Icom IC-A16 Handheld Radio Icom IC-A16 is the ideal flight companion for pilots. 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...
Icom IC-A16 is the ideal flight companion for pilots. 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.
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.
IC-A16 versus Icom IC-A14
The IC-A16 is the direct replacement to the very popular Icom IC-A14 and IC-A14S transceivers. The IC-A16 is very similiar in size and design to the IC-A14 but introduces a number of enhancements including; IP67 Waterproof rating, Larger capacity battery (2400 mAh vs 2000 mAh), 8.33kHz and 25kHz channel spacing (versus 25 kHz only in the A14), 1500mW loud audio (vs 700 mW on IC-A14), and 20% great output power (6 watts versus 5 watts). The Icom IC-A16B also adds Bluetooth which was not available in the IC-A14.
|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)|
Rx Max. audio
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)|