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Part# 11-17237
MFR Model# A16B


The A16B with Bluetooth is built tough and rugged like all Icom radios. It is the smallest radio with the loudest audio on the market, featuring 1500 mW of powerful clear audio. Packed with 6 watts of power for longer range, the A16 is also waterproof to IP67 standards. The A16 is the ideal flight companion for the student pilot, for ground crew with one hand operation on the flight line, or as a back up in your ditch bag. Its 2400mAh Li-ion battery lasts over 17 hours, and the radio includes a sit-in rapid charger.


  • Full keypad to input the channel or frequency directly
  • Exclusive button for 121.5MHz emergency channel
  • Side tone function to hear your own voice via a third party aviation headset
  • LCD backlight for night time operation
  • ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction
  • Low battery indication and beep alert
  • Adjustable microphone gain setting
  • BNC type antenna connector
  • IP67 waterproof
  • 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz channel spacing
  • Internal VOX capability
  • Weather alert
  • 1500 mW loud audio provides clear communication
  • 6 W (PEP)/ 1.8 W (carrier) RF output power
  • Larger capacity battery pack provides 17 hours* of long battery life
  • * With BP-280 (P/N:11-17238). Typical operation with TX: RX: Standby = 5:5:90 (Bluetooth* OFF, backlight OFF)*


Frequency Coverage
Rx (Weather)

118.000每136.99166 MHz
108.000每136.99166 MHz
161.650每163.275 MHz
Type of emission 6K00A3E, 5K60A3E, 16K0G3E (Weather)
Channel spacing 8.33 kHz/25 kHz
No. of memory channels 200 channels
Antenna impedance 50次 (BNC type antenna connector)
Power supply requirement 7.2 V DC
Current drain (at 7.2 V DC)
Tx High
Rx Max. audio
Rx Stand-by

185 A
650 mA
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)
Output power (at 7.2 V DC) 6.0 W (PEP), 1.8 W (carrier)
Frequency stability ㊣0.4 kHz
Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 60% modulation)
Spurious emissions More than 46 dB*
Intermediate frequency

46.35 MHz
450 kHz
Sensitivity (typ)
COM (at 6dB S/N)
NAV (at 6dB S/N)
Weather (at 12dB SINAD)

Less than 0 dB米
Less than 3 dB米
Less than 每8 dB米
Squelch sensitivity (Threshold) Less than 0 dB米, Weather: Less than 每5 dB米
Hum and noise More than 35 dB (at 30% modulation)
Spurious response More than 60 dB, Weather: More than 30 dB
Audio output power
Internal speaker
External speaker
1500 mW typical
More than 350 mW
(AM 8 次 60% modulation at 10% distortion)
Ext. speaker connector 3 conductor 3.5 (d) mm
*Except operating frequency ㊣62.5 kHz in 25 kHz channel spacing, and operating frequency ㊣20.825 kHz in 8.33 kHz channel spacing.

In The Box

  • IC-A16 VHF Air Band Transceiver
  • BP-280 battery pack
  • BC-213 rapid charger
  • BC-123SA AC adapter
  • FA-B02AR antenna
  • MB-133 belt clip
  • Hand strap
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Q: I have bluetooth capable hearing aids. I can pair my Iphone and other devices to my hearing aids. Can I pair this radio to my hearing aids via blue tooth?

Yes, this can be paired to all Bluetooth capable devices.

Q: How many devices can be paired with this Icom A16B radio via Bluetooth?

Per the installation manual, you can pair a maximum of 4 Bluetooth headsets to the transceiver.

Q: Can the IC-A16B pair with the Bose A20 Headset?

Yes, it can pair with the Bluetooth version of the Bose A20.

Q: How does this transceiver IC-A16B transmit and receive communication handsfree?

Transmit and receive communication is done by Bluetooth. Icom offers a Bluetooth headset VS-3.

Q: How does a Lightspeed or Bose bluetooth headset transmit via Bluetooth? Do you still need a PTT?

Per the installation manual, you would use the PTT on the radio itself.

Q: Which cable should I buy to connect the IC-16 to my dual-com II?

You will need part number 11-15896 for the A16.

Q: Will this A16B radio, hooked up directly to a 12 volt power source operate properly?

Per the instruction manual, the radio should not be powered on while charging as it can damage the unit

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