SKU A16B 31 USA Category

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.

A16 Product Brochure
A16 Instruction Manual

In The Box
IC-A16 VHF Air Band Transceiver
BP-280 battery pack
BC-213 rapid charger
BC-123SA AC adapter
FA-B02AR antenna
MB-133 belt clip
Hand strap

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A16B with Bluetooth, A16


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