Replaces model FTA-310
Yes sir, Yaesu sure knows how to make excellent transceivers. Their FTA-550 Handheld VHF Transceiver is simply a continuation of their commitment to excellence.
We always wondered what FTA stands for; we were thinking “Fantastic Transceivers Association," but we are unsure. We might have to call someone to get an answer. To get a clear answer we could use the FTA-550 itself.
Of course, we have the features listed below that make the FTA-550 special:
EVEN MORE FEATURES
- The menu is easy to operate. Configure with the help of an icon driven system. Enjoy an intuitive and thus more user-friendly interface.
- Monitor those icons and your input thanks to a sizeable 1.7" x 1.7" full dot matrix LCD display with full backlight and dimmer
- Receiving a VOR signal, the FTA-550's display will automatically switch to the NAV band screen which shows a CDI (Course Deviation Indicator) based on the received signal.
- This transceiver can store up to 200 memory channels. Name them using up to 15 alphanumeric characters per name for quicker retrieval.
Five(5 )watts TX output power (Airband: AM 5W P.E.P. type, 1.5W carrier)
Full-dot matrix display: 1.7" x 1.7" (160 x 160 dots)
ILS navigation display
Receives NOAA weather channel*
NOAA weather alerts*
Back-lit keypad and display with dimmer
Water protection -IPX5 Rating
Loud audio (800 mW)