Note: this product is no longer available - a revised version might become available again at a later date, but for now, ICOM recommends the new improved IC-A25CE/A25NE
ICOM IC- A6E – Portable VHF COM Transceiver
This new version of the popular IC-A6E is identical to its predecessor but now features 5W output power and 25kHz/8.33kHz dual channel spacing as well as a completely renewed style with a large LCD and speaker. It offers simple operation by way of a minimum of practical functions. With its stylish design and reliable performance, the IC- A6E series is a fitting successor to the award winning IC-A23 / IC-A5.
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 back lit, and so is the keypad. The light stays on until you turn it off- a very handy feature for flying at night. On the side of the radio, it has a non-slip slit to prevent accidental dropping.
"Flip-Flop Plus" channel recall
The IC-A24/A6 stores the last 10 channels used. You can easily recall those channels by pushing the "flip-flop" recall buttons on the front panel. It is convenient for switching between several channels, such as NAV and COM channels.
External DC power jack
An external DC power jack allows for operation with the included wall charger, BC-110 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.
Water resistant construction
The water resistant construction provides reliable operation in wet conditions. Equivalent to IPX4 (IEC Standard Publication 529 IPX4 - protection against water splashed from any direction).
Large Alphanumeric LCD:
For the function display, a 6-character 14-segment alphanumeric LCD is employed to make a variety of information visually recognizable immediately. An automatic LCD backlight is standard for night time operation. Channel recall function: New for the IC-A24/A6, this function automatically memorized the last 10 used channels. You can easily recall those channels by pushing the recall buttons on the front panel. It is very convenient for switching between several channels at a time, such as NAV channels and COM channels etc.
Dedicated 121.5MHz Emergency Key:
A dedicated red emergency key programmed with a 121.5MHz homing frequency is equipped to give you extra confidence in the event of an emergency.
Large 200 Memory Channel Capacity With Memory Banks:
A total of 200 memory channels can be named with a 6-character channel name for easy recognition. By grouping these channels into 10 memory banks, quick and easy operation is possible.
Side Tone Function:
The side tone function allows you to hear your own voice via a headset. By monitoring your own voice, this function eliminates unnecessary shouting on a noisy runway. Side tone level is adjustable from the transceiver. (Headset Adapter Cable and external aviation headset are required.)
Variety Of Scanning Functions:
The COM band scan checks all of the busy COM band channels, and the memory scan checks the tagged memory channels. Weather channel scan is also possible.
- NOAA Weather Channels
- 5W (PEP) Output Power
- Low Battery Indication & Over Voltage Alert
- BNC Type Antenna Connector
- Keypad Backlighting
- ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) reduces noise components