving the questions about recharagable batteries, voltages ( and I see that a 3 amp 5 VDC power bank is what Sporty's is selling to use with the radio. . does 3 amp over power the circuits and void the warranty? ).BEST ANSWER: The radio has internal circuitry that will keep the voltage at the proper level if use with either a back up battery or a USB Port.Is it made in Taiwan?BEST ANSWER: It is made in Taiwan.Is credit card charged when ordered or when shipped?BEST ANSWER: We charge when the item is shipped.Does it have Bluetooth?BEST ANSWER: This radio does not have Bluetooth.What is the range of the PJ2 ?BEST ANSWER: 10-15 nm at 5000 feet.How about using NiCad batteries with it?BEST ANSWER: You can use a backup battery to power the radio. We wanted to keep the design simple.
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