Home > Handheld Radios

Handheld Aviation Radio Comparison

Overview
This page includes a comparison table with handheld aviation radios.  For more information on a particular radio click the name of the radio.  I have all these radios and many accessories in stock.

Links
ICOM

Related Pages

Please Buy from Me
I work very hard to provide detailed product comparisons for soaring pilots.  I hope you will find this web site useful.  I also offer excellent support to customers who buy from me.  The best way to thank me for the services I offer is to help support my business by buying from me - and please tell your friends about my company.

Comparison Table
I've done my best to get complete and accurate data, but some of it is difficult to find.  If you see any errors or have any suggestions for the table below please let me know.  My goal is to make the table as accurate and complete as possible.

Aviation Radio Comparison Table
 
  ICOM
IC-A16
ICOM
IC-A16B
ICOM
IC-A25C-Sport
ICOM
IC-A25C
ICOM
IC-A25N
Price $260 $300 $300 $400 $550
Type COM Only COM Only COM Only COM Only COM, NAV, GPS, BlueTooth
TX Power Output (p.e.p in Watts) 6 W 6 W 6 W 6 W 6 W
Chanel Spacing 8.33 kHz 8.33 kHz 8.33 kHz 8.33 kHz 8.33 kHz
Battery 7.2V, 2400 mAh
Li-Ion
7.2V, 2400 mAh
Li-Ion
7.2V, 2350 mAh Li-Ion 7.2V, 2350 mAh Li-Ion 7.2V, 2350 mAh Li-Ion
Operating Time 17 hours 17 hours 10.5 hours 10.5 hours 10.5 hours
Antenna Connector BNC BNC BNC BNC BNC
Display Type LCD LCD Graphic LCD Graphic LCD Graphic LCD
NOAA Weather Receive Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Receive Navigation Frequencies No No No No Yes
GPS Navigation No No No No Yes
BlueTooth No Yes No No Yes
Rechargeable Battery Pack Included Included No Rechargeable Battery
No Charger
Included Included
AA Battery Pack Optional? Optional? Included Included Included
Headset Adapter Optional Optional Included Included Included
Memory Channels 200 200 300 channels/15 groups 300 channels/15 groups 300 channels/15 groups
Alpha Names for Memory Channels 8-Char. 8-Char. 8-Char. 8-Char. 8-Char.
Water Resistance IP67/IP54 and
MIL-STD-810-G
IP67/IP54 and
MIL-STD-810-G
IP57
(Dust-protection and Waterproof
to 1 m depth for 30 minutes)
IP57
(Dust-protection and Waterproof
to 1 m depth for 30 minutes)
IP57
(Dust-protection and Waterproof
to 1 m depth for 30 minutes)
Low Battery Indicator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internal Sidetone Function Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full Numeric Keypad Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Duplex Operation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fast Selection of 121.5 Emergency Freq. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unique Features
  • Large battery
  • Loud audio
  • Great battery life
  • Large battery
  • Loud audio
  • Great battery life
  • Blutooth for connection toBlueTooth headset
  • Large graphical display
  • Easy to select from recent frequencies from list
  • Highest transmit power available in a handheld
  • Supplied with headset adapter AA battery case
  • No rechargeable battery or charger
  • Large graphical display
  • Easy to select from recent frequencies from list
  • Highest transmit power available in a handheld
  • Supplied with headset adapter and AA battery case
  • Radio navigation
  • GPS navigation
  • Blutooth for connection toBlueTooth headset
  • Large graphical display
  • Easy to select from recent frequencies from list
  • Highest transmit power available in a handheld
  • Supplied with headset adapter and AA battery pack

Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Paul E. Remde

8661 Connelly Place
Savage, Minnesota 55378
USA


Home | Contact | Customer Service | How to Order | Privacy | Technical Support | View Cart


Phone: 1-952-445-9033
FAX: 1-952-445-8954