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RRP £737.50 excl. VAT

Icom’s IC-A120E ground-based panel-mount vehicle Airband radio is the successor to the bestselling IC-A110EURO Airband transceiver.  This model is aimed at airport ground crew vehicles, this model features both 8.33kHz and 25kHz channel spacing, plus the latest noise cancelling and Bluetooth technology.

200 Memory Channels with Channel Name

The IC-A120E has 200 memory channels to store often used frequencies with 12-character channel name.  With a high contrast dot matrix display, operating channels can be selected quickly and recognized easily.  You can instantly program memory channels without requiring PC programming.

Active Noise Cancelling

Built-in active noise cancelling reduces background noise to up to 90% of the received signal and 30% in the transmitted signal. In addition, The ANL (Automatic Noise Limiter) reduces pulse-type noise such as an engine ignition. These functions are effective in extremely noisy airport environments full of aircraft noise.

Optional Bluetooth Unit

When the optional UT-133 Bluetooth unit is installed, the IC-A120E can be used with a third-party wireless Bluetooth headset.  When used the optional VS-3 Bluetooth headset, the side tone function is available for monitoring own transmitted voice.

Side Tone Function

When using a third-party headset with the optional OPC-871A headset adapter, the side tone function allows you to monitor your own transmitted voice via the connected headset.  Even when using a hand microphone, your voice can be monitored from the headset.

IP54 Dust-Protection and Water Resistance

The IC-A120 has IP54 dust-protection and water resistance, allowing it to be used in wet and dusty conditions.

Optional Speaker-Microphone, HM-217

You can pull the speaker-microphone close to your ear to listen to received voice in noisy environments.  The programmable buttons (P1/P2) on the front panel can be used as a shortcut to activate frequently used functions.

Convenient ON-Hook Scan Functions

The ON-Hook scan function automatically starts scanning when the hand microphone is hooked on the microphone hanger.  The ON-Hook dual watch function checks the priority and operating channels alternatively while ON-Hook.  When you take the microphone OFF-Hook, the scanning stops at the priority channel or displayed channel, according to the pre-programming.

Other Features
  • 12- and 24-volt system compatible
  • 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz channel spacing
  • Side tone function with optional OPC-871A
  • Priority scan and Dual watch function
  • Power on Password protection
  • CI-V command for external control
  • VE-PG4 RoIP gateway for interconnect with other radio systems and/or other audio devices


Frequency range

Airband channels

TX/RX (118.000 – 136.9920 MHz)

200 channels

8.33kHz/25kHz channel spaced

Power output

36W (P.EP.), 9.0W (Carrier)

Programmable buttons


Emergency button



None, front panel keys for common functions


1 line back lit LCD with a second upper icon line, supports 12-character channel names.


1.5kg (with BP-280)

Dimensions H x W x D

45mm x 161mm x 193mm


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

Priority and dual watch

Call types

Standard PTT calling

Speech Encryption


User Environment

Special Function(s)

Optional Bluetooth headset connectivity (with the accessory), 200 channels with 12-character channel alias.  Active noise cancelling technology.  Automatic noise limiter (ANL) reduces pulse type noise such as engine ignition.

IP Rating



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: “This model along with its predecessors are great work horses, robust and reliable.”

ICOM IC-A120E Leaflet


ICOM IC-A120E Manual


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