Avionic Crossband Repeater

X-Band Air

Bridging the Gap Between Air and Land
Communication just got easier with Icom’s X-Band Air repeater. The X-Band Air provides seamless inter-band communications between VHF or UHF frequencies and air band frequencies. This provides interoperability between ground crew and aircrew for forestry, hospitals, and oil rigs. The repeater also has full VFO capability in one box.

Configurable to 120V or 220V AC input

  • No need to worry if there is a power failure. The X-Band Air can switch over to customer-supplied 12 volt DC battery backup if AC power fails.

Frequency Flexibility/Alpha Tag Channels

  • VHF & UHF
    • 128 channels with 8 memory banks
    • 8 character alphanumeric display
  • Air Band
    • 200 channels with 12 character channel names
    • Alphanumeric characters and icons

Other Features

  • 19" industry standard rack
  • Automatic battery backup charging system
  • Internal controller with programmable hang timer
  • Use as a dual base unit
  • DB-25 accessory connector with EPTT, COR, DISC, EMOD and SFO for each radio
  • Built-in AC EMI filter


Frequency coverage AIR 118.0-136.992MHz
VHF 136-174MHz
UHF 440-470MHz
Number of channels AIR 200 channels
VHF/UHF 128 channels/8 zones
Channel spacing AIR 25kHz/8.33kHz
VHF/UHF 12.5/25kHz / 15/30kHz*
PLL channel step VHF/UHF 2.5, 3.125kHz
Frequency stability AIR ±5.0 ppm
VHF/UHF ±2.5 ppm
Operating temp. range -30°C to +60°C; -22°F to +140°F
Power supply voltage 13.6 V DC
Current drain (approx.) AIR TX 5.0A (maximum)
RX 4.0A (at AF max.), 0.5A (at standy-by)
VHF TX 10A (at 50W/45W approx.)
RX 0.7 A/250mA (Max. audio/stand-by)
UHF TX 11A (at 50W/45W approx.)
RX 0.7 A/250mA (Max. audio/stand-by)
Antenna impedance 50Ω (SO-239)
Dimensions (WxHxD)** 482.6 x 127 x 393.7mm
19” x 5” x 15.5”
Weight** 8.6kg; 19 lbs

*25kHz bandwidth is no longer available for FCC Part 90 licenses for USA versions. Ask your dealer if you need 25kHz bandwidth.
**Depends on configuration


  1. Output power
     (at 13.6V DC)
AIR 9W (Carrier power) typical
Max. frequency deviation VHF/UHF ±5.0/±2.5 kHz (wide/narrow)
Spurious emission AIR Less than -60 dBc
VHF/UHF 70 dB typ
Adjacent Ch. power 70/60dB (wide/narrow)
Mic. impedence 600Ω (8-pin modular)


Sensitivity AIR <1 µV typ. (6db S/N)
VHF/UHF 0.25 µV typ. (at 12dB SINAD)
Squelch sensitivity AIR < 0.35 µV (pd)
VHF/UHF 0.25 µV typ.
Adjacent ch. selectivity AIR 6dB/60dB
VHF/UHF 75/65dB typ. (wide/narrow)
Spurious response AIR > 74dBμ
Intermodulation (typical) VHF/UHF 75dB typ.
Audio output power AIR 1.5W typical at 10% distortion with an internal SP (8Ω load)
VHF/UHF 4W typical at 10% distortion with an internal SP (4Ω load)
External SP connector 2-conductor 3.5 (d) mm ( 1 / 8 ”)/4Ω

Supplied Accessories

  •  AC Power Cord
  •  DC Power Cord

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
XBand_Air 1.78MB