Icom IC-A120 Airband radio
The Airband radio Icom IC-A120 can be remote controlled through Mimer SoftRadio giving the operator the ability to set the operating channel, the squelch level and ofcourse use audio and PTT.
As with all other SoftRadio you can operate several radios from one dispatcher and each radio can be operated from several dispatchers. Each dispatcher can also use other types of radios in a mix.
Channel/frequency selection is made by stepping up/down or by entering the channel name on the keypad. There is a virtual keypad on the control head and you can use the PC keyboard.
Please note that the radios built in short list of stored memory channels is not accessible. (The radio unit has no external commands to handle them)
Also the receiver squelch level can be set from the Virtual Control Head.
Connection to the radio is made both from the front microphone connector and from the rear speaker connector. Therefor the radio cannot be used local when it is connected to the remote interface.
No special programming is needed in the radio.
Suitable Network Interface is 3009/42.
Cable kit 3166/02.
If you do not need the ability to change channel or set the squelch, you can use the simpler solution described on this page. (Same as for IC-A110)
Examples of use:
- Local use when several dispatchers want to share one radio
- Remote use where a dispatcher at one location want to talk to radio users at a different location
- CrossPatch between Marine radio channels and other two way radios, like analogue, IDAS, DMR, Tetra or MPT
Virtual Control Head for IC-A120
Squelch setting in progress
Alternative setting with orange background
Supported radio models:
Virtual Control Head Functions
One airband radio remote controlled from one operator PC.
Two airband radios and one Tetra radio remote controlled from two operator PC´s.
Three airports with local radios and local dispatchers. One common dispatcher for all airports working in parallel. Useful for example when taking over the radio traffic at night.