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ICOM IC-A120E Airband Mobile Radio

ICOM IC-A120E Airband Mobile Radio - Sphere
ICOM IC-A120E Airband Mobile Radio - Sphere

ICOM IC-A120E Airband Mobile Radio

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Top Performance Mobile Airband Radio with Active Noise Cancelling and Bluetooth® Wireless Connectivity

High Visibility, Simple Operation

The full dot-matrix LCD allows for high visibility and clearly shows alphanumeric characters and icons. Programming memory channels and other radio settings can be simply made from the front panel by radio users. These customizing functions can also be restricted, depending on the radio settings.

Optional Bluetooth® Headset Connectivity

With the optional UT-133A Bluetooth® unit, the IC-A120E can be used with a third-party wireless Bluetooth® headset. Also, using the optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset, the side tone function is available.

Active Noise Cancelling (ANC)

The newly added built-in ANC reduces background noise in the received and transmitting signals. This function is effective in extremely noisy airport environments full of aircraft noise. The automatic noise limiter (ANL)* reduces pulse-type noise such as engine ignition. 

* The ANL and ANC functions cannot be used at the same time.

IP54 Dust-Protection and Water Resistance

The IC-A120E has IP54 dust-protection and water resistance. This construction allows for use in open-air vehicles.

Dualwatch and ON-Hook Scan Functions

The dualwatch function checks the priority and operating channels alternatively. The ON-Hook scan function automatically starts scanning when the hand microphone is hooked on the microphone hanger. When you take the microphone OFF hook, the scanning stops at the priority channel or displayed channel (according to the preprogramming).

Side Tone Function

When using a third-party headset with the optional OPC-871A headset adapter, the side tone function allows you to monitor your own transmitted voice via the connected headset. Even when using a hand microphone, your voice can be monitored from the headset.

Optional Speaker-Microphone, HM-217

Listen to received audio through the HM-217’s built-in speaker. From the speakermicrophone’s front panel, access up/down buttons and two programmable buttons (P1/P2) which can be used as a shortcut to activate frequently used functions. 

Other features

  • A total of 200 memory channels with 12-character channel names

  • Both 12- and 24- volt systems compatible

  • 8.33 kHz* and 25 kHz channel spacing

  • 36W (P.E.P) RF output power

  • Dualwatch and priority scan functions

  • Power on password protection

  • PC programming capability

  • CI-V Commands for external control

  • VE-PG3 RoIP gateway for interconnect with other radio devices

  • Compliant with European E-marking for installation in vehicles

* For EUR version only

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A top performance mobile airband radio with active noise cancelling and bluetooth® wireless connectivity. 



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Supplied Accessories

  • Hand microphone, HM-216

  • DC power cable

  • Mounting bracket kit

  • Microphone hanger kit

  • Fuses




Frequency range (Tx/Rx)118.000–136.992 MHz
Channel spacing25kHz/8.33kHz
Type of emission6K00A3E, 5K60A3E (FCC/EXP)
6K00A3E (Industry Canada)
Operating temperature range–30˚C to +60˚C; –22˚F to +140˚F
Frequency stability±5ppm (–30˚C to +60˚C)
Antenna connectorSO-239 (50Ω)
Number of memory channels200 channels
Power supply requirements13.75V/27.5V DC
Current drain
(at 13.75V)
Tx5.0A (maximum)
Max. audio4.0A
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections are not included)
161×45×175 (mm)
6.34×1.77×6.89 (in) (approximately)
Weight (approximately) 1.5kg; 3.3lb (main unit)


Output power (at 13.75V)
(Carrier Power)
9.0W typical 
10.0W maximum
Spurious emissionsLess than –60dBc
Modulation70% to 100%
Microphone impedance600Ω


Intermediate frequencies38.85MHz/450kHz (1st/2nd)
Sensitivity (at 6dB S/N)Less than 1μV
Selectivity8.33kHz2.778/7.37kHz (6dB/60dB)
25kHz8/25kHz (6dB/60dB)
Spurious response rejectionMore than 74dBμ
Audio output power
(at 10% distortion, 
60% modulation)
Internal SP 
(8Ω load)
1.5W typical
External SP 
(8Ω load)
More than 10W
(500Ω load)
More than 100mW

Measurements made in accordance with FCC Part 87 and Industry Canada for USA version. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Applicable U.S. Military Specifications & IP Rating
StandardMIL-810 G
Low Pressure500.5I, II
High Temperature501.5I, II
Low Temperature502.5I, II
Temperature Shock503.5I-C
Solar Radiation505.5I
Shock516.6I, IV
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.
Applicable IP Rating

Ingress Protection Standard

Dust & WaterIP54 (Dust-protection and water resistance)

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

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