Operating information is clearly shown on the OLED display.The OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) emits light from itself, so a display backlight is not required. It provides higher contrast, wider viewing angle of almost 180 degrees and faster response time than a conventional LCD. The IC-A220's display has a wide active area, allowing operating frequencies to be maximized in the display, while operating status can be shown on both top and bottom of the display.
The IC-A220 has large switch buttons on the front panel. The most frequently used FLIP-FLOP (Frequency exchange) switch button is designed large enough to be pushed with ease. All switch buttons and knobs are illuminated with pure-white backlighting, which are the same color as the OLED display.
The squelch sensitivity is automatically adjusted in accordance with the noise level to eliminate annoying background noise and unwanted signals.
The auto and manual squelch including squelch level can be quickly adjusted with the Volume knob. The squelch test function temporarily opens the squelch and allows you to monitor signals
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 in the IC-A220.
* Ask your dealer for available GPS receiver details.
When combined with the IC-A220, the optional PS-80 power supply provides a convenient base station operation on the ground. The PS-80 includes built-in speaker and HM-176 hand microphone.
The auto dimmer function sets display and key backlighting brightness. The ICA220’s high sensitivity light sensor covers a wide illumination range.
By connecting to an external dimmer control system on the aircraft, the ICA220’s dimmer function can be linked with the aircraft dimmer level.
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 adjustable audio level and squelch control functions.
You can remotely control the FLIP-FLOP (frequency exchange), intercom and recall switches via the rear panel connector
The IC-A220 allows switching between 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz frequency steps in the menu mode.
* Use of 8.33 kHz channel spacing may be prohibited depending on country.
The IC-A220 has 20 memory channels and 20 history memory channels respectively. Often used memory channels can be instantly recalled. Group memory channels are organized into 10 memory channels by five groups (total 50 channels). Weather channel scanning function searches for weather channel signals.