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IC-A14 Handheld COM Transceiver

IC-A14 Handheld COM Transceiver

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Item:   IC A14
Price: $219.00 
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Icom IC-A14 Handheld COM Transceiver

Easy to Use, Rugged and Compact with Icom's “V Speed” Audio!

700mW* loud audio

Because air band radios are usually operated in high-noise environments, it is essential for the radio to provide loud and clear audio. The IC-A14/S series employs a BTL amplifier that doubles the audio output, offering loud and clear audio that’ll cut through cabin or tarmac noise.

* Internal speaker only

Full keypad type or Simple keypad type

The IC-A14 full keypad type allows you to input the channel or frequency directly and has an exclusive button for the 121.5MHz emergency channel. The IC-A14 receives NAV and WX channels. The IC-A14S simple keypad type provides simpler operation with a minimum of buttons that is suitable for ground crews.

Compact, light weight and rugged body

The IC-A14/S series is compact (only 120mm tall) and light weight (approx. 350g including antenna and BP-232H). The water resistant construction, equivalent to IPX4, provides reliable operation in wet conditions.

Large capacity Lithium-Ion battery pack

With the 2300mAh large capacity Lithium-Ion battery pack, BP-232H, the IC-A14/S series provides stable output power and 18 hours long (approx.) operating time*. The BP-261, battery case takes 6 AA (LR6) alkaline cells for convenient battery backup.

* Typical operation, Tx:Rx: Stand-by=5:5:90.

200 channels with memory banks

A total of 200* memory channels can be named with an 8-character channel name for easy recognition. For fast and simple operation, these channels can be grouped into 10 memory banks*.

* IC-A14 only. The IC-A14S has 100 memory channels and memory banks are not available.

BC-179 holder type battery charger

The battery charger, BC-179, securely holds and charges the radio, even in bumpy conditions. The cigarette lighter cable, CP-22, can be used with the BC-179.

Other outstanding features
  • 5W typ. (PEP), 1.5W (CW) output power
  • Side tone function allows you 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
Included in the Box
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4V 2000 mAh, BP-232H or battery case, BP-261*
  • Battery charger, BC-179*
  • AC adapter, BC-174A/E*
  • Belt clip, MB-94
  • Antenna, FA-B02AR
  • Handstrap

* Depending on version

Frequency Coverage
Tx (COM)
Rx (Weather)
Tx/Rx (COM)

118.000-136.975 MHz
108.000-136.975 MHz
161.650-163.275 MHz
118.000-136.975 MHz

Weather (IC-A14 only)

AM (6K00A3E)
FM (16K0G3E)

Channel spacing

25 kHz

No. of memory channels

200 channels with 10 banks
100 channels

Antenna impedance

50 ohms (BNC type)

Power supply requirement

7.4V DC (Icom battery pack)

Current drain (at 7.2 V DC)
Rx Max. audio
Rx Stand-by

1.5 A typical
500 mA typical
50 mA typical

Operating Temperature Range

-10°C to +60°C; -14°F to +140°F

Dimensions (W×H×D)
(projections not included)

53×120×36.9 mm;
23/32×423/32×17/16 in.

Weight (approx.)

430 g; 15.2 oz (with antenna and BP-232N)


Output power (at 7.2 V DC)

5.0/1.5W typ. (PEP/CW)

Modulation limiting


Frequency stability


Audio harmonic distortion

Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)

Hum and noise ratio

More than 35 dB

Spurious emissions

More than 46 dB (except operating freq. ±62.5kHz point)

Microphone impedance

3-conductor 2.5 (d) mm (1/10") / more than 100 killiohms


Intermediate frequency

46.35 MHz
450 kHz

Sensitivity (typ)
COM (at 6dB S/N)
NAV (at 6dB S/N)
WX (at 12dB SINAD)

-6dBµ typ.
-3dBµ (IC-A14 only)
-13dBµ (IC-A14 only)


Less than 0dBµ
less than -5dBµ


More than 7.5 kHz/-6 dB
Less than 25 kHz/-60 dB

Hum and noise

More than 35 dB (at 30% mod.)

Spurious response
FM (IC-A14 only)

More than 60 dB
More than 30 dB

Audio output power
Internal speaker
External speaker

More than 700mW
More than 500mW at 10% distortion with an 8 ohm load, 30% modulation

Ext. speaker connector

3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm, (1/8") / 8 ohms

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