February 2018 Issue

Sporty’s Air Scan Radio: Bluetooth, Fair Price

The latest desktop aviation radio from Sporty’s has a generous feature set, including Bluetooth for playing tunes from a smartphone. Receiver performance is mediocre.

There are lots of reasons for investing in an aviation-band desktop radio. Maybe you want to monitor local traffic communications while working in the hangar, listen to the local airport weather broadcasts over your morning coffee or listen to real-time PIREPs before launching. Plus, an aviation scanner can be a good learning tool for students.

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