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Comparison Table
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Aviation Radio Comparison Table
   
  Becker
AR 4201-Refurb
Becker
AR 6201-25kHz
Becker
AR 6201-8p33kHz
Walter Dittel
FSG 2T
Flightline
FL-760
Trig
TY91
Price for Radio $930 $1795 $2095 $1595 $750 $1495
Price for complete system including:
boom microphone, wiring harness, speaker/wiring junction box, push-to-talk switch
(Antenna not included)
$1620 with Peiker TM170-23in gooseneck microphone and DIN-5m-180 connector (for connection to Becker speaker box) and Goddard Cable-Becker-AR6201-SpBox-3 wiring harness

$2920 with Becker gooseneck microphone and Becker wiring harness
or
$2485
with Peiker TM170-23in gooseneck microphone and DIN-5m-180 connector (for connection to Becker speaker box) and Goddard Cable-Becker-AR6201-SpBox-3 wiring harness

$3220 with Becker gooseneck microphone and Becker wiring harness
or
$2785
with Peiker TM170-23in gooseneck microphone and DIN-5m-180 connector (for connection to Becker speaker box) and Goddard Cable-Becker-AR6201-SpBox-3 wiring harness
$2130 with Dittel
gooseneck microphone

$1965 with Peiker TM170-23in gooseneck microphone and DIN-5m-240

$1285
with Peiker TM168-24in gooseneck microphone and Peiker speaker and Dittel PTT button

$1980
with Peiker KL-1 Speaker,
Goddard: Cable-TY91-1SeatGlider-0p5
Peiker TM168-24in
and Dittel F10050 Push-To-Talk Switch

Country of Manufacture Germany Germany Germany Germany Japan Edinburgh, Scotland
TSO Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Transmit Power Output (carrier) ≥5 W 6 W 6 W 5 W 5W 6W
Transmit Power Output (PEP)       18 W 16W  
Channels 760 760 2280 760 760 2280
Channel Spacing 25 kHz 25 kHz 8.33 kHz 25 kHz 25 kHz 8.33 kHz
"Dual Monitor"
(monitor standby frequency if nothing is being received on main frequency)
No Yes Yes No No Yes
Receive VOR Channels No No No No No  
Minimum Voltage 10 VDC 9 VDC 9 VDC 9 VDC 11 VDC

8 VDC
(2.5 W output at 9V,
shutdown at 8V)

Current Draw on Standby 70 mA 85 mA 85 mA 50 mA 300 mA 200 mA (receive)
Memory Channels 99 ? ? 20 32 9
Speaker (standard) 4 Ohm, 6 Watt 4 Ohm, 6 Watt 4 Ohm, 6 Watt 4 Ohm, 30 Watt 4 Ohm, 5 Watt (Peiker) 4 or 8 Ohm, 4 or more Watt
Microphone Type Dynamic
(Becker, Dittel, Peiker)
Dynamic
(Becker, Dittel, Peiker)
Dynamic
(Becker, Dittel, Peiker)
Dynamic
(Becker, Dittel, Peiker)

Electret
(like aviation headsets)
(XCOM)

Electret
(like aviation headsets)
(XCOM)
Alpha Memory Description No Yes Yes No No No
Instrument panel hole size required 57 mm 57 mm 57 mm 57 mm 57 mm 57 mm
or
57 x 42.5 mm
Length (behind panel, not including connectors) 192 mm (7.559 in) 168.4 mm (6.631 in) 168.4 mm (6.631 in) 173 mm (6.81 inches) 159 mm (6.26 in) 35.49 mm (1.40 in)
2nd Seat Repeater Available No Yes Yes No No No
Antenna Connector BNC BNC BNC BNC BNC TNC
Stuck Microphone Timer       No Yes Yes
Unique Features Extremely reliable radio with very low current drain.  Very high quality. Excellent value. Factory refurbished units with 2 year warranty. This is a great radio with high quality and great features. The dual monitor mode that allows scanning of two different channels is a great feature.  It has low power usage and operates down to only 9V. The RCU6201 remote head can be connected to it for use in 2-seat aircraft. This is a great radio with high quality and great features. The dual monitor mode that allows scanning of two different channels is a great feature.  It has low power usage and operates down to only 9V. The RCU6201 remote head can be connected to it for use in 2-seat aircraft. Extremely reliable radio with extremely low current drain.  Large text display for easy in-flight reading.  Extremely clear sound from standard speaker. An interesting low cost option for experimental airplanes.  I like the simple operation and the cost.  I'm not impressed by the high standby current draw or minimum voltage of 11V, or the fact that it is Non-TSO.  But you just can't argue with the price!  I have received positive feedback from several customers in regard to this radio. A very nice radio that looks great next to a Trig TT21 or TT22 transponder in the panel. Nice, large display of main and standby frequencies. The dual monitor mode that allows scanning of two different channels is a great feature.  It operates down to only 8V.  It consists of 2 components: the display head and the main transmitter box. That make it easy to fit the display into any panel, but you will need to mount the main transmitter box separately. Also, a wiring harness is needed to connect the display to the radio main unit. I offer a nice Goddard wiring harness.

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Paul E. Remde

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Savage, Minnesota 55378
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