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IC A16

IC-A16 Handheld COM Transceiver, from Icom, ic-a16

IC-A16 Handheld VHF COM Radio

Temporarily Out of Production
$269.95
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Icom IC-A16 Handheld VHF COM Radio

Loud, Durable, Easy to Use

The A16 is the ideal flight companion for the student pilot. This radio practically pays for itself by saving pilots both engine hours and fuel during preflight communications with the tower. Users appreciate the A16’s compact, waterproof design for one hand operation for working on the flight line, using it for back up in any aircraft, or for use by ground crew. Its 2400mAh Li-ion battery lasts over 17 hours and the radio includes a nice sit in rapid charger.

Air band radios are usually operated in high noise environments, so it is essential for the pilot’s radio to provide loud audio. The A16 internal speaker delivers a loud 1500mW audio output with clear sound to cut through cabin or tarmac noise.

  • 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
  • 2400mAh Li-ion battery, up to 17 hours
  • 6W Output Power
  • TX/RX Frequencies 118.00-136.99166MHz
  • 108.00-136.99166MHz
  • 161.650-163.275MHz
  • 8.33kHz/25kHz Channel Spacing
  • 200 Channels with 10 memory banks
  • Low battery indication and beep alert
  • Adjustable microphone gain setting
  • BNC type antenna connector
  • IP67 waterproof
  • Internal VOX capability
  • Weather alert
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