Icom IC-A120
ICOM VHF Air Band Transceiver- IC-A120


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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.

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

Supplied Accessories

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

General

 

IC-A120

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)

Transmitter

 

IC-A120

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

Receiver

 

IC-A120

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
Headphone
(500Ω load)
More than 100mW

Applicable IP Rating

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

Ingress Protection Standard

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


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