The IC-A15 is aimed at the "budget conscious" Pilot or Student Pilot.
Strong rugged design (Mil spec)
Fast chargers BC162 from the IC-41S are suitable & recommended
Has NEW improved "BTL" loud audio
Uses the latest Lithium-Ion Battery Technology (Long battery life)
Water Resistant design
ANL Auto noise limiter
One key 121.5Mhz emergency access
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-A15/S series employs a BTL amplifier that doubles the audio output, offering loud and clear audio that’ll cut through cabin or tarmac noise. (* Internal speaker only)
Full keypad type or Simple keypad type
The IC-A15 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-A15S simple keypad type provides simpler operation with a minimum of buttons that is suitable for ground crews.
Compact, light weight and rugged body
The IC-A15/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-A15/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.
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-A15 only. The IC-A15S 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.