ICOM VHF Air Band Transceiver - IC-A220

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Innovation at it's Best. OLED Screen with Easy Installation

High Visibility OLED Screen

Operating information is clearly shown on the OLED display.The OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) emits light from itself, soa display backlight is not required. It provides higher contrast, widerviewing angle of almost 180 degrees and faster response time thana conventional LCD. The IC-A220's display has a wide active area,allowing operating frequencies to be maximized in the display, whileoperating 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.

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 adjusted with the Volume knob. The squelch test function temporarily opens the squelch and allows you to monitor signals

GPS Memory Function

When connected to an external GPS receiver* equipped with an airport frequency database, the frequency data such as nearby airports can be transferred and made available in the IC-A220.

Optional Power Supply PS-80 for the Ground

When combined with the IC-A220, the optional PS-80 power supply provides a convenient base station operation on the ground. The PS-80 includes built-in speaker and HM-176 hand microphone.

Auto Dimmer

The auto dimmer function sets display and key backlighting brightness. The ICA220’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 ICA220’s dimmer function can be linked with the aircraft dimmer level.

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.

Remote Control Capability

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

8.33 kHz Channel Spacing

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

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 five groups (total 50 channels). Weather channel scanning function searches for weather channel signals.

Other features

  • Dualwatch and priority watch functions
  • One touch access to 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
  • PC programming capability
  • Dial lock and panel lock
  • Time-out-timer
  • 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
  • Two types of menu mode; settings menu and configuration menu
  • Both 13.8 V and 27.5 V electrical systems compatible





Frequency range 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 ±5ppm
Operating temperature –20˚C to +55˚C; –4˚F to +131˚F
Antenna impedance 50 Ω
Number of memory channels 20 regular, 50 group memory, 10 GPS, 20 history, 10 weather
Power supply requirement 13.8 V/27.5 V DC (Negative ground)
Dimensions (W × H × D,
Projections not included)
160 × 34 × 271 mm;
6.3 × 1.34 × 10.67 in
Weight (approximately) 1.0kg; 2.2lb




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 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

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