1 Bewicke St, Wallsend, NE28 6SR



RRP £248.00 excl. VAT

The IC-A16E 8.33/25 kHz ground to air support radio complements our growing 8.33kHz range of Airband radios.  The IC-A16E air band transceiver has been specifically designed for airside ground crew who provide aviation support.

  • Designed for ground crew who work in airports, airfield and who provide aviation support
  • 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz channel spacing
  • 1500 mW loud audio provides clear communication
  • Built-in Bluetooth for Hands-Free Operation
  • Large capacity battery pack provides 17 hours* of long battery life

* Typical operation with Tx: Rx (Max.audio): standby=5:5:90. (Bluetooth OFF)

  • 6 W (PEP) RF output power
  • Compact, waterproof, durable body (IP67 and MIL-STD-810-G)
  • LCD and keypad backlight for night time operation
  • Compatible with third-party aviation headsets (Optional OPC-2401 headset adapter is required)
Other Features
  • Auto Noise Limiter (ANL) for noise reduction
  • Side Tone function
  • Internal VOX capability
  • 200 memory channels with 8-character names
  • BNC type antenna connector


Frequency range

Airband channels

TX/RX (118.000 – 136.9920 MHz)

200 channels

8.33kHz/25kHz channel spaced

Power output

6.0W (PEP), 1.8W (carrier)

Programmable buttons


Emergency button



Full numeric backlit keypad, up and down controls along with Memory and clear buttons


1 line back lit LCD with a second upper icon line, supports 8-character channel names.


257g (with BP-280)

Dimensions H x W x D

With BP-280 – 111.8mm x 52.2mm x 34.1mm


System types

Conventional analogue Airband with the new 8.33kHz channel spacing, quick access to channels (either via channel selector or memory access)

Scan types


Call types

Standard PTT calling

Speech Encryption


User Environment

Special Function(s)

Class leading 1500mW Powerful audio capabilities, designed for ground crew, large capacity 2400mA Li-Ion battery pack, compact, waterproof and durable.  Compatible with 3rd party aviation headsets when uses with the optional OPC-2401 adapter.  Great night time features using the backlit keypad and screen.

IP Rating

IP67 and MIL-STD-810-G


Standard warranty

1 years

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Please see our comprehensive SLA options.  SLA’s are normally customised to a customer’s needs and not to ours.


What we think

Jason from Service Team: “An affordable entry level hand portable unit, this model supersedes and improves upon many of the previous models, a good accessory choice.”

ICOM IC-A16E Leaflet


ICOM IC-A16E Manual


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