Rugged Workhorse Radio with Powerful Audio

700 mW loud audio

The IC-T70A uses a BTL (bridge-tied load) amplifier that doubles the audio output. The 36 mm large speaker delivers 700 mW of loud and intelligible audio* even in noisy environments.
* Using with internal speaker.

Long lasting battery life

Get 5 W of power on VHF and UHF in a small, lightweight package. The BP-264 Ni-MH battery offers over 10 hours of power on a single charge*. The optional, even lighter BP-265 Li- Ion battery pushes operation to 13.5 hours*. And an optional AA alkaline battery case is ideal for long storage or quick back-up.
* Typical operation. 5:5:90 duty cycle with auto power save ON.

External DC power jack

An external DC power jack allows for operation and charge when used with an external DC power supply (10-16 V DC).*
* The BP-265 cannot be charged using the external DC power jack.

A total of 302 memory channels

With 302 alphanumeric memory channels, including 50 band edges and 2 call channels, the IC-T70A gives you flexible scanning lists. With a maximum of 26 memory banks*, you can pick and choose the desired banks for scanning from the 250 memories.
* Up to 100 channels per bank.


CTCSS and DTCS tone codes provide quiet stand-by and allow you to use tone-access repeaters. Pocket beep alerts you when a matching tone frequency is received. Tone scan detects the subaudible tone that is used for repeater access.

Internal VOX function

The IC-T70A has an internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) function for convenient hands-free operation when used with a compatible optional headset and plug adapter cable. Also, the VOX level and VOX delay time are adjustable.

IP54 and MIL-STD-810 rugged construction

Dust protection and water-resistance equivalent to IP54 provides reliable operation for practical outdoor operation. The IC-T70A tested to and passed MIL-STD-810 environmental tests.

Other features

  • WX channel and WX alert function (USA version only)
  • Power save function
  • SMA type antenna connector
  • Automatic repeater function (USA version only)
  • 1750 Hz tone for European repeater access
  • TOT (time out timer) setting
  • Repeater lockout and busy channel lockout
  • PC programmable with optional CS-T70
  • Transceiver-to-transceiver cloning (Optional)
  • Direct keypad frequency entry
  • 16 DTMF autodial memories
  •  Auto power off
  • LCD backlight
  • Wide/narrow channel spacing
Frequency coverage U.S.A. version :
Tx : 144–148, 420–450 MHz*1
Rx : 136–174, 400–479 MHz*1
(W×H×D; Proj. not included)
58×111×30 mm;
2.28×4.37×1.18 in.
380 g; 13.4 oz
with antenna and BP-264
Output power High : 5.0 W typ.
Mid : 2.5 W typ.
Low : 0.5 W typ.
(at 12 dB SINAD)
0.18 µV typical
(Guaranteed range)

*1 Guaranteed range, 144–148, 440–450 MHz.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories

  • Li-Ion battery, BP-265 or Battery case, BP-263*
  • Antenna, FA-S270C
  • Belt clip, MB-124
  • Hand strap
  • Rapid charger, BC-193*
  • AC adapter, BC-123SA*

(* Depending on version) 

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-T70A 392KB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note
Instruction Manual IC-T70A/IC-T70E