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IC-T2A - Handheld 2 Meter Transceiver


Quick Specs
2 meter single band handheld transceiver
RX: 136-174 MHz
TX: 140-150 MHz
Output power: 4.5 W
Modes: FM
Receiver sensitivity: 0.18 µV (FM, 12 dB SINAD)
CTCSS encode and decode standard

Detailed Specifications


  • Frequency Coverage:
    Tx: 140-150* MHz; Rx: 136-174* MHz (*144-148 guaranteed)
  • Mode: FM (F3, F2)
  • Current Drain (at 9.6 V DC):
    Transmit (4.5 W): 1.8 A max; Transmit (1 W): 1.0 A max
    Receive (power saved): 25 mA; (standby): 65 mA (typ.); (rated audio): 150 mA (typ.)
  • Frequency stability: ± 10 ppm (0°C to +50°C)
  • Usable Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C; +14°F to +140°F.
  • Antenna connector: BNC (50 ohms)
  • Number of memory channels: 43 (40 regular, 2 scan edges and 1 call)
  • Acceptable power supply: 9.6 V DC (negative ground) (supplied Ni-Cd cells)
  • Frequency resolution: 5 kHz and 12.5 kHz
  • Dimensions: (mm/in): 58(W) x 140.5(H) x 32(D) mm; 2.32(W) x 5.5(H) x 1.32(D) in
  • Weight (w/ant. and battery): 420 g (14.8 oz.)


  • Output power (at 9.6 V DC): 4.5 W or 1 W (typical)
  • Modulation system: Variable reactance frequency modulation
  • Max. frequency deviation: ±5.0 kHz
  • Spurious emissions: Less than -60 dB
  • External mic connector: 3-conductor, 2.5 (d) mm (1/10")/2000 ohms


  • Receive system: Double conversion superheterodyne
  • Intermediate frequencies:
    1st: 30.85 MHz
    2nd: 450 kHz
  • Sensitivity (for 12 db SINAD): 0.18 µV
  • Squelch sensitivity (at threshold): 0.18 µV
  • Selectivity: More than 15 kHz/-6 dB, Less than 30 kHz/-60 dB
  • Spurious and image rejection: 60 dB (typical) (except 2nd and 1/2 image)
  • Audio output power (at 9.6 V DC): 350 mW (typical at 10% distortion with an 8 ohm load)
  • External speaker connector: 3-conductor, 3.5 (d) mm (1/8")/8 ohms

IC-T2A Options

Battery Packs and Case

  • BP-194 R6 (AA) batteries x 8* (4.5 W/3.5h)*Ni-Cd cells in BP-194 must be purchased separately if battery pack is purchased separately from IC-T2A. Approx. output powers and operating times. (Tx (high): Rx: Standby = 1:1:8)
  • BP-195 9.6 V, 700 mAh (4.5W/3.5h)
  • BP-196 9.6 V, 1050 mAh (4.5 W/5.5h)

Desktop Chargers

  • BC-119 + AD-81 Rapidly charges battery packs BP-195 or BP-196. Installed Ni-Cd cells cannot be charged via supplied BP-194 BATTERY CASE. Both AC and DC can be used to power the charger. The AD-81 must be purchased separately.


  • HM-46 SPEAKER-MICROPHONE: Compact and lightweight. Equipped with an earphone jack.
  • HM-54 SPEAKER-MICROPHONE: Durable, full-sized.
  • HM-75A REMOTE CONTROL MICROPHONE: Allows you to remotely select memory channels, operating frequency, etc. Simple remote and normal remote are selectable.

Carrying Case

  • LC-145 CARRYING CASE: Useable with any battery pack.


  • HS-51 HEADSET: allows you hands-free operation. Includes VOX, PTT, "one-touch PTT" (TOT) Includes VOX, PTT, "one-touch PTT" (TOT).
  • SP-13 EARPHONE: Provides clear audio in noisy environments.


  • OPC-254/L DC POWER CABLE Allows you to charge the connected battery pack (13.5 to 16 V DC required). For charging ONLY -- the transceiver cannot be simultaneously operated.


  • BC-110A/D/V WALL CHARGER. Regularly charges battery packs. The same as supplied with some versions.
  • CS-T2 CLONING SOFTWARE + OPC 478 CLONING CABLE. Provides quick and easy programming of items, including memory channels, memory names and set mode contents, for local repeater frequencies, etc., via an IBM® compatible PC.
  • OPC-474 CLONING CABLE. Used for handheld to handheld data cloning.
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