Icom IC-A16E VHF Airband Handheld Transceiver - Australian version

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Icom IC-A16E VHF Airband Handheld Transceiver - Australian version

**Beware of other shops who may supply a different version this radio without the specific Australian requirements.

**All our radios are approved for use by ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) and have the Australian Type Approval "C Tick" marking on each unit. Only radios which are sourced through Icom Australia have this marking.

**Penalties apply for using radios which are not approved in Australia.

2 versions in stock. With Bluetooth feature and Non Bluetooth version

8.33/25 kHz Ground to Air Radio with Class Leading 1500mW Powerful Audio

  • Non-Bluetooth variant
  • 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz channel spacing
  • 1500 mW loud audio provides clear communications
  • 6W (PEP) output power
  • Long Battery Hours
  • Compact, waterproof durable body
  • Auto Noise Limiter (ANL) for noise reduction
  • Internal VOX capability
  • 200 memory channels with 8 character names
  • BNC type antenna connector


Frequency range TX: 118.000–136.99166 MHz
RX: 108.000–136.99166 MHz
RX (Weather): 161.650–163.275 MHz
Number of memory channels 200 channels
Channel spacing 8.33 kHz/25 kHz
Type of emission 6K00A3E, 5K60A3E, 16K0G3E (Weather)
Power supply requirement 7.2 V DC
Current drain (approximate) TX High 1.8 A
Rx Stand-by 65 mA typical
Max. audio 650 mA
Antenna impedance 50 Ω (BNC type antenna connector)
Operating temperature range –10˚C to +60˚C, 14˚F to +140˚F
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included) 52.2 × 111.8 × 34.1 mm,
2.1 × 4.4 × 1.3 in (with BP-280)
Weight (approximate) 257 g, 9.1 oz (with BP-280)
Output power (at 7.2 V DC) 6.0 W (PEP), 1.8 W (carrier)
Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 60% modulation)
Spurious emissions More than 46 dB*
Frequency stability ±0.4 kHz
Intermediate frequencies
46.35 MHz (1st), 450 kHz (2nd)

Sensitivity COM: Less than 0 dBμ (at 6 dB S/N)
NAV: Less than 3 dBμ (at 6 dB S/N)
Weather: Less than –8 dBμ (at 12 dB SINAD)
Squelch sensitivity (Threshold) Less than 0 dBμ,
Weather: Less than –5 dBμ
Spurious response More than 60 dB,
Weather: More than 30 dB
Ham and noise More than 35 dB (at 30% modulation)
Audio output power INT SP 1500 mW typical
EXT SP More than 350 mW
(AM 8 Ω 60% modulation at 10% distortion)
External speaker connector 3 conductor 3.5 (d) mm

What's in the box?

  • BP-280 Battery Pack
  • BC-213 Rapid Charger
  • BC-123 SV AC Adapter for BC-213
  • FA-B02AR Antenna
  • MB-133 Belt Clip
  • Hand Strap

Note - 2 versions in stock. With Bluetooth feature and Non Bluetooth version

We have moved!

Downunder Pilot Shop has recently merged with Concept Aviation and moved both companies into a new retail & warehouse location in Bankstown Aerodrome. See the Contact Us page for more info.

We proudly use Australia Post

95% of orders are shipped out on the same day when made before 4pm AEST.

Shipping Costs:

Local Sydney* shipping: $9.95 flat rate

Rest of Australia, based on order value:
Under $20 - $15.95
$20 - $99.99 - $12.95
$100 - $199.99 - $10.95
Over $200 shipping is FREE!

Domestic Delivery Times:

1-3 days for most Metro deliveries
3-7 days for rural deliveries
Can be up to 10 days for very remote areas of Australia


You can pickup your order from our store at Bankstown Aerodrome, NSW. See Contact Us page for our location and opening hours.

PO Boxes

We can deliever to PO Boxes with Australia Post

International Shipping

shipping will be calculated at the checkout.
All duty and customs charges are the responsibility of the customer

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*Local Sydney shipping is based on a 35km radius from our location. This covers most of metro Sydney.