ICOM IC-A25NE/CE Air Band Radio

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ICOM IC-A25NE/CE Air Band Radio

Icom’s Next Generation Air Band Radio with Built-in GPS and Bluetooth

VHF Air Band Radio - ICom - IC-A25NE/CE

Redefining VHF Airband Communication from the Ground Up

General Functions

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).

Easy-to-use Interface

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.

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2.3 inch Large High Visibility LCD

The 2.3 inch large, high contrast and highly 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.

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“Flip-Flop” Channel Recall

The IC-A25NE/CE stores the last 10 channels used. You can easily recall those channels by using the directional keys, the channel knob or the keypad. This is convenient for switching between several channels, such as NAV and COM channels. In addition, you can freely edit (replace, delete and change order) the stored recall channels.

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Built-in Bluetooth® for Hands-Free Operation (IC-A25NE)

A third-party wireless Bluetooth® headset, like a 3MTM 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

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. This 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)

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Other Features

  • 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

Navigation Functions*
(for the IC-A25NE)

VOR Navigation Functions

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.

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Near Station Search Function

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, location data and frequencies of the ground stations must be programmed.

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Built-in GPS Receiver with Simplified Waypoint NAV

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.

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Flight Plan with AndroidTM /iOSTM App

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.

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NAV and COM NAV and COM channels COM channels
Frequency range Tx: 118.000–136.992 MHz
Rx: 108.000–136.992 MHz
Tx/Rx: 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
     Rx    Max. audio/Stand-by

Less than 1.8 A
Less than 500 mA/90 mA typ. (GPS, Bluetooth®, Light: OFF)
Antenna impedance 50 Ω
Operating temperature range –20°C to +55°C
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
58.9 × 148.4 × 31.8 mm
Weight (approximately) 384 g (with antenna and BP-288)
Output power (at 7.2 V DC) 6.0/1.8 W typ. (PEP/carrier)
Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 85% modulation)
Harmonics Spurious emissions Less than –36 dBm (except operating frequency ±1 MHz)
Frequency stability ±1 ppm
Intermediate frequencies 46.35 MHz/450 kHz (1st/2nd)
   NAV (6 dB S/N)
   COM (12 dB SINAD)

Less than 0 dBμ
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
Ham and noise More than 40 dB (at 90% modulation)
Audio output power More than 350 mW
(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

Standard MIL 810G
Method Procedure
Low Pressure 500.5 I, II
High Temperature 501.5 I, II
Low Temperature 502.5 I, II
Temperature Shock 503.5 I–C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Rain Blowing/Drip 506.5 I, III
Humidity 507.5 II
Salt Fog 509.5 -
Dust Blowing 510.5 I
Immersion 512.5 I
Vibration 514.5 I
Shock 516.5 I, IV
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.
Ingress Protection Standard    
Dust and Water IP57 (Dust-protection and Waterproof* protection)
* One meter depth for 30 minutes


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