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ICOM IC-A16B VHF COM Air Band Transceiver with Bluetooth

ICOM IC-A16B VHF COM Air Band Transceiver with Bluetooth

Regular price $329.95 USD
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The A16 and the A16B are built tough and rugged like all Icom radios. It is the smallest radio with the loudest audio on the market, featuring 1500 mW of powerful clear audio. Packed with 6 watts of power for longer range, the A16 is also waterproof to IP67 standards. The A16 is the ideal flight companion for the student pilot, for ground crew with one hand operation on the flight line, or as a back up in your ditch bag. Its 2400mAh Li-ion battery lasts over 17 hours, and the radio includes a sit-in rapid charger.


  • Optional Bluetooth
  • 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
  • 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz channel spacing
  • Internal VOX capability
  • Weather alert
  • 1500 mW loud audio provides clear communication
  • 6 W (PEP)/ 1.8 W (carrier) RF output power
  • Larger capacity battery pack provides 17 hours* of long battery life
  • * With BP-280 (P/N:11-17238). Typical operation with TX: RX: Standby = 5:5:90 (Bluetooth* OFF, backlight OFF)*


Frequency Coverage
Rx (Weather)

118.000°C 136.99166 MHz
108.000°C 136.99166 MHz
161.650°C 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 50 (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 (WxHxD) 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)
NAV (at 6dB)
Weather (at 12dB)

Less than 0 dB
Less than 3 dB
Less than ¨C8 dB
Squelch sensitivity (Threshold) Less than 0 dB, Weather: Less than ¨5 dB
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¸ 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, and operating frequency 20.825 kHz in 8.33 kHz channel spacing.

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