The Yaesu FTA-550 is an Aviation Transceiver with 8.33 Khz spacing and ILS (Localiser) and VOR Navigation only.The The main different between the 550L and the 550AA is that the FTA-550L comes with a Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery and an Alkaline Battery Tray, whereas The FTA-550 AA comes with an Alkaline Battery Tray (it does not include a Rechargeable Battery although you can buy one later if you like.
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. The brand new easy to operate menu system is icon driven making it simple to navigate through all of the powerful features this transceiver has to offer. Additionally the FTA-550AA can easily be reprogrammed in minutes using the optional PC Programming software and the supplied USB programming cable.
FTA-550 AA Comes supplied with:Alkaline battery tray, 12VDC Power cable, Antenna, Belt clip, headset adapter, and USB programming cable.
- 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)
- 8.33 Khz Spacing Comm Band
- CE marked (800 mW)
Easy to Operate Menu system
The FTA-550AA comes configured with an easy to operate icon driven menu system. The displays and menu settings are logically configured for a more intuitive user interface.
Huge Dot Matrix Display (160 x 160 dots)
The FTA-550AA features a huge 1.7" x 1.7" full dot matrix LCD display with full backlight and dimmer. The high resolution display makes it easier to view all the great features the FTA-550 has to offer.
VOR Navigation DisplayWhen the FTA-550AA receives a VOR signal, the display will automatically switch to the NAV band screen which shows a CDI based on the received signal.
200 Memory channels with up to 15 Alphanumeric charactersThe FTA-550AA can store up to 200 Memory channels for quick and easy retrieval. With the capability of using up to 15 Alphanumeric characters per name the FTA-550AA allows for a better channel.
The FTA-750L can store up to 200 Memory channels for quick and easy retrieval. With the capability of using up to 15 Alphanumeric characters per name the FTA-750 allows for a better channel description.