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Yaesu FTA-250L VHF Handheld Radio

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Part# 11-15413
MFR Model# FTA-250L


The Yaesu FTA-250L is an affordable, compact (COMM ONLY) Airband transceiver. Featuring an extremely rugged Polycarbonate housing with an IPX5 Waterproof rating for use in harsh environments with rain, splash and spray. Loud 700mW audio output guarantees that radio calls will not be missed even in noisy environments. 8.33kHz Narrow Band capable, with a huge programmable 250 channel capacity memory bank.

The FTA-250L comes programmed with Yaesu's exclusive E2O Easy to Operate menu system making the radio a pleasure to operate without the use of a manual. The intuitive operating system is further complimented by the high resolution Dot Matrix display and the bright, fully Lit, sunlight viewable backlight. Value packaged with a High Capacity (1950mAh) Li-ion battery, Headset adapter, belt clip, 100-240VAC charger, 12VDC charger / power cable, with drop in charging cradle. The Yaesu FTA-250L is backed by a industry leading 3 year waterproof warranty.


  • Now Meets MIL-STD-810F: The FTA-750L has now been tested and complies with the Military Standard MIL-STD-810F. Similar to commercial Land Mobile radios, all current Yaesu Airband Transceivers have been tested for durability against Low temperatures, High temperatures, Shock, Vibration, Dust and Rain, ensuring many years of rugged use.
  • Compact size: In response to the huge demand for a compact Airband transceiver, Yaesu has responded with our smallest airband transceiver yet, at only (2.1" W x 4.1" H x 1.2" D) the FTA-250L is guaranteed to fit in the smallest of places.
  • 250 Memory Channels: Now with an expanded memory bank the FTA-250L can now store up to 250 memory channels for quick and easy recall, making this transceiver a pleasure to operate for heavy avionics users.
  • High-Capacity 1950mAh Li-ion battery: The FTA-250L comes packaged with our largest capacity battery yet. measuring in at 1950mAh, even heavy radio users are guaranteed to have a radio that will keep going strong all day long.


  • 5W TX output
  • Compact Size (2.1 W x 4.1 H x 1.2 D)
  • Back-lit Keypad and Display
  • 700 mW Audio Output
  • 250 Memory Channels
  • 8.33kHz Narrow Band compatible
  • IPX5 Waterproof rating
  • E2O Easy to Operate Menu System
  • High Resolution Dot Matrix Display
  • Includes High-Capacity Li-ion battery (1950mAh)
  • NOAA Weather Channels with WX alert
  • PC programmable

In The Box

  • FTA-250L Handheld Radio
  • Headset adapter
  • 0-240VAC and 12VDC Power/charging cables
  • 1950mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Accessories
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I am very impressed with the compactness, completeness and quality of this product. All fittings I needed was included - right from the box. The noise cancelling feature on the TX & RX clarifies communication considerably. Well done!

Willie Verified Purchase


April 12, 2022

Furkan D Verified Purchase


March 28, 2022

Works well and arrived quickly.

Darcy M Verified Purchase


August 31, 2021

Great little radio for the price

Glen G Verified Purchase


August 12, 2021

Easy ordering and pickup at the Store. Programing the radio was straight forward. I would recommend Aircraft Spruce and this product.

Mark S Verified Purchase


May 25, 2021

Good quality clear reception and transmission in plane and on ground. Note that when using with a headset, you must use a separate PTT between your headset and the radio in order to use the headset mic. The mic on the unit itself is still available if you or your headset has no PTT.

May 7, 2021


Julio C
March 19, 2021

Excellent basic comm only hand held with good range and long lasting battery. Easy to use perfect emergency small back up.

Casey S
December 26, 2020

Raphaël B
August 28, 2020

Great came with everything to connect to intercom. Bright easy to read screen Fast Shipping

Peter H
August 6, 2020


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Q: Is there an alkaline battery case available for the FTA-250L?

No. There is not an alkaline battery case available for the FTA-250L.

Q: Does this Yaesu FTA 250L handheld fully work on the 8,33? Can you receive and transmit on those frequencies? What does 8,33 compatible mean?

This unit is capable to receive and transmit on 8.33 kHz. The frequency range is 118.000 to 136.975

Q: What is the antenna length that is included with the Yaesu FTA 250L radio?

Approx 8 inches

Q: Does this Yaesu FTA 250L radio come with a belt clip?

Yes, belt clip is included.

Q: Is there a PTT adapter with the headset adaptor included in the box with the FTA 250L?

No, the PTT must be purchased separately. Please see part # 11-07712 or 11-12100.

Q: Does Yaesu FTA250L radio have transmit timeout?

Per the manual there is a "time out timer" that forcibly stops transmission after continuously transmitting for the selected time, the default time is 5 MIN.

Q: What is the headset adapter for the Yaesu FTA 250L radio?

The headset adapter is our part # 11-12839. You can search for that part # in our search box and it will bring you to a web page with photo and description. It is equipped with a male end that plugs into the radio, and twin female input jacks that a dual GA headset can be plugged into.

Q: I want to use this radio as the radio in my ultralight. With the supplied antenna, does the signal range increase with altitude?

Yes, as altitude increases the signal will get better.

Q: What is the range of the Yaesu FTA 250L?

This radio does not have a specific range, it is more as a line of sight radio.

Q: Does the Cigarette lighter DC/DC Converter Item #SDD 12 comes supplied in the box? Thank you.

Yes the cigarette light plug for power is included in the box.

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