ICOM IC-A16

VHF AIR BAND TRANSCEIVER

8.33/25 kHz Ground to Air Radio with Class Leading 1500 mW Powerful Audio

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VHF AIR BAND TRANSCEIVER

8.33/25 kHz Ground to Air Radio with Class Leading 1500 mW Powerful Audio

8.33 kHz and 25 kHz Channel Spacing

1500 mW Loud Audio Provides Clear Communications

6 W (PEP) /1.8 W (Carrier) RF Output Power

Built-in Bluetooth® for Hands-Free Operation*

* Bluetooth operation depending on the transceiver version.

Large Capacity Battery Pack Provides 17 hours* of Long Battery Life

* With BP-280. Typical operation with
TX : RX : Standby = 5:5:90. (Bluetooth OFF, backlight OFF)

Compact, Waterproof Durable Body (IP67/54 and MIL-STD-810-G)

LCD and Key Backlight for Night Time Operation

Compatible* with Third-Party Aviation Headsets

* Optional headset adapter OPC-2401 required.

Other Features

  • Auto Noise Limiter (ANL) for noise reduction
  • Side Tone function
  • Internal VOX capability
  • 200 memory channels with names up to 8 characters
  • BNC type antenna connector

General

Frequency range TX: 118.000–136.99166 MHz
RX: 108.000–136.99166 MHz
RX (Weather): 161.650–163.275 MHz
Number of memory channels 200 channels
Channel spacing 8.33 kHz/25 kHz
Type of emission 6K00A3E, 5K60A3E, 16K0G3E (Weather)
Power supply requirement 7.2 V DC
Current drain (approximate) TX High 1.8 A
RX Stand-by 65 mA typical
Max. audio 650 mA
Antenna impedance 50 Ω (BNC type antenna connector)
Operating temperature range –10˚C to +60˚C, 14˚F to +140˚F
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
52.2 × 111.8 × 34.1 mm,
2.1 × 4.4 × 1.3 in (with BP-280)
Weight (approximate) 257 g, 9.1 oz (with BP-280)

Transmitter

Output power (at 7.2 V DC) 6.0 W (PEP), 1.8 W (carrier)
Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 60% modulation)
Spurious emissions More than 46 dB*
Frequency stability ±0.4 kHz

Receiver

Intermediate frequencies 46.35 MHz (1st), 450 kHz (2nd)
Sensitivity COM: Less than 0 dBμ (at 6 dB S/N)
NAV: Less than 3 dBμ (at 6 dB S/N)
Weather: Less than –8 dBμ (at 12 dB SINAD)
Squelch sensitivity (Threshold) Less than 0 dBμ,
Weather: Less than –5 dBμ
Spurious response More than 60 dB,
Weather: More than 30 dB
Hum and noise More than 35 dB (at 30% modulation)
Audio output power INT SP 1500 mW typical
EXT SP More than 350 mW
(AM 8 Ω 60% modulation at 10% distortion)
External 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.

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

Standard
MIL-810 G
Method
Procedure
Low Pressure 500.5 I, II
High Temperature 501.5 I, II
Low Temperature 502.5 I, II
Temperature Shock 503.5 I-C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Rain Blowing/Drip 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.

Applicable IP Rating

Ingress Protection Standard
Dust and Water IP67/IP54

 

Supplied Accessories

  • BP-280 battery pack
  • BC-213 rapid charger
  • BC-242 AC adapter
  • FA-B02AR antenna
  • MB-133 belt clip
  • Hand strap

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-A16 691KB
Aviation Radios 19.46MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note
BASIC MANUAL IC-A16/IC-A16E
FULL MANUAL IC-A16/IC-A16E

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