Icom IC-A16E VHF Airband Handheld Transceiver

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8.33/25 kHz Ground to Air Radio with Class Leading 1500mW Powerful Audio


  • 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz channel spacing
  • 1500 mW loud audio provides clear communications
  • 6W (PEP) output power
  • Built-in Bluetooth® for Hands-Free Operation
  • Long Battery Hours
  • Compact, waterproof durable body
  • Auto Noise Limiter (ANL) for noise reduction
  • Internal VOX capability
  • 200 memory channels with 8 character names
  • BNC type antenna connector



Frequency range TX: 118.000–136.99166 MHz
RX: 108.000–136.99166 MHz
RX (Weather): 161.650–163.275 MHz
Number of memory channels 200 channels
Channel spacing 8.33 kHz/25 kHz
Type of emission 6K00A3E, 5K60A3E, 16K0G3E (Weather)
Power supply requirement 7.2 V DC
Current drain (approximate) TX High 1.8 A
Rx Stand-by 65 mA typical
Max. audio 650 mA
Antenna impedance 50 Ω (BNC type antenna connector)
Operating temperature range –10˚C to +60˚C, 14˚F to +140˚F
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included) 52.2 × 111.8 × 34.1 mm,
2.1 × 4.4 × 1.3 in (with BP-280)
Weight (approximate) 257 g, 9.1 oz (with BP-280)
Output power (at 7.2 V DC) 6.0 W (PEP), 1.8 W (carrier)
Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 60% modulation)
Spurious emissions More than 46 dB*
Frequency stability ±0.4 kHz
Intermediate frequencies
46.35 MHz (1st), 450 kHz (2nd)

Sensitivity COM: Less than 0 dBμ (at 6 dB S/N)
NAV: Less than 3 dBμ (at 6 dB S/N)
Weather: Less than –8 dBμ (at 12 dB SINAD)
Squelch sensitivity (Threshold) Less than 0 dBμ,
Weather: Less than –5 dBμ
Spurious response More than 60 dB,
Weather: More than 30 dB
Ham and noise More than 35 dB (at 30% modulation)
Audio output power INT SP 1500 mW typical
EXT SP More than 350 mW
(AM 8 Ω 60% modulation at 10% distortion)
External speaker connector 3 conductor 3.5 (d) mm

What's in the box?

  • BP-280 Battery Pack
  • BC-213 Rapid Charger
  • BC-123 SV AC Adapter for BC-213
  • FA-B02AR Antenna
  • MB-133 Belt Clip
  • Hand Strap