VHF AIR BAND TRANSCEIVERS
6 W (PEP) Powerful Air Band Radio with Built-in GPS and Bluetooth®
Built-in GPS with Simplified Waypoint NAV (for IC-A25N)
The simplified waypoint NAV guides you to a destination by using current position information from GPS (also GLONASS and SBAS). The waypoint NAV has two functions: Direct-To NAV and Flight Plan NAV. In the Direct-To NAV, the IC-A25N directly guides you to a specified waypoint. In the Flight Plan NAV, the transceiver guides you to a sequential series of waypoints. Up to 10 flight plans and 300 waypoints can be memorized in the IC-A25N. Position information imported from an Android/iOS device* can be used as a waypoint.
* RS-AERO1A/RS-AERO1I required.
Flight Plans with Android™ /iOS™ App (for IC-A25N)
Using the RS-AERO1A (Android) or RS-AERO1I (iOS) application, you can make flight plans on an Android/iOS device and import the plan into the IC-A25N via Bluetooth. The following four functions are available:
1. Create a flight plan
You can make flight plans on an Android/iOS device by using preprogrammed waypoints.
2. Set Direct-To NAV
You can select a point on the map and export it to the IC-A25N for Direct-To NAV.
3. Display flight plan information
A flight plan in the IC-A25N can be displayed on an Android/iOS device.
4. Display waypoint information
Preprogrammed waypoints can be exported to an Android/iOS device and plotted on an map application.
VOR Navigation Functions (for IC-A25N)
The CDI (Course Deviation Indicator) is detailed like a real VOR instrument, and displays any deviation from your course.
The OBS (Omni Bearing Selector) enables you to change course from the original flight plan.
The TO-FROM indicator shows the position relationship between your aircraft and the course selected by the OBS.
The ABSS (Automatic Bearing Set System) function enables you to set the current course as a new course in two simple steps.
Near Station Search Function (for IC-A25N)
The near station search function assists you in accessing nearby ground stations. The function searches for nearby stations using the station memories that have GPS position information. To use the near station search function, position data and frequencies of the ground stations must be programmed.
Class-Leading High Power RF Output
Output power is increased to approximately 6 W typical (PEP) and 1.8 W typical (carrier) compared to the IC-A24 (5/1.5 W (PEP/carrier)). This expands the communication coverage and enhances the safety of aircraft operation.
Often used functions are assigned to the keypad and you can directly access a desired function. The enlarged flat sheet keypad offers smooth and swift operation.
2.3 inch Large High Visibility LCD
The large and high visibility LCD provides user-friendly, graphic screens. The night mode option enables easy viewing in the dark. The operating frequency in large characters can be recognized at a glance.
“Flip-Flop” Channel Recall
The IC-A25N/C stores the last 10 channels used. You can easily recall those channels by using the directional keys or the channel knob on the top panel. This is convenient for switching between several channels, such as NAV and COM channels.
Built-in Bluetooth® for Hands-Free Operation (for IC-A25N)
A third-party wireless Bluetooth® headset, like a 3M™ Peltor™ WS™ 5*, provides convenient hands-free operation. Also, by using the optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset, the side tone function can be used.
* Compatibility not guaranteed.
Intelligent Battery with Detailed Battery Status
The supplied BP-288, 2350 mAh (typical) intelligent battery pack, provides up to 10.5 hours* of operating time. You can check the condition of the battery pack in the battery status screen. It is very useful for optimum charging and battery health maintenance.
* Typical operation with Tx: Rx (Max.audio): standby=5:5:90. (Bluetooth OFF, GPS ON)
- IP57 dust-protection and waterproof construction
- Operate with six AA size alkaline batteries with the BP-289 battery case
- BNC antenna
- 121.5 MHz emergency key
- Weather channels
- Priority watch
- VFO scan, memory channel scan, priority scan
- ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction
- Side tone function
- Internal VOX capability
- 300 memory channels (in 15 memory groups) with 12 character names
- 8.33 kHz channel spacing
|NAV and COM||NAV and COM channels||COM channels|
|Frequency range||TX||118.000–136.992 MHz||118.000–136.992 MHz|
|RX||108.000–136.992 MHz||118.000–136.992 MHz|
|RX (Weather)||161.650–163.275 MHz||161.650–163.275 MHz|
|Number of memory channels||300 channels/15 groups|
|Channel spacing||25/8.33 kHz|
|Type of emission||6K00A3E, 5K60A3E, 16K0G3E (Weather)|
|Power supply requirement||7.2 V DC (BP-288), 11.0 V DC (External DC Jack)|
|Current drain (approximately)||Tx High||Less than 1.8 A|
|Rx Max. audio/Stand-by||Less than 500 mA
90 mA typ. (GPS, Bluetooth, Light: OFF)
|Antenna impedance||50 Ω|
|Operating temperature range||−10 °C to +60 °C;
−14 °F to +140 °F
|Dimensions (W × H × D;)
(Projections not included)
|58.9 × 148.4 × 31.8 mm;
2.3 × 5.8 × 1.3 in
|Weight (approximately)||340 g; 12.0 oz (with BP-288)|
|Output power (at 7.2 V DC)||6.0/1.8 W typical (PEP/carrier)|
|Audio harmonic distortion||Less than 10% (at 60% modulation)|
|Hum and noise ratio||More than 35 dB|
|Spurious emissions||More than 46 dB
(Except operating frequency ±62.5 kHz in 25 kHz channel spacing.)
(Except operating frequency ±20.825 kHz in 8.33 kHz channel spacing.)
|Frequency stability||±0.4 kHz|
|Intermediate frequencies||46.35 MHz/450 kHz (1st/2nd)|
(6 dB S/N)
|Less than 0 dBμ|
|WX (12 dB SINAD)||Less than -8 dBμ|
|Squelch sensitivity (at threshold)||Less than 0 dBμ (AM), Less than -5 dBμ (FM)|
|Spurious response||More than 60 dB (AM), More than 30 dB (FM)|
|Hum and noise||More than 35 dB (at 30% modulation)|
|Audio output power||External speaker||530 mW typical (AM 8 Ω/60% Mod at 10% distortion)|
|Internal speaker||1200 mW typical (AM 8 Ω/60% Mod at 10% distortion)|
|Ext. speaker connector||3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1⁄8ʺ)/8 Ω|
Measurements made in accordance with FCC Part87.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Applicable U.S. Military Specifications
|Low Pressure||500.5||I, II|
|High Temperature||501.5||I, II|
|Low Temperature||502.5||I, II|
|Rain Blowing/Drip||506.5||I, III|
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810 -C, -D, -E and -F.
Applicable IP Rating
|Ingress Protection Standard|
|Water||IP57 (Dust-protection and Waterproof* protection)
* One meter depth for 30 minutes.
- BP-288 battery pack
- BP-289 battery case*
- BC-224 rapid charger
- BC-123SA/SE AC adapter for BC-224*
- OPC-2379* headset adapter
- FA-B02AR antenna
- MB-133 belt clip
- Hand strap
* Not supplied or may differ depending on the radio version.