Radio Comparison- Handheld

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Aviation Radio Comparison Table




 ICOM
IC-A25C- Sport
ICOM
IC-A25C
ICOM

Price$260$300$300$450$550
TypeCOM OnlyCOM OnlyCOM OnlyCOM OnlyCOM, NAV, GPS, BlueTooth
TX Power Output (p.e.p in Watts)6 W6 W6 W6 W6 W
Chanel Spacing8.33 kHz8.33 kHz8.33 kHz8.33 kHz8.33 kHz
Battery7.2V, 2400 mAh 
Li-Ion
7.2V, 2400 mAh
Li-Ion
7.2V, 2350 mAh
Li-Ion
7.2V, 2350 mAh
Li-Ion
7.2V, 2350 mAh
Li-Ion
Operating Time17 hours17 hours10.5 hours10.5 hours10.5 hours
Antenna ConnectorBNCBNCBNCBNCBNC
Display TypeLCDLCDGraphic LCDGraphic LCDGraphic LCD
NOAA Weather ReceiveYesYesYesYesYes
Receive Navigation FrequenciesNoNoNoNoYes
GPS NavigationNoNoNoNoYes
BlueToothNoYesNoNoYes
Rechargeable Battery PackIncludedIncludedNo Rechargeable Battery
No Charger
IncludedIncluded
AA Battery PackOptional?Optional?IncludedIncludedIncluded
Headset AdapterOptionalOptionalIncludedIncludedIncluded
Memory Channels200200300 channels/15 groups300 channels/15 groups300 channels/15 groups
Alpha Names for Memory Channels8-Char.8-Char.8-Char.8-Char.8-Char.
Water ResistanceIP67/IP54 and
MIL-STD-810-G
IP67/IP54 and
MIL-STD-810-G
IP57
(Dust-protection and Waterproof
to 1 m depth for 30 minutes)
IP57
(Dust-protection and Waterproof
to 1 m depth for 30 minutes)
IP57
(Dust-protection and Waterproof
to 1 m depth for 30 minutes)
Low Battery IndicatorYesYesYesYesYes
Internal Sidetone FunctionYesYesYesYesYes
Full Numeric KeypadYesYesYesYesYes
Duplex OperationYesYesYesYesYes
Fast Selection of 121.5 Emergency Freq.YesYesYesYesYes
Unique Features
  • Large battery
  • Loud audio
  • Great battery life  
  • Large battery
  • Loud audio
  • Great battery life
  • Blutooth for connection
    to BlueTooth headset
  • Large graphical display
  • Easy to select from recent
    frequencies from list
  • Highest transmit power
    available
    in a handheld
  • Supplied with headset
    adapter
    AA battery case
  • No rechargeable battery or charger
  • Large graphical display
  • Easy to select from recent
    frequencies from list
  • Highest transmit power available
    in a handheld
  • Supplied with headset adapter
    and AA battery case
  • Radio navigation
  • GPS navigation
  • Blutooth for connection
    to 
    BlueTooth headset
  • Large graphical display
  • Easy to select from recent
    frequencies from list
  • Highest transmit power
    available
    in a handheld
  • Supplied with headset
    adapter
    and AA battery pack


icom-IC-A16

icom-IC-A16

IC-A16 - VHF Air Band Transceiver (COM Only)The A16 is the ideal flight companion for the student pi..

$260.00

icom-IC-A16B

icom-IC-A16B

 IC-A16B - VHF Air Band Transceiver (COM Only)The A16 is the ideal flight companion for the stu..

$300.00

icom-IC-A25C

icom-IC-A25C

IC-A25C - VHF Air Band Transceiver (COM Only)The A25C is a powerful air band handheld with 6 watts o..

$450.00

Icom-IC-A25C-Sport

Icom-IC-A25C-Sport

IC-A25C-Sport - VHF Air Band Transceiver (COM Only)The A25C is a powerful air band handheld with 6 w..

$300.00

Icom-IC-A25N

Icom-IC-A25N

IC-A25N - VHF Air Band Transceiver with COM, NAV, GPS, and BlueToothThe A25N is a powerful air band ..

$550.00

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