IC-A220 Icom

| abril 20, 2015

IC-A220 Icom

VHF Air Band Transceiver

IC-A220 Icom VHF Air Band Transceiver

Easy to install panel mount airband with white OLED display and white key backlight

White OLED Display and White Key Backlight

Operating information is clearly shown on the OLED display.
The IC-A220 has a bright organic light emitting diode (OLED) display with a very wide 170 degree viewing angle. White characters on a black background show clear easy to read operating information. With white key backlighting, the white OLED display matches modern plane’s instrument panel. In addition, the auto dimmer function adjusts the display for optimum brightness at day or night.

Easy Channel Selection

It’s fast and easy to select any of memory channels in the IC-A220. The “flip-flop” arrow button switches between main and stand-by channels. The dualwatch function allows you to monitor two channels simultaneously. In addition, the auto stack memory stores the last 20 channels used and allows you to recall those channels easily.

Automatic Squelch Function

The new automatic squelch function detects the signal level and automatically adjusts the squelch level to maintain a received call. The manual squelch function allows you to instantly adjust the squelch level. The squelch test function manually opens the squelch for testing.

12V/24V DC Power Source

The built-in DC-DC converter accepts a 12/24V DC power source. The IC-A220 is easily installed in most air planes or vehicles.

Intercom Functions

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.

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.

* Ask your dealer for available GPS receiver details.

Other features

  • 20 regular memory channels with a 6-character channel name
  • 50 group memory channels (10 Ch × 5 groups) with a channel tag
  • Automatic weather channel scanning and receive (USA version only)
  • Dualwatch and priority watch functions
  • One touch access to 121.5 MHz emergency frequency
  • Side tone function for monitoring your voice with headset
  • ANL (Automatic noise limiter) function reduces pulse type noise
  • Remote control capability
  • PC programming capability
  • Dial lock and panel lock
  • Time-out-timer
  • Slim 34mm (1.34 inch) height can be installed in a limited panel space
  • D-Sub 25-pin industry standard connector for easy installation
  • Two types of menu mode; settings menu and configuration menu


Rear panel view





Frequency range Tx/Rx 8.33kHz spacing 118.000–136.992MHz
25kHz spacing 118.000–136.975MHz
Rx: Weather channel 161.650–163.275MHz (USA only)
Number of memory channels 20 regular, 50 group, 10 GPS,
10 weather*, 20 auto stack memory
(* USA version only.)
Frequency spacing 8.33kHz / 25kHz
Power supply requirements 13.8V/27.5V DC
(Negative ground)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections are not included)
160×34×271 mm
6.3×1.34×10.67 in
Weight 1.0kg; 2.2lb
Operating temperature range –20°C to +55°C
Frequency stability ±5ppm




RF output power 8.0W typ. (Carrier power)
Microphone impedance 600Ω


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 rejection More than 74dBμ
Audio output power
(at 10% distortion)
External SP 5W with a 4Ω load
Headphone 60mW with a 500Ω load

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

The IC-A220 has been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

Standard MIL-810 F
Method, Proc.
Low Pressure Storage 500.5 I
Low Pressure Operation 500.5 II
High Temperature Storage 501.5 I
High Temperature Operation 501.5 II
Low Temperature Storage 502.5 I
Low Temperature Operation 502.5 II
Temperature Shock 503.5 I-C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Humidity 507.5 II
Vibration 514.6 I
Shock Functional 516.6 I

Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.
Measurements made in accordance with RTCA DO-186B for USA version.
All stated specifications are and subject to change without notice or obligation.


IC-220 Installation guide

IC-220 Instruction Manual

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