NOW CAA UK APPROVEDThe CAA have approved the new ICOM 8.33kHz Transceivers for use in the UK and with immediate effect pilots can use it on their Aircraft Radio Licence Application. THIS ONLY APPLIES TO THE NEW 8.33kHz VERSION
8.33kHz Funding Application
On 1 January 2018 the law changes and all aircraft operating in airspace that requires the carriage of a radio must have 8.33 kHz voice compatible equipment fitted and operational.
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On the outside the new models of the IC-A6 and IC-A24 are the same. On the inside they have been redesigned to allow 8.33kHz compatibility as well as to improve overall performance. An extra enhancement is the transmit power for the european version has been increased from 3.6W PEP to 5.0w PEP.
Due to the redesign, the old cloning software is not compatible. You will require V.2
The display is backlit and so are the buttons, the light stays on until you turn it off which is a very handy feature for night flying.
The Sports Pack contains: BP-208N AA Battery Case, CP-20 Cigarette Lighter Cable with DC-DC converter, MB-103 Belt clip, FA-B02AR antenna, handstrap and manual.
Compact, stylish body
The IC-A24/A6 design incorporates the size and durability of the IC-A3/A22 with improved usability. The IC-A6/A24 includes a large LCD, large speaker and easy-to-use panel layout. The side of the radio has a non-slip slit to prevent accidental dropping.
Large alphanumeric LCD
An easy to read a 6 character 14 segment alphanumeric LCD displays a variety of information clearly. Both the display and keypad are backlit, which is a very useful feature for nighttime flying.
Channel recall function
The new channel recall function automatically memorises the last 10 used channels. You can easily recall those channels by pushing the recall buttons on the front panel. This makes it very convenient for switching between several channels at a time, such as NAV channels and COM channels.
Simultaneous operation from external power source
The IC-A24/A6 has an external DC power jack that allows operation with the optional CP-20 cigarette lighter cable with DC-DC converter.
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
Water resistant, equivalent to IPX4
The water resistant construction provides reliable operation in wet conditions.
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.
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.