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VHF ICOM A15

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ICOM A15 is easy to use, rugged and compact with 700mW loud audio. The IC-A15 full keypad type allows you to input the channel or frequency directly and has an exclusive button for the 121.5MHz emergency channel. The IC-A15 simple keypad type provides simpler operation with a minimum of buttons that is suitable for ground crews.

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Because air band radios are usually operated in high-noise environments, it is essential for the radio to provide loud and clear audio. The IC-A15 series employs a BTL amplifier that doubles the audio output, offering loud and clear audio that’ll cut through cabin or tarmac noise. 

The IC-A15 full keypad type allows you to input the channel or frequency directly and has an exclusive button for the 121.5MHz emergency channel. The IC-A15 simple keypad type provides simpler operation with a minimum of buttons that is suitable for ground crews.

The IC-A15 series is compact (only 120mm tall) and light weight (approx. 350g including antenna and BP-232N). The water resistant construction, equivalent to IPX4, provides reliable operation in wet conditions.

With the 2300mAh (typ.) large capacity Lithium- ion battery pack, BP-232H, the IC-A15 series provides stable output power and 20 hours long (approx.) operating time*. The BP-261, battery case takes 6 AA (LR6) alkaline cells for convenient battery backup.
* Typical operation, Tx:Rx: Stand-by=5:5:90.

A total of 200* memory channels can be named with an 8-character channel name for easy recognition. For fast and simple operation, these channels can be grouped into 10 memory banks*.
* IC-A15 only. The IC-A15S has 100 memory channels and memory banks are not available.

The battery charger, BC-179, securely holds and charges the radio, even in bumpy conditions. The cigarette lighter cable, CP-22, can be used with the BC-179.

Characteristics:

  • 5W typ. (PEP), 1.5W typ. (CW) output power
  • Side tone function allows you to hear your own voice via a third party aviation headset
  • LCD backlight for night time operation
  • ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction
  • Low battery indication and beep alert
  • Adjustable microphone gain setting
  • BNC type antenna connector
  • Frequency range: 118.000–136.975MHz (COM)
  • Number of memory channels: 200 channels  with 10 banks
  • Channel spacing: 25kHz
  • Power supply requirements: 7.4V DC (Icom battery pack)
  • Current drain: Tx: 1.5A typ. ; Rx: Stand-by: 50mA typ. ; Max. audio: 500mA typ.
  • Dimensions (W×H×D) (Projections are not included): 53×120×36.9 mm
  • Weight: 350g (with antenna and BP-232H)
  • Operating temperature range: –20°C to +55°C
  • Frequency stability: ±5ppm

Transmitter: 

  • RF output power: 5.0/1.5W typ. (PEP/CW)
  • Microphone impedance: 3-conductor 2.5 (d) mm (1/10”)/ 150Ω

Receiver: 

  • Sensitivity: –3dBμ typ. (at 12dB SINAD with CCITT)
  • Selectivity: 6dB (More than 7.5kHz) 60dB (Less than 25kHz)
  • Spurious response rejection: More than 70dB
  • Audio output power (at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load, 30% modulation): Internal speaker More than 700mW; External speaker More than 500mW

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VHF ICOM A15

VHF ICOM A15

ICOM A15 is easy to use, rugged and compact with 700mW loud audio. The IC-A15 full keypad type allows you to input the channel or frequency directly and has an exclusive button for the 121.5MHz emergency channel. The IC-A15 simple keypad type provides simpler operation with a minimum of buttons that is suitable for ground crews.

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