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Icom IC A220 B Radio With PS-80 Power Supply Base Station

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Part# 11-13689
MFR Model# A220B


Innovative features found in this next generation air band panel mount transceiver are why more pilots trust Icom as the one you add before flight.

White OLED Display and White Key Backlight
The IC-A220 has a bright organic light emitting diode (OLED) display with a wide 170-degree viewing angle. White characters on a black background give the viewer clear, easy to read operating information. The white key backlighting and white OLED display match a modern planes instrument panel. In addition, the auto dimmer function adjusts the display for optimum brightness for either day or night.

Easy channel selection
It is fast and easy to select any of the memory channels in the IC-A220. The flip-flop arrow button switches between main and stand-by channels. The dual watch function allows you to monitor two channels simultaneously. Additionally, the improved auto stack memory stores the last 20 channels used and allows you to recall those channels easily.

GPS memory function
When connected to an external GPS receiver* equipped with an airport frequency database, the frequency data such as nearby airports can be transferred and made available. * Ask your dealer for available GPS receiver details.

12V/24V DC power source
The built-in DC-DC converter accepts a 12/24V (11.527.5V) DC power source. The IC-A220 is easily installed in most airplanes or vehicles.

Intercom functions
The IC-A220 has a built-in voice activated intercom function allowing the pilot to talk with the copilot via the headset. The IC-A220 has an adjustable audio level and squelch control functions.

Easy installation
The IC-A220 has a D-Sub 25-pin industry standard connector for easy installation. The slim case can be installed into a tight panel space.


  • 20 regular memory channels with a 6-character channel name
  • 50 group memory channels (10 Ch x 5 groups) with a channel tag
  • Automatic weather channel scanning and receive (USA version only)
  • Dualwatch and priority watch functions
  • One-touch access to 121.5 MHz emergency frequency
  • Side tone function for monitoring your voice with headset
  • ANL (Automatic Noise Limiter) function reduces pulse type noise
  • Remote control capability
  • PC programming capability
  • Dial lock and panel lock
  • Time-out timer
  • D-Sub 25-pin industry standard connector for easy installation
  • Slim 1.34 inch (34mm) height can be installed in a limited panel space
  • Two types of menu mode: settings menu and configuration menu


Frequency coverage:
8.33kHz spacing 118.000136.992MHz
25kHz spacing 118.000136.975MHz
Rx Wx channels 161.650163.275MHz*
(*USA version only.)
Mode: AM (6K00A3E, 5K60A3E)
Frequency spacing: 8.33kHz/25kHz
Frequency stability: 5ppm
Operating Temperature: -20C to +55C
Antenna impedeance: 50Ω
No. of memory channels: 20 regular memory,
50 group memory,
10 GPS,
10 Weather*,
20 auto stack memory
(* USA version only)
Power supply requirement: 13.8V/27.5V DC (Negative ground)
Dimensions (WHD): 16034271 mm; 6.31.3410.67 in
(projections not included)
Weight (approx.): 1.0 kg; 2.2 lb

Output power: 8 W typical (carrier power)
Spurious emission: 60dBc
Modulation limiting: 70% (Maximum 98%)
Microphone impedance: 600Ω

Intermediate frequencies: 38.85MHz/450kHz (1st/2nd)
AM Less than 2μV
FM Less than 1.4μV
25kHz spacing 3kHz/22kHz (6dB/60dB)
8.33kHz spacing 2.778kHz/7.37kHz (6dB/60dB)
Spurious rejection: More than 74dBμ
Audio output power:
External SP 5W with a 4Ω load
Headphone 60mW with a 500Ω load

In the Box


Depending on version, the HM-176 and MBA-3 rear panel are supplied.
  • 13.8V CD/6A output
  • Approximately 7.87(W) x 7.87(H) x 11.81 (D) inches, [200(W) x 200(H) x 300(D) mm]
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We ordered this to replace our 1990s FBO COMCO/JOHNSON base unit that had quit working. It is a really nice unit, our only complaint is the lack of an audio output connection that can connect to a remote speaker. We called Icom but they had no good suggestions. We ended up purchasing a C28 Wireless Transmitter to put in the phone jack connection and a set of 4 JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speakers to put in different locations in the building and so far that has worked great!

Aty A Verified Purchase


June 6, 2023

Awesome quality base station. Great audio, great sensitivity, easy to use, highly visible display. Weve purchased two of these and would purchase again if we need to.

August 29, 2019


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Q: What is the power input and output of the ICOM IC A220B Radio with PS-80 Power Supply Base Station?

The power input for this unit is 13.8V/27.5V DC and the output is 8 Watts.

Q: What is the output power on the A220B Radio with PS-80 and what antenna do you recommend? Does the antenna part # 11-18581 work with it?

Per the manual the output is 13.8V DC 6A. Yes, P/N: 11-18581 will work for this.

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