FTA-550 Series Handheld VHF

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Manufacturer: YAESU

Yaesu FTA 550 Handheld Transceiver

The FTA-550 is a 760-channel handheld transceiver that also features a VOR receiver, and will even receive and display a localizer! FTA-550 also features a large fully backlit and dimmable dot matrix LCD display with the resolution to easily see all of the great features the radio has to offer. It can store 200 channels in memory and uses up to 15 alphanumeric characters to easily identify those channels. When a VOR or Localizer frequency is selected, the NAV display shows a CDI for easy navigation, and the radio comes configured with an easy-to-use icon-driven menu system where display and menu settings are logically configured for an intuitive user interface.

 

The FTA-550 is available in two package choices:

  • FTA-550L Comes supplied with Li-Ion battery, 110V and 12VDC charger with cradle, Alkaline battery tray, Antenna, Belt clip, headset adapter, and 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/LOC 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)


 
Now Meets MIL-STD-810F
The FTA-550 has now been tested and complies with the Military Standard MIL-STD-810F. Similar to commercial Land Mobile radios, all current Yaesu Airband Transceivers have been tested for durability against Low temperatures, High temperatures, Shock, Vibration, Dust and Rain, ensuring many years of rugged use.
Easy to Operate Menu system
The FTA-550 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-550 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 Display
When the FTA-550 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 characters
The FTA-550 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-550 allows for a better channel description.

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