Narco's Escort-II is a digital, "shared system" radio. The Escort-II can operate as a NAV or as a COMM, but not both at the same time.
The light-weight (3 pounds) Escort-II offers the following capability:
- VOR/LOC Indicator
- 200 channel VOR/LOC NAV Receiver
- 720 channel COMM Transceiver
The Escort-II has a gas discharge display for both the frequencies and "needle" deflection. The Indicator portion of this radio is different from most other indicators. Instead of delicate meter movements, the Escort-II uses a row of lights for VOR/LOC deviations. The more lights displayed, the greater a correction is needed. The result is easy to read and reliable.