ICOM IC-A210 Panel Mount COMM Transceiver
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Buy the Icom IC-A210 25 Panel Mount COMM Transceiver from SkyGeek and experience the technology that has pilots everywhere drooling all over their flight logs.
Right from the box you'll know that this baby is special. The Icom IC A210 25 installs neatly into the standard mounting brackets in most birds. The built-in DC-DC converter accepts a 12/24V (11.5?27.5V) DC power source. The IC-A210 25 is easily installed in most airplanes or vehicles. Need rear-panel connectivity? No problemo. The A210 25 arrives with two types of rear-panel adapters. Once installed, the display lights up with large, bright letters. The OLED (organic light emitting diode) display is vivid and bright, with high contrast and a wide viewing angle. No more squinting and code-breaking required; just read with a glance.
The Icom A210 25 transceiver is also easy to use. It's easy to find and store up to 200 memory channels. The unique flip-flop arrow button switches between channels, or you can choose to monitor two channels simultaneously. Found a great channel the other day, but you can't remember which one it was? Luckily, the IC A210 automatically stores the last 10 channels used. When you need channel data for a particular airport, simply connect an external GPS receiver to the Icom A210 and access a frequency database for nearby airports.
Communication is as easy as channel retrieval. The Icom IC A210 25 panel mount COMM transceiver has a voice-activated intercom that allows pilot and co-pilot to talk through the headset. To ensure that accurate messages are transmitted, this device employs an adjustable audio level and squelch control function.
Overall Rating for ICOM IC-A210 Panel Mount COMM Transceiver
I recently installed an Icom A210 in my Citabria to replace an aging comm. I am not disappointed. The clarity and range of the radio are just as good as others, the display is large, and although it can deem a bit dim in direct sun light but I have never had a time I have not able to read it. The control knobs are large machined aluminum and have a nice feel. All of the buttons are large and easy to use even in turbulent conditions.The radio has a built in 2 place intercom that is very high quality with separate squelch and gain for each seat. The radio has a dual watch function that switches the receiver frequency between the standby and main channel. With the software upgrade once activity stops on the main channel the radio will switch back to the standby frequency and resume scanning. Very convenient for monitoring ATIS and the tower at the same time. The radio has groups of memory locations that allow the storage of often used frequencies channels and the ability to attach an alpha label to each.
The A-210 has improved over the years.
By John from Hayward, Calif (KHWD) on November 4, 2011
The radio has a great many features, so it's important to review the manual with the radio on while sitting in the airplane to accustom yourself to all it has to offer-which is a lot. Some functions aren't obvious, and require a long press of a button to activate. An example of this is the intercom function, you must press and hold the "dual" button and hold it to turn the intercom on or off, while a quick press turns the dual watch function function on or off.
I've been using it now for 90 days and have had no issues with it at all. The manual that ships with the radio (two actually, installation and operation) and very complete and comprehensive at this point, which you can download from the Icom website before you buy.
I have no regrets in buying the A-210 so far.
Pros:High quality, good looks, great display, huge feature set, intercom function, NOAA weather receive function, memory function-just about everything.
Cons:The radio has a detachable front panel attached with a small delicate ribbon cable. It doesn't come out of the panel the way most avionics do. This is not a problem if you know what you are doing, if you don't it can get expensive.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
I purchased the A210 for the #2 radio in my Vans. The installation sheet is for a single radio installation. I wanted to connect the A210 to a Garmin 350 Audio panel but the single sheet installation instructions provided no instructions for an audio panel hook up. Calls and emails to Icom tech support proved to be a joke. The only guidance I received was to refer to the installation instructions. I knew more about their radio than they did.
Don't wast your time or money
By L. Montague from GA on March 15, 2011
I am installing a King KY97 and the new A120 is for sale......CHEEP!!!!
Pros:Easy to read display
How the radio is installed on the rack
ICOM IC-A210 Panel Mount COMM Transceiver
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