Yaesu FTA-550AA Battery Version Airband Transceiver


The Yaesu FTA-550AA is packed with features, yet very affordable. Boasting an oversize full dot matrix LCD display, the FTA-550AA Airband Transceiver provides full communication on the Aircraft communications Band and additionally provides VOR and ILS 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. 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-550 can easily be reprogrammed in minutes using the optional PC Programming software and the supplied USB programming cable. FTA-550AA Comes supplied with an alkaline battery tray, 12VDC power cable, antenna, belt clip, headset adapter, and USB programming cable.



  • NOAA Weather Alert
  • Loud Audio (800 mW)
  • VOR Navigation Display
  • Water Protection -IPX5 Rating
  • Easy to Operate Menu system
  • NOAA Weather Channel receive
  • Back-lit Keypad and display with dimmer
  • Huge Dot Matrix Display (160 x 160 dots)
  • Huge 1.7″ x 1.7″ Full Dot Matrix display (160 x 160 Dots)
  • 200 Memory Channels with 15 alphanumeric characters
  • 200 Memory channels with up to 15 Alphanumeric characters
  • 5 Watts TX Output Power (Airband: AM 5W P.E.P. type, 1.5W carrier)


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.

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.

The FTA-550 features a huge 1.7″ x 1.7″ full dot matrix LCD display with a full backlight and dimmer. The high-resolution display makes it easier to view all the great features the FTA-550 has to offer.

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.



Additional information

Weight0.5 kg