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ICOM IC-A220T

ICOM IC-A220T

RRP £1,495.00 excl. VAT

The IC-A220T is Icom’s next generation 8.33kHz air band panel mount radio.  The long-awaited successor to the manufacturer’s celebrated IC-A200, which was hugely popular with pilots, is now TSO / ETSO approved* and available for sale.  The new IC-A220T provides effective radio communication in the air and features a slim stylish design, bright white display, enhanced squelch control and easy installation for pilots.

Further information about TSO/ETSO approval

  1. The IC-A220T radio is TSO certified for a Class 23 (CS-23A) fixed wing aircraft – Normal Category airplane 1494 registered in the UK as of 1st Jan 2016. Following an agreement between EASA and the FAA, from the 2nd March 2016, each organisation now mutually recognises TSO/ETSO approvals for certain aircraft products, which includes VHF radio communications equipment. In Europe there is no longer a requirement for a manufacturer to separately approve a piece of equipment that holds a TSO; the equipment can be installed and used as if it has the corresponding EASA approval. Further details on the scheme are on the EASA website.
  2. Click on ‘TSO Index of Articles’ for approval details and number for the IC-A220T.
  3. An ‘Authorised Release Certificate’ (FAA Form 8130-3, Airworthiness Approval Tag) will be included in the box of the IC-A220T.

Available on back-order

White OLED Display and White Key Backlight

Operating information is clearly shown on the OLED display.  The IC-A220T has a bright organic light emitting diode (OLED) display with a very wide 170 degree viewing angle.  White characters on a black background clearly show easy to read operating information.  With white key backlighting, the white OLED display matches in with a modern plane’s instrument panel.  In addition, the auto dimmer function adjusts the display for optimum brightness, day or night.

Backwards Compatible with Standard Panel Radio Slot

The IC-A220T has the same dimensions as many previous panel mount radios such as the popular IC-A200.  It can be installed into a standard panel radio slot allowing for a trouble-free upgrade.  The radio also features a standard D-SUB 25 connector on the rear panel.

8.33 kHz Channel Spacing

The IC-A220T allows switching between 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz frequency steps in the menu mode.

Easy Channel Selection

Selecting any of the memory channels in the IC-A220T is really easy.  The “flip-flop” arrow button switches between main and stand-by channels.  The dual watch function allows you to monitor two channels simultaneously.  In addition, the auto stack memory stores the last 20 channels used and allows you to recall those channels easily.

Automatic Squelch Function

The new automatic squelch function detects the signal level and automatically adjusts the squelch level to maintain a received call.  The manual squelch function allows you to instantly adjust the squelch level.  The squelch test function manually opens the squelch for testing.

12V/24V DC Power Source

The built-in DC-DC converter accepts a 12/24V DC power source.  The IC-A220T is easily installed in most air planes or ground support vehicles.

Intercom Functions

The IC-A220T has a built-in voice activated intercom function allowing the pilot to talk with the co-pilot via the headset.  The IC-A220T has adjustable audio level and squelch control functions.

Other Features

20 regular memory channels with a 6-character channel name

  • 50 group memory channels (10 Ch × 5 groups) with a channel tag
  • Dual watch and priority watch functions
  • One touch access to the 121.5 MHz emergency frequency
  • Side tone function for monitoring your voice with a headset
  • ANL (Automatic noise limiter) function reduces pulse type noise
  • Remote control capability
  • Time-out-timer
  • Slim 34mm (1.34 inch) height can be installed in a limited panel space
  • D-Sub 25-pin industry standard connector for easy installation
  • Two types of menu mode; settings menu and configuration menu

Specification

Frequency range

Airband channels

8.33kHz – TX/RX (118.000 – 136.9920 MHz)

25kHz – TX/RX (118.000 – 136.9750 MHz)

RX weather channel (161.650 – 163.275MHz)

20 regular memory, 20 history

50 Group memory, 10 weather

8.33kHz/25kHz channel spaced

Power output

8.0W (Carrier)

Programmable buttons

None

Emergency button

One touch access to the 121.5 MHz emergency frequency

Keypad

None

Display

1 line back lit white OLED with a second upper and lower icon line, 6 character channel name

Weight

1.2kg

Dimensions H x W x D

34mm x 160mm x 271mm

Technology

System types

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

Scan types

Dual watch and Priority watch

Call types

Standard PTT calling

Speech Encryption

None

User Environment

Special Function(s)

Intercom function allowing Pilot to talk to co-pilot via headset.  Dual watch and priority functions.  TSO Spec including the reduced 9V power supply operation.  External Dimmer control can be connected to the dimmer control on the aircraft.

IP Rating

MIL-810G along with C, D, E and F

Warranty

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.

Review

What we think

Jason from Service Team: “I have not seen this model yet but the spec and price indicate it clearly for the professional market with all the features expected.”

ICOM IC-A220T Leaflet

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ICOM IC-A220T Manual

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