Hand-held Transceivers

Hi, Bob, I'm recently had a radio failure. My 337 Cessna. I realized I need a backup. I would like to purchase a hand-held transceiver and would like your recommendation as to which one has the most range and best reliability. I am not too worried about the cost. Howard Payne #88040300012


  • Scott ShererScott Sherer COO Forum Moderator

    Hi and thanks for writing. Yaesu, Icom and Sporty's all have good radios. I got the Sporty's 2 years ago and I love it. Why? It's big, with a big screen and big buttons. When your plane is bouncing around it's easy to use. And it has VHF nav and glideslope, too. And it has good accessories. I'm sold on it. (not that the other ones are bad, it's just that I'm pleased with my Sporty's.)

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Cessna Owners Organization Forum Moderator and Cessna Owners Author.

    Need help? Let me know!

  • JgoaviationJgoaviation Flight Captain

    I too have a Sporty's SP-400. I always carry it as a back up for the peace of mind. It seems like a nice handheld. Our aircraft also has an external antenna hook up that is dedicated to the handheld if I ever need it.

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