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ICOM IC-A6 VHF Air Band Transceiver

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International Orders
Part#: IC-A6
by ICOM
Country of Origin: China
Currently Non-Orderable - Pricing Not Available
 
 
SkyGeek.com proudly offers the ICOM IC A6 Handheld Air Band Transceiver, a powerful and compact little device packed with features sure to impress any pilot. Combining simple, intuitive operation with a rugged, reliable design, the ICOM A6 is the successor to the A23 and the A5. With a capacity of 200 memory channels and a variety of scanning functions, the storage on this baby is stellar.

The ICOM IC A6 features a large keypad and display for fast recognition and easy, one handed operation. The 6-character 14-segment alphanumeric LCD presents recognizable information, and the keypad employs a new channel recall function that automatically memorizes the last 10 channels. Both the display and the keypad are back lit until you turn them off, ensuring maximum visibility during night flights. The flexible antenna will not get in the way, and the non-slip side slit prevents accidental dropping during those barrel rolls.

Other goodies include an external DC power jack and may be hooked up to a cigarette lighter plug. Unlike many of its kind, you can simultaneously charge and operate the ICOM IC-A6. The ICOM A6 also boasts a side tone function that allows you to hear your own voice in a headset to prevent unnecessary shouting on a noisy runway.

Finally, ICOM recognizes safety first. The ICOM A6 is water resistant and remains reliable in wet conditions. Additionally, the device has a dedicated red emergency key programmed with a homing frequency in case of an emergency.

Read what others are saying about this innovative new transceiver in the ICOM IC-A6 Reviews section, or write your own opinion!

The ICOM IC A6 comes equipped with a Ni-MH battery, wall charger, antenna, belt clip and headset adapter.

Overall Rating for ICOM IC-A6 VHF Air Band Transceiver
(based on 4 reviews)
Sqealing in headset
By Taylorcraft Mike from Northeast Iowa on May 1, 2012
I bought this radio with the headset adaptor and push to talk switch to replace a radio that had stopped transmitting. The radio looked solid and had many features. After connecting it all together I wanted to test the transmit capability. The radio would not transmit my voice but it real real good at sending out a loud squealing sound in the headset and the receiving radio. I could not get it to work. It was a Lightspeed Zulu headset and the rest was all Icom. I tried a David Clark headset - same result. I don't have time to troubleshoot something just out of the box. The battery charger setup was not very friendly either. I didn't get around to programming frequencies but it looked like a real challenge. Make sure to have the manual with you.
Pros:
It was returnable. The last 10 frequencies stored was a nice feature. Alas.
Cons:
It didn't perform the function that I bought it for. The noises that came from the unit during transmit were everything but my voice. Icom didn't even answer my email.

Excelllent Product
By Diego from Bogota on March 24, 2011
Excellent product and very fast ship

I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great radio, lousy battery
By SteveM on March 5, 2010
Radio is just what I want, but the battery and charger system is an antique. You can ruin the battery if you leave it charging for more than 12 hours. Support says to drain the battery before you charge it. You can't use the radio while it's charging. It's 20-year old (or more) battery technology!

Handy
By Diego on January 7, 2010
Good product at the moment. Also has good signal so i feel very satisfied


ICOM IC-A6 VHF Air Band Transceiver
$258.61
 
Product Details
UOM : Each
Shipping Weight : 2.2 pounds
Manufacturer P/N : IC-A6
ECCN : 5A991
Schedule B Code : 8525.60.1030
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Features
  • Easy to use while flying: Simple one-handed operation is the most essential feature of the IC-A24/A6. The well labeled, large keypad provides user friendly operation. The large display shows both letters and numbers and is easy to see, making for fast frequency recognition. The display is backlit, and so is the keypad. The light stays on until you turn it off a very handy feature for flying at night.
  • "Flip-flop" channel recall: The IC-A24/A6 stores the last 10 channels used. You can easily recall those channels by pushing the flip-flop recall buttons on the front panel. It is convenient for switching between several channels, such as NAV and COM channels.
  • External DC power jack: An external DC power jack allows for operation with the wall charger, BC-110 or the cigarette lighter cable, CP-20. When the battery pack is installed, simultaneous charging during operation is also possible. In addition, an optional battery case, BP-208N, is available.
  • Water resistant construction: The water resistant construction provides reliable operation in wet conditions.
  • 200 memory channels (20 Ch 10 banks) with 6 character names
  • Dedicated 121.5MHz emergency key
  • Side tone function allows you to hear your own voice via an external aviation headset.
  • Optional Ni-Cd and Li-Ion battery packs
  • NOAA marine weather channels
  • Tag scanning and memory bank scanning
  • ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction
  • Low battery alert
  • Specifications

    General

    Frequency Coverage
    Tx
    Rx
    Weather

    :
    118.000-136.975 MHz
    108.000-117.975 MHz
    161.650-163.275 MHz
    Mode
    WX
    : AM (6K00A3E)
    FM (16K0G3E)
    Channel spacing : 25 kHz
    No. of memory channels : 200 (20 Channels X 10 banks)
    Power supply requirement : 7.4/7.2V DC (Battery pack)
    11.0V DC (External DC jack)
    Current drain (at 7.2 V DC)
    Tx
    Rx Max. audio
    Rx Stand-by
    :
    1.5 A typical
    300 mA typical
    70 mA typical
    Frequency stability : 5 ppm
    Operating Temperature Range : -10C to +60C; -14F to +140F

    Dimensions (WHD)

    (projections not included)

    :

    54(W) x 129.3(H) x 35.5(D) mm;

    21/8(W) 53/32(H) 113/32(D) in

    Weight : 430 g; 15.2 oz (with antenna and BP-210N)
    Antenna connector : 50O BNC type

    Transmitter

    Output power (at 7.2 V DC) : 5.0 W typ. (PEP)
    1.5 W typ. (CW)
    Modulation system : Low level modulation
    Modulation limiting : 70-100%
    AF harmonic distortion : Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)
    Hum and noise ratio : More than 35 dB
    Spurious emissions : Less than 46 dB (except operating freq. 62.5kHz point)
    Microphone impedance : 3-conductor 2.5 (d) mm (1/10?) / more than 100kO

    Receiver

    Intermediate frequency
    1st
    2nd

    :


    30.05 MHz
    450 kHz

    Sensitivity (typ)
    VOR (AM 6dB S/N)
    COM (AM 6dB S/N)
    WX (FM 12dB SINAD)
    :
    Less than 0.71 V
    Less than 0.5 V
    Less than 0.22 V
    Selectivity : More than 7.5 kHz/-6 dB
    Less than 25 kHz/-60 dB
    Hum and noise ratio : More than 40 dB
    Spurious response
    AM
    FM
    :
    More than 60 dB
    More than 30 dB
    Audio output power : More than 500mW typ. with an 8O load, 30% modulation
    Ext. speaker connector : 3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm, (1/8?) / 8O
    In The Box
  • Ni-MH Battery (BP-210N)
  • Wall Charger (BC-110AR)
  • Antenna (FA-B02AR)
  • Belt Clip (MB-103)
  • Headset Adapter (OPC-499)

    220v charger for overseas use available at additional cost. Some versions do not include a battery pack, wall charger, headset adapter or carrying case.

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