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Icom IC-A16
VHF COM Aviation Handheld

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.

Output Power:   6W typ. (PEP), 1.8W (CW)
RX (Weather)
Channel Spacing:   8.33kHz/25kHz
Channels:   200 with 10 memory banks
Battery Life: 2400mAh Li-ion battery, up to 17 hours
Typical operation; Tx:Rx:Stand-by duty ratio = 5:5:90, Bluetooth/backlight OFF
Versions:   Communications Only
Communications Only with Bluetooth®

Loud Audio

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.

Additional Features

  • 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
  • Low battery indication and beep alert
  • Adjustable microphone gain setting
  • BNC type antenna connector
  • IP67 waterproof
  • Internal VOX capability
  • Weather alert
IC-A16 Specifications
Frequency Coverage
RX (Weather)

118.000–136.992 MHz
108.000–136.992 MHz
161.650–163.275 MHz
Channel spacing
8.33 kHz/25 kHz
No. of memory channels 200 channels
Type of emission
6K00A3E, 5K60A3E, 16K0G3E (Weather)
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
Antenna impedance
50Ω (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 (approximately)
257 g, 9.1 oz (with BP-280)
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
Intermediate frequencies

46.35 MHz
450 kHz
Sensitivity (typ)
COM (6 dB S/N)
NAV (6 dB S/N)
WX (12 dB SINAD)
Less than 0 dBμ
Less than 3 dBμ
Less than –6 dBμ
Squelch sensitivity (at 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.
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icom ic-a16

Package Includes:
• IC-A16
• Battery Pack, BP-280
• Battery charger, BC-213
• AC Adapter, BC-23SA
• Antenna, FA-B02AR
• Belt clip, MB-133
• Handstrap




Icom IC-A16 WITH Bluetooth


Icom IC-A16 WITHOUT Bluetooth


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