Portable Aviation Transceiver Comparison

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  Icom IC-A16 Icom IC-A16B with Bluetooth Icom IC-A25C Icom IC-A25N Yaesu FTA-250 Yaesu FTA-450L Yaesu FTA-550L Yaesu FTA-750L
 
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Price $254.95 $299.95 $409.95 $449.00 $209.95 $249.00 $285.00 $369.00
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  PHYSICAL FEATURES
Unit Size (inches) 2.1" x 4.4" x 1.3" 2.1" x 4.4" x 1.3" 2.3" x 5.8" x 1.3" 2.3" x 5.8" x 1.3" 2.1" x 4.1" x 1.2" 2.4" x 5.2" x 1.3" 2.4" x 5.2" x 1.3" 2.4" x 5.2" x 1.3"
Weight (ounces) 9.1 9.1 13.6 13.6 10.6 14.5 14.5 14.5
Battery Type 2400mAh
Lithium-Ion
2400mAh
Lithium-Ion
2350mAh
Lithium-Ion
2350mAh
Lithium-Ion
1950mAh
Lithium-Ion
1800mAh
Lithium-Ion
1800mAh
Lithium-Ion
1800mAh
Lithium-Ion
Charger Base Base Cradle Cradle Cradle Cradle Cradle Cradle
Water Resistant Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Submersible IP67 Waterproof IP67 Waterproof 3 ft. up to 30 min. 3 ft. up to 30 min. IPX5 Water Spray IPX5 Water Spray IPX5 Water Spray IPX5 Water Spray
TX Output 6 watt 6 watt 6 watt 6 watt 5 watt 5 watt 5 watt 5 watt
Output Power (carrier) 1.8W 1.8W 1.8W 1.8W 1.5W 1.5W 1.5W 1.5W
MIL-STD 810 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Antenna Connector BNC BNC BNC BNC BNC BNC BNC BNC
                 
  DISPLAY
Display Type LCD LCD LCD LCD LCD Dot Matrix Dot Matrix Dot Matrix
Display Size .375" x 1.125" .375" x 1.125" 1.5" x 2.0" 1.5" x 2.0" .5" x 1.38" 1.7" x 1.7" 1.7" x 1.7" 1.7" x 1.7"
Backlighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Low Battery Indicator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                 
  DISPLAY
Navigation (VOR) No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
GPS No No No Yes No No No Yes
ILS Navigation (Localizer) No No No No No No Yes Yes
ILS Navigation (Glidescope) No No No No No No No Yes
Bluetooth No Yes No Yes No No No No
Flight Planning Apps No No No Yes No No No No
Weather Channels Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic WX No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Direct Enter Keypad Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Memory Channels 200 200 300 300 250 200 200 200
Internal Sidetone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Noise Limiter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Direct 121.5 Mhz Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Channel Spacing 25kHz/8.33kHz 25kHz/8.33kHz 25kHz/8.33kHz 25kHz/8.33kHz 25kHz/8.33kHz 25kHz/8.33kHz 25kHz/8.33kHz 25kHz/8.33kHz
Warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years
                 
  ACCESSORIES
Rechargeable Battery Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
Battery Charger Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
Headset Adapter Optional Optional Included Included Included Included Included Included
Alkaline Battery Case No No Optional Optional No Included Included Included
Cigarette Lighter Adapter Optional Optional Optional Optional Included Included Included Included
Belt Clip Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
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