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IC-A14 Overview
The IC-A14 radio is very interesting.  It is a great replacements for the IC-A6 radio.  The main improvements are slightly reduced size and longer battery life.  Also the IC-A14 ships with a desktop charging stand.  However, it doesn't ship with a headset adapter (which was included with the IC-A6).  The IC-A14 ships with a Lithium Ion battery.  I like that both the IC-A14 can be "cloned" (copy all the memory channel settings) easily using a cable between the 2 identical radios.  No PC is required.  However, PC software is available to make it easy to setup and program the memory channels and program multiple radios. You can even enter 8 character text descriptions for the programmed memory locations.

Features that are in the IC-A14:

  • Full numeric keypad
  • Weather receive
  • Duplex operation (call flight service station on one frequency while receiving a VOR station on another frequency)
  • 200 memory locations in 4 banks - The IC-A14S has 100 memory locations in a single bank.
  • Ability to clear an unwanted memory channel
  • Fast selection of 121.5 emergency frequency by pressing the [FUNC] key and then the [121.5] (0) key.
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IC-A14
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$250
(Li-Ion Battery)

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IC-A14
IC-A14 IC-A14 - VHF Air Band Transceiver (COM Only)

700mW* loud audio
Because air band radios are usually operated in high-noise environments, it is essential for the radio to provide loud and clear audio. The IC-A14/S series employs a BTL amplifier that doubles the audio output, offering loud and clear audio thatíll cut through cabin or tarmac noise.
* Internal speaker only

Full keypad
The IC-A14 full keypad type allows you to input the channel or frequency directly and has an exclusive button for the 121.5MHz emergency channel. The IC-A14 receives NAV and WX channels.

Compact, light weight and rugged body
The IC-A14/S series is compact (only 120mm tall) and light weight (approx. 350g including antenna and BP-232N). The water resistant construction, equivalent to IPX4, provides reliable operation in wet conditions.

Large capacity Lithium-Ion battery pack
With the 2000mAh large capacity Lithium-Ion battery pack, BP-232N, the IC-A14/S series provides stable output power and 18 hours long (approx.) operating time*. The BP-261, battery case takes 6 AA (LR6) alkaline cells for convenient battery backup.
* Typical operation,
On standby 90% of the time, transmitting 5% of the time and receiving 5% of the time.

200 channels with memory banks
A total of 200* memory channels can be named with an 8-character channel name for easy recognition. For fast and simple operation, these channels can be grouped into 10 memory banks*.
* IC-A14 only. The IC-A14S has 100 memory channels and memory banks are not available.

BC-179 holder type battery charger
The battery charger, BC-179, securely holds and charges the radio, even in bumpy conditions. The cigarette lighter cable, CP-22, can be used with the BC-179.

Other outstanding features

  • 5W typ. (PEP), 1.5W (CW) output power
  • Side tone function allows you to hear your own voice via a third party aviation headset
  • LCD backlight for night time operation
  • ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction
  • Low battery indication and beep alert
  • Adjustable microphone gain setting
  • BNC type antenna connector

Included

Full specifications are available in the Brochure and Manual

$250  In Stock
 
IC-A14 and A14S Accessories
AD-106 Desktop Charger Adapter for IC-A14 and IC-A14S
Required adapter when using a BC-121N rapid charger (not included).
$25 In Stock
BC-121N Desktop Multi-Charger Rapid Charging Stand
Charges the BP-232N battery in about 3 hours.  Requires the use of a BC-157 AC Adapter (in 110V or 220V versions) (not included).  It also requires the use of 1 AD-106 charger adapter for every radio - for a total of 6 adapters if you plan to charge 6 radios at once.
$290 1 week
BC-157-02 AC Adapter, 110V
For use with BC-121N multi-charger. Input: 110V
$115 1 week
BC-157-04 AC Adapter, 220V
For use with BC-121N multi-charger. Input: 220V
$115 1 week
BC-147SE15 AC Adapter, 220V
For use with BC-179 desktop charging stand. Input: 220V, Charges the BP-232N battery in about 12 hours.
This part replaces the BC-174E which is no longer available.  It is functionally identical.
$17 In Stock
BC-147SA14 AC Adapter, 110V
Included with the IC-A14 and IC-A14S.  For use with BC-179 desktop charging stand. Input: 110V, Charges the BP-232N battery in about 12 hours. This is a replacement for the BC-174 and BC-174A.
$20 1 week
BC-179-01 Desktop Charging Stand - 110V
Included with the IC-A14 and IC-A14S.  For use with IC-A14 and IC-A14S radios.  Charges the BP-232N battery in about 12 hours. A BC-174A 120VAC wall charger is included in the box with the charging stand.  The charging stand is also compatible with the CP-22 cigarette lighter cable.
$46 In Stock
BC-179-02 Desktop Charging Stand - 220V
Included with the IC-A14 and IC-A14S.  For use with IC-A14 and IC-A14S radios.  Charges the BP-232N battery in about 12 hours. A BC-147SE15 120VAC wall charger is included in the box with the charging stand.  The charging stand is also compatible with the CP-22 cigarette lighter cable.
$46 In Stock
BP-261 Battery Case for IC-A14 or IC-A14S
Battery case for AA (LR6)◊6 alkaline cells.  Highly recommended as a low cost, long lasting backup battery pack for use in the event you forget to charge the battery on the radio.  AA batteries not included.  The battery pack adds about 1.6 inches to the length of the radio. 
$65 In Stock
BP-232N Li-Ion Battery Pack, 2000 mAh
Standard battery pack for IC-A14 and IC-A14S.  It is included with those radios.  Provides about 18 hours of operating time when on standby 90% of the time, transmitting 5% of the time and receiving 5% of the time.
7.4V, 2000 mAh
$51 In Stock
CP-22 Cigarette Lighter Power Converter
For use with the BC-179 charging stand and IC-A14 and IC-A14S radios. Input: 12 / 24V
Note: The manual states that the radio must be turned-off for charging.
$69 In Stock
CS-A14 PC Programming Software - ICOM Cloning System
Makes it easy to edit, save and transfer the memory contents and settings in the IC-A14 or A14S.  You can upload data from an existing radio, edit the memory frequencies and 8-character text descriptions, save the data on your PC, and send the updated data to one or more radios.   I love this software because it made it very easy to configure the 10 or so frequencies I use when gliding in southern Minnesota - you can see them in the screen capture images at right.  It is somewhat expensive, but soaring clubs and commercial operations will find it worth the money.  The software is simple and intuitive.

Note: Data can only be transferred to radios of the same type.  For example you can copy data from one A14 to another A14 or from one A14S to another A14S.  But it is not possible to copy data from an A14 to an A14S or vice versa.

Note: An OPC-478UC USB cable is required and not included with the software.

 

$80 1 week
FA-B02AR Antenna
Same as supplied with the transceiver. For IC-A4, A5, A6, A14, A14S, A23 and A24 radios.
Connector Type: BNC
Length: 20 cm (7.8 inches)
Note: It is not clear to me whether or not handheld radio antennas are interchangeable.  The reason I wonder is because I have had a variety of handheld radios standing next to each other on a table.  It was interesting to me that although the radio units were of different heights and the antennas were of different lengths, the overall heights of the radio and antenna together were all about the same.  That made me suspect that the overall antenna length includes antenna sections both inside the radio itself, and the external antenna.  My suspicion is enhanced by the fact that a 1/4 wave aircraft radio antenna from Larsen is 22 7/16 inches (570 mm) long.  However, I also suspect that this ICOM antenna would be a good substitute for any other handheld radio antenna with BNC connectors that is about the same length.  I am not an expert on radio antennas.
$37 In Stock
HM-173 Speaker Microphone
For use with IC-A22, IC-A3, IC-A6, IC-A14, IC-A14S, and IC-A24.  There is a swiveling alligator clip on back of speaker/microphone.  Great for use in a sailplane! Keep the radio in the side-pocket and clip the speaker/microphone to your shoulder strap.
Dimensions of body
Height: 83 mm (3.27 in)
Width: 52 mm (2.05 in)
Depth: 30 mm (1.18 in)
$93 In Stock
IC-PTT-SW Push-To-Talk Switch
For use with IC-A4, A5, A6, A14, A14S, A23 and A24 radios, requires an OPC-752 (for A4), or OPC-499 (for A6, A14, A14S and A24) or PAOPC-967 (for A5 and A23) Headset Adapter
 
$29.75 In Stock
MB-94 Alligator Belt Clip
For use with IC-A14 and IC-A14S radios.  Included in the box with those radios.
$15.95 In Stock
MB-96F Leather Belt Hanger
For use with IC-A14 and IC-A14S radios.  Run your belt through the large loop and then slide the radio's alligator belt clip into the small loop to allow easy access to the radio on your belt.
$27 In Stock
OPC-474 Cloning Cable
For use with IC-A14 and IC-A14S radios.  Makes it possible to copy memory data from one radio to another.  For example you can copy data from one A14 to another A14 or from one A14S to another A14S.  But it is not possible to copy data from an A14 to an A14S or vice versa.
$19 In Stock
OPC-478UC Cloning Cable, USB
For use with IC-A14 and IC-A14S radios and the CS-A14 Cloning Software.  The CS-A14 cloning software is not included with this cable.  USB drivers are included.  Makes it possible to copy memory data from one radio to another.  For example you can copy data from one A14 to another A14 or from one A14S to another A14S.  But it is not possible to copy data from an A14 to an A14S or vice versa.

Included:

  • Cable, USB rectangular "A" connector to mini-USB connector
  • Cable with USB to serial converter module and small jack that plugs into the side of the IC-A14 or IC-A14S.
  • CD with drivers for USB to serial converter

The USB driver supplied with this cable is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000, XP or Vista 32 bit.  It is not compatible with Vista 64 bit.

$70 1 week
OPC-499 Headset Adapter
Enables the use of aviation headsets with ICOM radios.  Includes connectors for speakers, microphone and Push-to-Talk (IC-PTT).
For use with IC-A3, A6, A14, A14S, A22, and A24 radios.  It is not included in the box with the IC-A14 and IC-A14S radios. 
$59 In Stock
 

Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Paul E. Remde

8661 Connelly Place
Savage, Minnesota 55378
USA


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