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ICOM IC-A23 Specifications

GENERAL

  • Frequency Coverage:
    • Tx/Rx: 118.000-136.975 MHz
    • Rx: 108.000-117.975 MHz (VOR)
    • Rx: 161.650-163.275 MHz (weather channels)
  • Mode:
    • Tx/Rx: AM (6K00A3E)
    • Rx: FM (16K0G3E)
  • Channel spacing: 25 kHz
  • No. of memory Ch.: 200 (20 Channels X 10 banks)
  • Power supply requirement: 9.6 V - 12.0 V DC (9.6 V standard)
  • Current drain (at 13.75 V DC, typical):
    • Tx: 1.8 A (at max. power)
    • Rx: 500 mA (at max. audio)
    • Rx: 70 mA (at stand-by)
  • Operating Temperature Range: -10C to +60C; -14F to +140F
  • Frequency stability: 17 ppm (-10C to +60C)
  • Dimensions (projections not included)
    • 58(W) x 107(H) x 28.5(D) mm
    • 2 9/32(W) x 4 7/32(H) x 1 1/8(D) in
  • Weight (with BP-200L and antenna): 340 g; 12 oz
  • Antenna connector: BNC type

TRANSMITTER

  • Output power (at 9.6 V)
    • 5.0 W typ. (PEP)
    • 1.5 W typ. (carrier)
  • Modulation system: Low level modulation
  • Modulation limiting: 70-100%
  • AF harmonic distortion: Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)
  • Hum and noise ratio: More than 35 dB
  • Spurious emissions: Less than -60 dB
  • Microphone impedance: 150 ohms

RECEIVER

  • Receiving system: Double conversion super-heterodyne
  • Intermediate frequency:
    • 1st: 30.05 MHz
    • 2nd: 450 kHz
  • Sensitivity
    • AM: Less than 1.0 V (at 6 dB S/N)
    • FM: Less than 1.0 V (at 12 dB SINAD)
  • Selectivity
    • More than 7.5 kHz/-6 dB
    • Less than 25 kHz/-60 dB
  • Hum and noise ratio: More than 25 dB
  • Spurious response rejection ratio: More than 60 dB
  • Audio output power (at 9.6 V DC): More than 500 mW with an 8 ohm load

SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES

  • Belt clip
  • Wall charger *
  • Antenna
  • Battery pack *
  • Headset adapter *
  • Carrying case *

* depending on version

OPTIONS

Battery pack
  • BP-200L Ni-MH BATTERY PACK
    9.6 V, 760 mAh rechargeable battery pack provides 6 hours of operation (at a duty cycle of 5:5:90 / Tx:Rx:stand-by). Same as supplied with the transceiver (not supplied with some versions).

Chargers and cables

  • BC-119 DESKTOP CHARGER
    + AD-87 desktop charger adapter + AD-88 connection board. For rapid charging of a battery pack. An AC adaptor and AD-88 may be supplied depending on version. The Ad-87 is sold separately. Charging time: 1 to 1.5 hrs.
  • BC-121 MULTI-CHARGER
    + AD-87 desktop charger adapter + AD-88 connection board. For rapid charging of up to 6 battery packs. Six AD-87's and AD-88's sold separately. Charging time: 1 to 1.5 hrs.
  • BC-124 AC ADAPTER
    Used for BC-121. Output voltage/current: 12 V / 7 A
  • BC-110A/D/V WALL CHARGER
    Regularly charges the BP-200L in approx. 15 hrs. Same as supplied with the transceiver.
  • CP-12L CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE WITH NOISE FILTER
    For operation and charging with a 12 V cigarette lighter socket.
  • OPC-254L DC POWER CABLE
    For operation and charging from a DC power supply.

Other

  • LC-147 CARRYING CASE
    Fits the transceiver with the supplied battery pack
  • MB-76 BELT CLIP
    Attaches the transceiver to the belt. Same as supplied with the transceiver.
  • OPC-967 HEADSET ADAPTER CABLE
    Allows work with most aviation headsets. Provides the side tone function. Some versions already contain this as an accessory.
  • FA-B02AR ANTENNA
    Same as supplied with the transceiver.

The ICOM logo is a registered trademark of ICOM, Inc. All ICOM radios significantly exceed FCC regulations limiting spurious emissions. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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