New Comm Radios From Trig

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Given all the excitement over tablet apps and big-screen EFIS, the lowly comm radio has become a lost ball in high grass. But Trig Avionics, a U.K.-based company, has introduced two new comm radios that fit into a standard instrument hole with a remote box that can be mounted just about anywhere in the aircraft. At the AEA show in Washington, D.C., Trig's Andy Davis gave AVweb a briefing on the new radios in this podcast.

The new radios are aimed at light sport aircraft or antiques or any other type of aircraft that has limited space behind the panel. "It's a very conventional VHF radio. It has a standard flip-flop and a dual watch feature where you can listen to the standby at the same time as the active," Davis told us. The radios also have a built-in, two-place intercom, a 6-watt nominal transmitter output and will run on 14 or 28 volts. List price is around $2000, according to Trig.