3.9 / 5.035 ReviewsDurability3.1 / 5Reliability3.6 / 5Performance4.1 / 5Ease Of Use4.3 / 5Value3.4 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (16)No (3)May 30, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability1 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesstill has a flimsy connectorI recommend this only because it is the only way to replace a broken battery pack.
I like the SP-400 radio and I have used it a couple of times as an emergency transmitter as well as for listening to ATIS before running the engine. My major complaint is with the battery pack. the latch that holds the pack to the SP-400 is WAY to flimsy. it breaks off if you just look at it funny. I have had to replace mine at least twice.May 21, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThis is a replacement for the original battery pack. It works just like the original.May 19, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesgood need a backup when flyingflying in my c180 in ifr need a backup andflying my j3 cub i use it as my only radio!!!!!December 14, 2019Purchased
7 months agoDurability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAlways have a spareItem will allow me to have a spare battery pack for my SP-400. It doesn't use a lot of battery power, but batteries die at the most in-opportune moment.. 8 batteries per pack so buy in bulkOctober 13, 2019Purchased
9 months agoDurability2 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?Nocheaply madeI bought this due to the other one breaking. Since it is made out of plastic, the clip at the top broke at where it meets the case. I like the radio and do not like the alkaline battery case. I was thinking of getting the rechargeable battery pack but for 100.00 just to have that little clip on top break, no way. This is not a spare it is a replacement.September 26, 2019Purchased
10 months agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoVery Poor Quality ProductThis has to be the only modern product that becomes unserviceable as a result of contacts failing due to battery corrosion, and it happens in less than 6 months. This used to be a common problem 50+ years ago, but the industry has since fixed that.
As I used my SP-400 as an emergency radio only, it means that I have to keep the batteries in a separate container and I would have to put them in the case when needed. Not quite practical.December 24, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoCheaply madeNot a question of if, but when it will break. They should just ship the radio new with 3-4 cases and it might last through the 5 year warranty. Keep some electrical your flight bag and just tape it to the radio. Otherwise, you will pull the radio out, when you really need it and it will fall to the floor of the cockpit. I am very careful with my gear, and mine has broken multiple times. Was resigned to using tape to secure the case, until the screen died on the radio and they replaced the case at the same time. Now the whole bottom of the case fell out (pretty sure just fatigue from the pressure of the batteries) and it is no longer under warranty. Good thing it has a 5 year warranty, because you will need it. Heavily taped once again and waiting for a new piece of cheap plastic ($30.00) to hold the batteries. When this one fails, I will purchase a better radio, and not from Sporrty’s. They should give rebates for a better radio to anyone who owns the SP-400.November 17, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJuly 31, 2018Purchased
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