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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] RE: RADIOS


Thread: [Acro] RE: RADIOS

Message: [Acro] RE: RADIOS

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From: Andrew Boyd <aboyd at>

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 14:43:29 UTC


On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Michael Hennessy wrote:

> I am in need of ideas/suggestions.  My 10 year old S2B has functional =
> but limited radios (King KT76A transponder, King  KY97A com and an =
> intercom).

Look on the bright side: at least you don't have a VOR  :-)

I use exactly the same setup, and I'm pretty happy with it
for local flying - no nav radios.  For x/c I carry along a 
garmin 196 - what a great gps for a no-gyro aircraft.

One more conventient alternative is to replace the comm with 
a combined comm/gps - king, garmin and apollo all make combined 
comm/gps, but their prices are high and their features always 
seem to lag comparted to the handheld gps's.

If you're not into combined comm/GPS, for a new installation, I 
would be tempted to look at something like the Becker 4201 comm 
and Becker 4401 xponder, which are small and light.

Also, be sure to check out the (Australian) Microair line of 
avionics, which appear quite similar in form factor to the 
Becker - very small and light:

For an intercom, I wouldn't consider anything except the PS Engineering 
PM1200, which probably works better in a noisy Pitts cockpit than any
other intercom:

aboyd at


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