Icom IC-A24

Icom IC-A24

The pilot’s favorite handhend is here!

Easy to use while flying

Simple one-handed operation is the most essential feature of the IC-A24/A6. The well labeled, large keypad provides user friendly operation. The large display shows both letters and numbers and is easy to see, making for fast frequency recognition. The display is backlit, and so is the keypad. The light stays on until you turn it off a very handy feature for fl ying at night.

“Flip-flop” channel recall

The IC-A24/A6 stores the last 10 channels used. You can easily recall those channels by pushing the “flip-flop” recallFlip-flop buttons on the front panel. It is convenient for switching between several channels, such as NAV and COM channels.

VOR navigation*


The IC-A24 has VOR navigation functions. The DVOR mode shows the radial to or from a VOR station and the CDI mode shows the course deviation to/from a VOR station. You can also input your intended radial to/from the VOR station and show the course deviation on the display. In the USA version, the duplex operation allows you to call a COM channel, while you are using VOR navigation.
(* IC-A24 only) 

External DC power jack

An external DC power jack allows for operation with the wall charger, BC-167 or the cigarette lighter cable, CP-20. When the battery pack is installed, simultaneous charging during operation is also possible. In addition, an optional battery case, BP-208N, is available.

Other features

  • 8.33kHz channel spacing (Depending on version)
  • IPX4 Water resistant construction
  • 200 memory channels (20 Ch × 10 banks) with 6 character names
  • Dedicated 121.5MHz emergency key
  • Side tone function allows you to hear your own voice via an external aviation headset.
  • NOAA marine weather channels
  • Tag scanning and memory bank scanning
  • ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction





Frequency range Tx 118.000–136.9917 MHz
Rx 108.000-136.9917MHz
Number of memory channels 200ch (20ch × 10 banks)
Channel spacing
(depending on version)
25kHz/8.33kHz or 25kHz
Power supply requirements 7.2V DC (Battery pack),
11.0V DC (External DC jack)
Current drain Tx 1.8A (25kHz/8.33kHz version) 
1.5A typ. (25kHz version)
Rx Stand-by 70mA typ.
Max. audio 500mA (25kHz/8.33kHz version)
300mA typ. (25kHz version)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections are not included)
54×129.3×35.5 mm;
2.13×5.09×1.4 in
Weight 430g; 15.2oz
(with BP-210N and antenna)
Operating temperature range –10°C to +60°C (USA/GEN)
–10°C to +50°C (AUS)
Frequency stability ±1 ppm (25kHz/8.33kHz version)
±5 ppm (25kHz version)





RF output power (PEP/Carrier) 5.0/1.5W typ. (USA/GEN)
3.6/1.0W typ. (AUS)
Microphone impedance 100kΩ





Sensitivity COM (at 6dB S/N)
1μV (25kHz/8.33kHz version)
0.5μV typ. (25kHz version) 

NAV (at 6dB S/N)
1μV (25kHz/8.33kHz version)
0.71μV typ. (25kHz version)

WX (at 12dB SINAD)
0.4μV (25kHz/8.33kHz version)
0.22μV typ. (25kHz version)

Selectivity 6dB: 2.778/7.5kHz (8.33kHz/25kHz)
60dB: 7.37/25kHz (8.33kHz/25kHz)
Spurious response rejection COM/NAV 60dB
WX 30dB
Audio output power
(at 10% distortion with an 8Ω)
470mW typ. (8.33kHz/25kHz version)
500mW typ. (25kHz version)

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

Standard MIL-810 F
Method, Proc.
Low Pressure Storage 500.4 I
Low Pressure Operation 500.4 II
High Temperature Storage 501.4 I
High Temperature Operation 501.4 II
Low Temperature Storage 502.4 I
Low Temperature Operation 502.4 II
Temperature Shock 503.4 I
Solar Radiation 505.4 I
Rain Drip 506.4 III
Humidity 507.4
Salt Fog 509.4
Dust Blowing 510.4 I
Vibration 514.5 I
Shock Functional 516.5 I
Shock Transit Drop 516.5 IV


Icom IC-A120

Icom IC-A120

Top Performance Mobile Airband Radio with Active Noise Cancelling and Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity

High Visibility, Simple Operation

The full dot-matrix LCD allows for high visibility and clearly shows alphanumeric characters and icons. Programming memory channels and other radio settings can be simply made from the front panel by radio users. These customizing functions can also be restricted, depending on the radio settings.

Optional Bluetooth® Headset Connectivity

With the optional UT-133A Bluetooth® unit, the IC-A120 can be used with a third-party wireless Bluetooth® headset. Also, using the optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset, the side tone function is available.

Active Noise Cancelling (ANC)

The newly added built-in ANC reduces background noise in the received and transmitting signals. This function is effective in extremely noisy airport environments full of aircraft noise. The automatic noise limiter (ANL)* reduces pulse-type noise such as engine ignition.

* The ANL and ANC functions cannot be used at the same time.

IP54 Dust-Protection and Water Resistance

The IC-A120 has IP54 dust-protection and water resistance. This construction allows for use in open-air vehicles.

Dualwatch and ON-Hook Scan Functions

The dualwatch function checks the priority and operating channels alternatively. The ON-Hook scan function automatically starts scanning when the hand microphone is hooked on the microphone hanger. When you take the microphone OFF hook, the scanning stops at the priority channel or displayed channel (according to the preprogramming).

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.

Optional Speaker-Microphone, HM-217

Listen to received audio through the HM-217’s built-in speaker. From the speaker-microphone’s front panel, access up/down buttons and two programmable buttons (P1/P2) which can be used as a shortcut to activate frequently used functions.

Other features

  • A total of 200 memory channels with 12-character channel names
  • Both 12- and 24- volt systems compatible
  • 8.33 kHz* and 25 kHz channel spacing
  • 36W (P.E.P.) RF output power
  • Dualwatch and priority scan functions
  • Power on password protection
  • PC programming capability
  • CI-V Commands for external control
  • VE-PG3 RoIP gateway for interconnect with other radio devices

* Use of 8.33 kHz channel spacing is prohibited in Canada

Supplied Accessories

  • Hand microphone, HM-216
  • DC power cable
  • Mounting bracket kit
  • Microphone hanger kit
  • Fuses




Frequency range (Tx/Rx) 118.000–136.992 MHz
Channel spacing 25kHz/8.33kHz
Type of emission 6K00A3E, 5K60A3E (FCC/EXP)
6K00A3E (Industry Canada)
Operating temperature range –30˚C to +60˚C; –22˚F to +140˚F
Frequency stability ±5ppm (–30˚C to +60˚C)
Antenna connector SO-239 (50Ω)
Number of memory channels 200 channels
Power supply requirements 13.75V/27.5V DC
Current drain
(at 13.75V)
Tx 5.0A (maximum)
Rx Stand-by 0.5A
Max. audio 4.0A
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections are not included)
161×45×175 (mm)
6.34×1.77×6.89 (in) (approximately)
Weight (approximately)  1.5kg; 3.3lb (main unit)




Output power (at 13.75V)
(Carrier Power)
9.0W typical 
10.0W maximum
Spurious emissions Less than –60dBc
Modulation 70% to 100%
Microphone impedance 600Ω




Intermediate frequencies 38.85MHz/450kHz (1st/2nd)
Sensitivity (at 6dB S/N) Less than 1μV
Selectivity 8.33kHz 2.778/7.37kHz (6dB/60dB)
25kHz 8/25kHz (6dB/60dB)
Spurious response rejection More than 74dBμ
Audio output power
(at 10% distortion, 
60% modulation)
Internal SP 
(8Ω load)
1.5W typical
External SP 
(8Ω load)
More than 10W
(500Ω load)
More than 100mW

Measurements made in accordance with FCC Part 87 and Industry Canada for USA version. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications & IP Rating

Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

Standard MIL-810 G
Method Procedure
Low Pressure 500.5 I, II
High Temperature 501.5 I, II
Low Temperature 502.5 I, II
Temperature Shock 503.5 I-C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Humidity 507.5 II
Vibration 514.6 I
Shock 516.6 I, IV

Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.

Applicable IP Rating

Ingress Protection Standard

Dust & Water IP54 (Dust-protection and water resistance)

Icom IC-A220

Icom IC-A220

Easy to install panel mount airband with white OLED display and white key backlight

High Visibility OLED Screen

Operating information is clearly shown on the OLED display.
The OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) emits light from itself, so a display backlight is not required. It provides higher contrast, wider viewing angle of almost 180 degrees and faster response time than a conventional LCD. The IC-A220’s display has a wide active area, operating frequencies’ characters can be maximized in the display, while operating status can be shown on both top and bottom of the display.

Large Switch Buttons

The IC-A220 has large switch buttons on the front panel. The most frequently used FLIP-FLOP (Frequency exchange) switch button is designed large enough to be pushed with ease. All switch buttons and knobs are illuminated with pure-white backlighting which are the same color as the OLED display.

TSO/ETSO Certification

The IC-A220 TSO version can be used as a primary VHF radio in general aviation (part 23) aircraft*. The IC-A220 TSO version is also accepted as an ETSO radio under the TSO/ETSO reciprocal acceptance policy.

* For more details, please see the Environmental Qualification Form on www.icomamerica.com

Auto Squelch Function

The squelch sensitivity is automatically adjusted in accordance with the noise level to eliminate annoying background noise and unwanted signals.

Quick Squelch Adjustment

The auto and manual squelch including squelch level can be quickly accessed with the Volume knob. The squelch test function temporarily opens the squelch and allows you to monitor signals.

Auto Dimmer

The auto dimmer function sets display and key backlighting brightness. The IC-A220’s high sensitivity light sensor covers a wide illumination range.

External Dimmer Control

By connecting to an external dimmer control system on the aircraft, the IC-A220’s dimmer function can be linked with the aircraft dimmer level. The external dimmer control can be used on either 13.8 V or 27.5 V electrical systems.

Intercom Function

The IC-A220 has a built-in voice activated intercom function allowing the pilot to talk with the copilot via the headset. The IC-A220 has adjustable audio level and squelch control functions.

Memory Channels

The IC-A220 has 20 memory channels and 20 history memory channels respectively. Often used memory channels can be instantly recalled. Group memory channels are organized into 10 memory channels by 5 groups (total 50 channels). Weather channel scanning function searches for weather channel signals.

8.33 kHz Channel Spacing

The IC-A220 allows switching between 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz frequency steps in the menu mode.

* Use of 8.33 kHz channel spacing may be prohibited depending on country.

Remote Control Capability

You can remotely control the FLIP-FLOP (frequency exchange), intercom and recall switches via the rear panel connector.

9 V Power Supply Operation

As the TSO specifications require, the radio continues to work with the reduced power supply voltage.

Configuration Menu

To improve operability, menu items are divided into two modes, a settings menu and a configuration menu. Seldom-changed settings can be set in the configuration menu, while normal settings can be made in the settings menu.

Other features

  • Dualwatch and priority watch functions
  • One touch access to 121.5 MHz emergency frequency
  • Both 13.8 V and 27.5 V electrical systems compatible
  • Side tone function for monitoring your voice with a headset
  • ANL (Automatic noise limiter) function reduces pulse type noise
  • D-SUB 25-pin connector and MIL-Spec M39029/63-368 compliant socket pins
  • Slim 33 mm (1.3 inch) height can be installed in a limited panel space


Rear panel view




Frequency coverage Tx/Rx 8.33kHz spacing 118.000–136.992MHz
25kHz spacing 118.000–136.975MHz
Rx: Weather channel 161.650–163.275MHz
Frequency spacing 8.33kHz / 25kHz
Mode AM (6K00A3E, 5K60A3E)
Frequency stability ±5 ppm
Operating temperature range –20°C to +55°C; –4˚F to +131˚F
Antenna impedance 50Ω
Number of memory channels 20 regular, 50 group memory, 
20 history, 10 weather channels
Power supply requirements 13.8V/27.5V DC
(Negative ground)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections are not included)
160×34×271 mm
6.3×1.34×10.67 in
Weight 1.2 kg; 2.65 lb ±10%
Certification TSO-C128a, TSO-C169a




Output power 8 W (Carrier power)
Spurious emission –60 dBc
Modulation limiting 70% (Maximum 98%)
Microphone impedance 600Ω




Intermediate frequencies 38.85 MHz/450 kHz (1st/2nd)
Sensitivity AM (6dB S/N) Less than 2μV
FM (12dB SINAD) Less than 1.4μV
Selectivity 25kHz spacing ±3kHz/±22kHz (6dB/60dB)
8.33kHz spacing ±2.778kHz/±7.37kHz (6dB/60dB)
Spurious response rejection More than 74dBμ
Audio output power External SP 5W with a 4Ω load
Headphone 60mW with a 500Ω load

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

MIL-810 G
Low Pressure 500.5 I,II
High Temperature 501.5 I,II
Low Temperature 502.5 I,II
Temperature Shock 503.5 I-C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Humidity 507.5 II
Vibration 514.6 I
Shock 516.6 I

Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.