ICOM IC-A25 NE air band radio suitable for ground to air usage. This is the upmarket version of the dependable IC-A16 and has additional features such as Bluetooth and built in GPS.
Complete with Battery Pack (BP288), Battery Case (BP289), Rapid Charger (BC224), AC Adapter (BC123SV ) for BC224, Headset
Adapter (OPC-2379), Antenna (FAB02AR), Belt Clip (MB133) and hand strap
This radio features bluetooth audio capability and can be used with the VS-3 Bluetooth headset (sold separately).
Subject to terrain, atmospherics radio setup and other factors this radio has an approximate range of between 50 to 70km in typical conditions.
For controlled aerodromes AMS would recommend that the ARO uses the IC-A120 radio mounted in the vehicle as it has better range, does not require batteries to be charged and is more resistant to shielding of transmissions caused by buildings, sloped runways or other items which may block radio transmissions.
We would generally suggest that each airport holds at least two air band radios so that one can be on charge whilst the other one is being used. It is not good to run out of charged radios whilst out on the runway!