Next Generation Icom Air Band Radio with Built-in GPS and Bluetooth®
6 Watts High RF Output Power
For expanded communication coverage, output power has been increased to approximately 6 W typical (PEP)/ 1.8 W typical (carrier) compared to the IC-A24E (5/1.5 W PEP/carrier).
* Photo is of the IC-A25NE. Often used functions are assigned to the keypad and you can directly access a desired function. The enlarged flat sheet keypad offers smooth and swift operation.
2.3 inch Large High Visibility LCD
The 2.3 inch large, high contrast and high visible LCD displays user-friendly, graphic screens and ensures good readability under direct sunlight. The operating frequency in large characters can be recognized at a glance. In addition, the night mode option enables easy viewing in low light conditions.
“Flip-Flop” Channel Recall
Recall channel screen The IC-A25NE/CE stores the last 10 channels used. You can easily recall those channels by using the directional keys, the channel knoband the 10 keypad. This is convenient for switching between several channels, such as NAV and COM channels. In addition, you can freely edit (replace, delete, change order) the stored recall channels.
Built-in Bluetooth® for Hands-Free Operation (for IC-A25NE)
A third-party wireless Bluetooth® headset, like a 3M™ Peltor™ WS™ 5*, provides convenient hands-free operation. Also, by using the optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset, the side tone function can be used.
* Compatibility not guaranteed.
Intelligent Battery with Detailed Battery Status
information screen The supplied BP-288, 2350 mAh typical intelligent battery pack, provides up to 10.5 hours* of operating time. You can check the condition of the battery pack in the battery status screen. It is very useful for optimum charging and battery health maintenance.
* Typical operation with Tx: Rx (Max.audio): standby=5:5:90. (Bluetooth OFF, GPS ON)
- IP57 dust-protection and waterproof construction
- Operate with six AA size alkaline batteries with the BP-289 battery case
- BNC antenna
- 121.5 MHz emergency key
- Priority watch
- VFO scan, memory channel scan, priority scan
- ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction
- Side tone function enables you to hear your own voice from an external aviation headset
- Internal VOX capability
- 300 memory channels (in 15 memory groups) with 12 character names
- 8.33 kHz channel spacing
VOR Navigation Functions (for IC-A25NE)
VOR screen The CDI (Course Deviation Indicator) is detailed like a real VOR instrument, and displays any deviation from your course.
The OBS (Omni Bearing Selector) enables you to change course from the original flight plan.
The TO-FROM indicator shows the position relationship between your aircraft and the course selected by the OBS.
The ABSS (Automatic Bearing Set System) function enables you to set the current course as a new course in two simple steps.
Near Station Search Function (for IC-A25NE)
Near station search
function screen The near station search function assists you in accessing nearby ground stations. The function searches for nearby stations using the station memories that have GPS position information. To use the near station search function, position data and frequencies of the ground stations must be programmed.
Built-in GPS Receiver with Simplified Waypoint NAV (for IC-A25NE)
Waypoint NAV screen The simplified waypoint NAV guides you to a destination by using current position information from GPS (also GLONASS and SBAS). The waypoint NAV has two functions: Direct-To NAV and Flight Plan NAV. Up to 10 flight plans and 300 waypoints can be memorized in the IC-A25NE.
Flight Plans with Android™ /iOS™ App (for IC-A25NE)
Using the RS-AERO1A (Android) or RS-AERO1I (iOS) application, you can make flight plans on an Android/iOS device and import the plan into the IC-A25NE via Bluetooth. The following four functions are available: Create a flight plan, set Direct-To NAV, display flight plan information and display waypoint information.
RS-AERO1I map screen
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* Additional certification may be required for some countries. Enquire with your local authority for details.
|NAV and COM||NAV and COM channels||COM channels|
|Frequency range||Tx||118.000–136.992 MHz|
|Rx||108.000–136.992 MHz||118.000–136.992 MHz|
|Number of memory channels||300 channels/15 groups|
|Channel spacing||25/8.33 kHz|
|Type of emission||6K80A3E, 5K00A3E|
|Power supply requirement||7.2 V DC (BP-288), 11.0 V DC (External DC Jack)|
|Current drain (approximately)||Tx High||Less than 1.8 A|
|Rx Max. audio/Stand-by||Less than 500 mA
90 mA typ. (GPS, Bluetooth, Light: OFF)
|Antenna impedance||50 Ω|
|Operating temperature range||−20 °C to +55 °C|
(W × H × D;)
(Projections not included)
|58.9 × 148.4 × 31.8 mm|
|Weight (approximately)||340 g (with BP-288)|
|Output power (at 7.2 V DC)||6.0/1.8 W (PEP/carrier)|
|Audio harmonic distortion||Less than 10% (at 85% modulation)|
|Harmonics Spurious emissions||Less than −36 dBm
(except operationg frequency ±1 MHz)
|Frequency stability||±1 ppm|
|Intermediate frequencies||46.35 MHz/450 kHz (1st/2nd)|
(6 dB S/N)
|Less than 0 dBμ|
(12 dB SINAD)
|Less than 0 dBμ (with CCITT filter)|
|Squelch sensitivity (at threshold)||Less than 0 dBμ|
|Adjacent channel rejection||More than 60 dB|
|Spurious response||More than 70 dB|
|Hum and noise||More than 40 dB (at 90% modulation)|
|Audio output power||More than 350 mW typ.
(8 Ω load/60% modulation at 10% distortion)
|Ext. speaker connector||3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1⁄8ʺ)/8 Ω|
Measurements made in accordance with EN300 676-2.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Applicable U.S. Military Specifications & IP Rating
Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.
Applicable U.S. Military Specifications
|Low Pressure||500.5||I, II|
|High Temperature||501.5||I, II|
|Low Temperature||502.5||I, II|
|Rain Blowing/Drip||506.5||I, III|
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810 -C, -D, -E and -F.
Applicable IP Rating
|Ingress Protection Standard|
|Dust & Water||IP57 (Dust-protection and Waterproof* protection)
* One meter depth for 30 minutes.
Some functions and options will be available in the future.
BATTERY PACK AND CASE
Li-ion 7.2 V 2200 mAh (min.) 2350 mAh (typ.). IP57 protection.
Battery case 6 × AA (LR6). IP54 protection.
Charges the BP-288 in approximately 3 hours.
CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE
To operate from a 12 or 24 V DC power source socket.
LEATHER BELT HANGERS
The side tone function when connected to radio.
HEADSET ADAPTER CABLE
USB type. OPC-2144 plug adapter cable required.
Slim-L type adapter cable.
Same as supplied.
Android™ application software for flight planning.
Download from Google Play™.
iOS™ application software for flight planning.
Download from AppStore℠.
Programming software for Windows® PC.
Download from Icom website.