Sporty’s award-winning portable radio optimized for cockpit use
Sporty’s popular SP-400 Hand-held NAV/COM has been upgraded so it’s even more reliable for pilots in the cockpit. A new screen features a brighter display and a glare-reducing face, making it easier to read in direct sunlight. Plus, improved contrast allows for a larger viewing angle, making it ideal for mounting on a suction cup or a kneeboard. The retail price has also been reduced to $369.
“At Sporty’s we’ve been designing aviation radios literally since day one, so we know what pilots expect,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “Our focus has always been on making the easiest-to-use and most reliable radios, and we’ve think we’ve raised the bar with the upgraded SP-400–even while reducing the cost.”
Pilots also have more options now for customizing the SP-400’s display. The level of contrast is adjustable, allowing the screen to be tailored for each airplane. In addition, pilots can adjust the high and low backlight settings for changing light conditions. There’s even a new “night mode” that reverses the colors on the screen.
“These latest enhancements to the SP-400, based on feedback from the thousands of pilots who are flying with them already, make a great radio even better,” says Zimmerman. “We were honored to win Aviation Consumer’s top pick for portable radios and the SP-400 still features flip-flop communications, NOAA weather radio, VOR navigation and a full ILS display.”