6W transmitting power
2.4" colour display

Yaesu FTA-850L Airband Radio

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Top Features

  • Powerful 6W AM transmitting power
  • Large 2.4" colour display
  • Ruggedly constructed: MIL-STD-810H + IPX5
  • 8.33 kHz grid
  • Bluetooth built-in
  • ILS (Localizer & Glide Slope)
  • VOR Navigation
  • GPS Receiver 66 ch
  • Free PC Software

Supply Scope

  • FTA-850L
  • SBR-39LI LiIon battery 2200 mAh
  • SAD-25 Power supply/charger
  • SBH-11 Charging cradle
  • SDD-12 Charging cable cigarette lighter
  • SRA-20A Antenna
  • SHB-11 Belt clip
  • SCU-42 Adapter for headset
  • SBT-12 Battery empty case
  • USB cable
  • Printed manual (EN)

Technical description FTA-850L

The technical capabilities of the FTA-850L offers everything a safety-oriented pilot needs on the road, err, on the flight: Communication possibilities with 6W AM in the VHF range, navigation via ILS for the perfect approach, navigation via VOR for wide-area orientation and of course GPS with a 66 channel receiver. All of these features are housed in a rugged polycarbonate case, manufactured and rigorously tested to MIL-STD-810H. The FTA-850L is waterproof to IPX5 standards.

The 2.4" colour display shows all necessary information very clearly and unambiguously. The new "Dual Frequency Display" mode makes it possible to have two COM channels available, which can be switched between quickly. For navigation, a radio channel and the respective NAV screen are shown. The good readability of the display is complemented by the high intelligibility of the audio signal. The amplifier offers 800mW output power - enough to understand radio traffic well even in noisy environments. A new feature of the FTA-850L is Bluetooth, which allows comfortable operation with a wireless headset, for example the optional SSM-BT10 from Yaesu.

The channel spacing of course supports operation with 8.33 kHz steps. For perfect organisation, up to 400 memory channels can be assigned and labelled with alpha-numeric names. The 66-channel GPS receiver uses the Wide Area Augementation System (WAAS) and thus offers very high accuracy. Of course, the GPS signal can also be recorded (position logger). The extensive accessories offer security in all situations - both in terms of power supply and the connection options to a wired avionics headset.

Application description FTA-850L

Good equipment supports the pilot unobtrusively without burdening him - this is exactly the approach Yaesu takes with the new FTA-850L aircraft radio. The FTA-850L is equipped with everything you need for the road, whether it's communication or navigation. The FTA-850L is an AM radio with 6 W transmit power for the VHF aviation radio range. It also features NAV functions for ILS localizer and glide slope; VOR navigation is supported and of course GPS orientation (incl. WAAS).

The colour display is tidy and provides a quick overview of all functions. A new feature is the "Dual Frequency Display" mode, which provides two COM channels for quick switching. Otherwise, COM and NAV functions share the large (2.4") colour screen. All settings are made via an easy-to-follow menu system. The powerful loudspeaker (800 mW) ensures good intelligibility, and if an avionics headset is to be used, the necessary adapter is included in the scope of delivery. Wireless is also possible, as the FTA-850L is equipped with Bluetooth! This means that many BT headsets can be connected, such as the SSM-BT10 from Yaesu.

The large LiIon battery with 2200 mAh capacity can also be charged in many ways. Either on the road in the car with the included adapter cable to the cigarette lighter, or in the hotel with the included charger. Of course, a charging cradle is also included so that the FTA-850L always finds its permanent place in the office and remains in readiness. And just in case, there is an empty battery case in which six AA batteries can be inserted. So you always have enough energy with you, no matter where your journey takes you.

Approval for aeronautical radios since Sept. 6, 2017.

09/06/2017: FTA-250L / FTA-450L / FTA-550L / FTA-750L / FTA-850L now approved for non-air traffic control services!

The BNetzA (Federal Network Agency = German federal authority) now grants frequency allocations for FTA-250L/FTA-450/FTA-550/FTA-750, for ground radio stations and for radio equipment in aircraft!


  • the equipment is not used to provide air traffic control services (TURM/TOWER)
  • the frequency assignment must be associated with a D-xxxx callsign
  • the equipment must comply with the aviation standard ETSI EN 300676 (this is the case for FTA-250L/FTA-450L/FTA-550L/FTA-750L/FTA-850L)

Further restrictions may exist in individual cases, for example handheld radios in the aircraft do not replace the possibly required fixed mandatory equipment.

Further information can be obtained from the following associations:, or from the Federal Network Agency.

Independently, of course, the following still applies, even if no frequency allocation is applied for:

Yaesu FTA-250L, FTA-450L, FTA-550L, FTA-750L and FTA-850L aircraft radios are CE certified, have a declaration of conformity and are notified to the Federal Network Agency. Trade, storage and purchase are therefore unproblematic.

The devices may not be operated in Germany without frequency assignment. According to the German Federal Aviation Authority, there is no objection to carrying devices without frequency assignment in a switched-off state in order to have a replacement device available in the event of a radio failure. Even operation in such a case will remain unsanctioned, since in an emergency the pilot must take all available measures to avert danger to himself and others.

As far as we know, in some other countries of the EU the operation of the equipment is allowed even without frequency assignment. 

(in UK: CAA Equipment Approval LA301075 for handheld 8.33 kHz channel spaced VHF radios, not valid for airspace A, B and C).

Technical Data
Product Name FTA-850L
TX Power [W] 6 W
Supported Bands 118 - 137 MHz (COM), 108 - 117.975 (NAV)
Number of Memories 400
Brand Yaesu
Weight 395 g
Antenna Connector BNC socket
Bluetooth Interface Yes
Connector BNC jack
Yaesu FTA-850L Airband Radio
Yaesu FTA-850L Airband Radio

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