IC-A16 Series Com Only Airband Handheld Transceiver

Estimated Availability: October 2022

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Manufacturer: ICOM

icom Airband Transceiver

Introducing our newest Avionic handheld radio, the A16 Series. This series is perfect for ground crews to beginner pilots. The A16 comes with loud, class-leading powerful audio (1500 mW), which is useful in noisy work environments. The large-capacity battery pack provides users up to 17 hours of operating time on a robust 2400mAh Li-ion battery. In line with the Icom brand, the A16 Series is designed to operate in the harshest of environments. It’s compact, boasting a waterproof design (IP67/IP54), and built to MIL-STD-810 (C, D, E, F, G) for the best durability. Pilots will love that the A16 has built-in Bluetooth® connectivity (A16B version only), making hands-free operation a breeze. Icom is known for its legendary durability, quality, dependability, and ease of use. 

 

 

Additional Features

  • Bluetooth® version offers hands-free operation
  • Full keypad to input the channel or frequency directly
  • Exclusive button for 121.5MHz emergency channel
  • Side tone function to hear your own voice via a third party aviation headset
  • LCD backlight for night time operation
  • ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction
  • Low battery indication and beep alert
  • Adjustable microphone gain setting
  • BNC type antenna connector
  • IP67 waterproof
  • Internal VOX capability
  • Weather alert

INCLUDES

  • Battery (BP280)

  • Charger (BC213)

  • AC adapter (BC123SA)

  • Belt clip (MB133)

  • Antenna (FAB02AR)

  • Handstrap

  • Owner’s manual

  • 3-Year warranty

General
Frequency Coverage
Tx
Rx
Rx (Weather)

118.000–136.99166 MHz
108.000–136.99166 MHz
161.650–163.275 MHz
Type of emission 6K00A3E, 5K60A3E, 16K0G3E (Weather)
Channel spacing 8.33 kHz/25 kHz
No. of memory channels 200 channels
Antenna impedance 50Ω (BNC type antenna connector)
Power supply requirement 7.2 V DC
Current drain (at 7.2 V DC)
Tx High
Rx Max. audio
Rx Stand-by
 
185 A
650 mA
65 mA typical
Operating Temperature Range -10°C to +60°C; -14°F to +140°F
Dimensions (W×H×D) 52.2 × 111.8 × 34.1 mm,
2.1 × 4.4 × 1.3 in (with BP-280)
Weight (approx.) 257 g, 9.1 oz (with BP-280)
Transmitter
Output power (at 7.2 V DC) 6.0 W (PEP), 1.8 W (carrier)
Frequency stability ±0.4 kHz
Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 60% modulation)
Spurious emissions More than 46 dB*
Receiver
Intermediate frequency
1st
2nd
 
46.35 MHz
450 kHz
Sensitivity (typ)
COM (at 6dB S/N)
NAV (at 6dB S/N)
Weather (at 12dB SINAD)
 
Less than 0 dBμ
Less than 3 dBμ
Less than –8 dBμ
Squelch sensitivity (Threshold) Less than 0 dBμ, Weather: Less than –5 dBμ
Hum and noise More than 35 dB (at 30% modulation)
Spurious response More than 60 dB, Weather: More than 30 dB
Audio output power
Internal speaker
External speaker

1500 mW typical
More than 350 mW
(AM 8 Ω 60% modulation at 10% distortion)
Ext. speaker connector 3 conductor 3.5 (d) mm

*Except operating frequency ±62.5 kHz in 25 kHz channel spacing. Except operating frequency ±20.825 kHz in 8.33 kHz channel spacing.

Measurements made in accordance with FCC Part 87. 
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications & IP Rating

Standard

MIL 810F
Method Proc.
Low Pressure 500.5 I, II
High Temp. 501.5 I, II
Low Temp. 502.5 I, II
Temp. Shock 503.5 I - C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Rain 506.5 I, III
Humidity 507.5 II
Salt Fog 509.5
Dust Blowing 510.5 I
Immersion 512.5 I
Vibration 514.6 I
Shock 516.6 I, IV

Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.

Ingress Protection Standard
Dust and Water IP67/IP54

 

See below for answers to our most popular questions.

Have a Question?

  • Can the Icom A-16 hold up under rain conditions? As we work outside and could be 500-600ft from a truck to put them in should it begin raining

    The IC-A16 is IP67 rated. It is watertight when submerged in water of up to one meter for up to 30 minutes.

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