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    ICOM IC-A6 VHF Air Band Transceiver 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.

  • 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


    Frequency Coverage

    118.000-136.975 MHz
    108.000-117.975 MHz
    161.650-163.275 MHz
    : 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)
    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


    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


    Intermediate frequency


    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
    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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