IC-A16B Aviation Handheld VHF Radio Transceiver

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Product Type: Radio

Product Vendor: iCom

Product SKU: IC-A16

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    The A16 is the ideal flight companion for UAS ground operations requiring one hand controls. It is compact, IP-67 rated, built to waterproof military standards. An internal speaker delivers a loud 1500mW audio output with clear sound to cut through outside noise.


      • Bluetooth Function ONLY with Model IC-A16B
      • 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
      • 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

      Download IC-A16 UserGuide

      Frequency Coverage
      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)
      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*
      Intermediate frequency

      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


      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


      • Handheld Radio
      • Battery pack, BP-280
      • Battery charger, BC-213
      • AC Adapter, BC-23SA
      • Antenna, FA-B02AR
      • Belt clip, MB-133
      • Handstrap


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      • Battery pack, BP-280
      • Battery charger, BC-213
      • AC Adapter, BC-23SA
      • Antenna, FA-B02AR
      • Belt clip, MB-133

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