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AirLite Pro Digital Aircraft Radio Receiver

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Part# 11-19346
MFR Model# RALDRP-22

Overview

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A radio that offers more than any other in the same class. AirLite Pro is a full featured aircraft radio scanner and Ham Transceiver, with groundbreaking new features. The AirLite Pro receives all aircraft channels between 118 and 137 mhz. Standard US spacing of 25khz is supported. Significantly, this new product also provides simultaneous reception on two different frequencies, allowing a listener to monitor frequencies such as tower and ground at the same time. We call this feature “Dual ReceptionTM.”

Features

  • Dual Reception – monitor two channels
  • Ham VHF / UHF Tx/Rx (1)
  • Storable Channel Memory Locations – allows scanning of the user’s preselected list of frequencies
  • Support for Euro Channel Spacing
  • FM Radio, for leisure listening
  • NOAA Weather Channels
  • VOR Rx (Voice) support for 108 – 118 Mhz (2)

Specifications

  • Dual Reception (two independent frequencies simultaneously monitored)
  • 118 – 136 Mhz Aircraft Receive (does not transmit)
  • 108 – 118 Mhz Aircraft Receive (to support VOR audio) (does not transmit)
  • 136 – 174 Mhz (Rx / Tx) (Ham radio, NOAA, Marine)
  • 220 – 260 Mhz (Rx / Tx) (Ham radio)
  • 350 – 390 Mhz (Rx / Tx) (Ham radio)
  • 400 – 520 Mhz (Rx / Tx) (Ham radio)
  • Frequency Mode (direct frequency entry)
  • Channel Mode (rotate through pre-stored channels)
  • FM Radio
  • Frequency Step: 2.5K / 5K / 6.25K / 10K / 12.5K / 20K / 25K / 50K
  • Direct Frequency Input via numerical pad
  • Programming via Computer Application
  • Automatic Backlight
  • Various Scanning modes are supported: via Time / Carrier / Search
  • 256 Memory channels
  • Speaker
  • Adjustable Squelch
  • Sensitive operation
  • When used as a receiver, runs all day on a single charge

In The Box

  • Rechargeable lithium battery
  • Desk charging stand (4 Hour Charge Time)
  • Earbud for listening privately
  • USB programming cable

Reviews

Used it, liked it alot. Fact that I can pick up NOAA weather is great, reception is very good for this little radio. Being able to listen to FM music and news is great too... Nice added feature.

Christopher M Verified Purchase

AIRLITE PRO DIGITAL AIRCRAFT RADIO RECEIVER

March 3, 2023

The receiver is a good performer. BUT the minimal reference manual is sorely lacking in explaining the 50 menu functions and how to execute them properly. it is a very serious oversight on the part of the manufacturer and it reflects on Aircraft Spruce when people buy a product that does not meet expectations. I would not recommend this product to my friends without a warning about this shortcoming.

John Verified Purchase

AIRLITE PRO DIGITAL AIRCRAFT RADIO RECEIVER

January 6, 2023

Good radio, I use as ham transceiver as well as aircraft monitor. No issue using the enclosed cd software and cable. The actual radio I received looks nice, has the Radiant Technology branding on the front top. I’d attach a pic but unable on this site.

Thomas G
November 22, 2022

Sensitive Aircraft Band Receiver. Plenty of volume but all the sound exits through two narrow slots on the front of the radio which makes the audio sound somewhat tinny. The programming software is OK but if you havent programmed commercial LMR or ham radio transceivers before, the documentation is minimal. Operation as a dual band ham radio transceiver is decent but overall, the radio has a few rough edges in the user interface that could be greatly improved with a firmware update. The display is easy to read, even in sunlight but the screen blanks after a few seconds of adjusting the controls or an incoming call. (Programmable in length) and you cant tell if the radio is on or off and what youre tuned to. Many radios have the option to turn the screen on all the time with a slight impact on battery life. The lens covering the display is a softer plastic that is easily scratched so a screen protector of some type is recommended to keep your screen more readable. The drop in battery charger is a nice accessory but the availability of USB charging via the USB-C connector in the rear of the battery is a convenient way to charge the radio on the go and preserve battery life. The Airlite Pro is a decent value for the money, especially if you plan to use it for both air band reception and ham radio. With some refinement and better documentation, it could be a 5 star product.

Paul D Verified Purchase

AIRLITE PRO DIGITAL AIRCRAFT RADIO RECEIVER

December 8, 2022

This is a fun little radio that seems to work as advertised. I use it for VHF communication on our farm, as well as monitoring local air traffic. My main complaint is that the large screen face is not overly robust, and received a small crack shortly after I started using it, not sure how it happened. I also have not had success with the programming software, but thats not a biggie to me.

Justin
November 18, 2022

This radio is also marketed as ABBREE AR-F8. 8 watt radio

Ed
November 29, 2023

The radio works as a “dial and listen” fine, but the controls to store a frequency are abysmal and the owners manual useless. I was able to find YouTube videos (of a different brand name but identical product marketed for HAM radio operators) showing how to use its functions, but that was only partially helpful. And, the software didn’t work. Trying to program channels only resulted in endless searching (I let it run all day for once to no avail). I finally gave up and figured out how to direct code a frequency and use it that way. I’m that mode it’s satisfactory. It works fine to monitor ATIS / AWOS and control / common frequencies. I would recommend it, but only with the caveat of no programmed frequency capability.

James M Verified Purchase

AIRLITE PRO DIGITAL AIRCRAFT RADIO RECEIVER

October 1, 2023

Robert B Verified Purchase

AIRLITE PRO DIGITAL AIRCRAFT RADIO RECEIVER

November 29, 2022

Not enough instructions on 54 item menu on what the mostly 2 letter items mean or do.

Richard N Verified Purchase

AIRLITE PRO DIGITAL AIRCRAFT RADIO RECEIVER

July 11, 2023

Manual is worthless no way it explains how to program the receiver. Doesnt even tell what each button is. Cable and cd Doesnt do anything either.

Carl S
December 26, 2022

Q&A

Please note, Aircraft Spruce Canada's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce Canada assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: The European channel spacing is 8.33kHz, but this doesnt appear in the list of frequency steps? However, one of the features listed is Support for Euro Channel Spacing

Per Airlite: "The direct entry of frequencies is in 500 hertz steps; enter the frequency closest to the required euro frequency. It will be off by about 160 or 320 hertz; but the way AM demodulation works, will still work fine. This is a bit of a hack but it does work."

Q: Whats the TX max output power of the AirLite Pro Digital Aircraft Radio Receiver?

This unit is receive / listen only. It is not a transceiver.

Q: Can the AIRLITE PRO DIGITAL AIRCRAFT RADIO RECEIVER be programmed via CHIRP? Thanks....

No, this cannot be programmed via chirp.

Q: Another question: In the Q & A, theres a question as follows: Q: Whats the TX max output power of the AirLite Pro Digital Aircraft Radio Receiver? (Answer): This unit is receive / listen only. It is not a transceiver. ???? The unit is advertised as being a transceiver for the Ham bands, and listen-only for aircraft, etc. Please verify that the radio can transmit on the Ham bands. Thanks....

This is not an aircraft radio frequency transceiver, but it is a Ham radio transceiver.

Q: What is the country of origin for this reciever?

China.

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