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.



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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
4.3 / 5.0
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4.6 / 5
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4.4 / 5
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Ease Of Use
3.8 / 5
Value
4.3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (5)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
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4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Excellent backup radio
Overall, a very good backup radio. The option to have both a LiIon battery and AA battery tray is handy, as is the ease with which the headset adapter works. My only complaint is that the antenna doesn't seat very firmly and pulls off too easily.
January 6, 2019
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Sports pilot shop rocks!
Great little hand held, and great bundle of value!
January 2, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Portable and suits my needs while flying.
Easy to use and the range is exceptionally good. I use this radio to listen to radio traffic for training and it will also be my backup in the event I lose onboard radio systems while flying.
December 8, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
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
over 2 years 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
1 year 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
Question and Answer
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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.
what is different about the pro x over the regular 550L?
Alan G on Dec 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is no difference. The Pro-x is the manufacturers' name for the radio. Both are the same radio.
What is the battery life comparison between the Li-Ion and AA versions? About how many hours do each last with constant monitoring and occasional transmissions?
Mark R on Aug 12, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: The Li-Ion will provide approximately 16 - 20 hours. The AA will proved between 10-14 hours.
Looking at the q&a, it says the 550 radio is compatible for 8.33 Khz spacing, and then 2 questions down it says it is not usable in Europe because it doesn’t have 8.33 Khz spacing. So which one is correct ? And what about the 750 ?
Tony B on Jul 1, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: The radio is able to receive on 8.33 spacing but is not capable of transmitting on 8.33 spacing.
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 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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