V16 Airband Transceiver

The V16 VHF airband transceiver is a split module design. This allows great flexibility of use. Connect to an MGL iEFIS and use the EFIS as control head for a low cost, minimum panel space design or fit a Razor 3.1/8” touch screen control head or a Vega 2.25” control head – or fit any combination of these if you would like to control your radio from different stations.

In combination with the MGL N16 navigation receiver (available soon) build a NAV/COM solution supporting industry standard protocols at lowest cost yet with a performance exceeding the most expensive current solutions !

Both the V16 and N16 are built around a newly developed high performance direct conversion receiver architecture that avoids many of the problems present in traditional radios while offering possibilities simply not practical with older technology.

  • 10W CW TX power (unmodulated carrier)
  • Built in VSWR meter for antenna checks, tuning and transmitter protection
  • 25Khz and 8.33Khz fully compliant receiver and transmitter
  • Offset carrier support for all classes
  • Automatic store and recall of last received transmissions (up to 1 minute total)
  • Two place digital intercom with advanced VOX
  • 12/14V to 24/28VDC operation, lowest power consumption in class
  • Rugged mechanical design
  • Very low cost

Supplied with the V16

D25 solder bucket connector with gray plastic shell.

SMA to RG58 (or similar) antenna cable crimp connector.

Abbreviated, printed manual.


Convenient adaptor SMA to BNC for simple retrofit.

The V16 VHF transceiver module can be used in a variety of ways.

  • Control the V16 from any MGL iEFIS or even from the older Voyager/Odyssey EFIS systems (requires G2 hardware).
  • Use a Vega 2.25” control head connected to the V16 or choose the larger 3.18” Razor head. You may also use more than one control head at the same time, any mixture of Vega and Razor heads are acceptable. You can fit more than two heads if you like.
  • You can also combine controls – EFIS as well as multiple heads.
  • The V16 can be remotely controlled via either RS232 or CAN bus. The protocols have been placed in the public domain. Want to make your own radio control or would like to use the V16 in another product ? No problem.

N16 navigation radio

The N16 navigation radio provides single or dual VOR receivers or ILS (localizer plus glideslope) plus one VOR. It has the same format as the V16.

The N16 connects to the V16 which then forms a complete NAV/COM solution using any number of control heads (in case yo choose a Vega head we recommend at least two of them as one Vega cannot do COM and NAV at the same time). The Razor head can be used as both COM and NAV at the same time but if possible, choose two heads to simplify operation.

The N16 connected to the V16 also provides a single NAV/COM solution to an EFIS.

The N16 can also be used stand alone as NAV radio only.


The V16 or V16/N16 combination may be used as COM or NAV/COM via RS232 in Garmin compatible fashion. For this you need at least one head (either Vega or Razor). Using the head you can choose between several supported protocols.

Note: This is not required for an MGL EFIS – the MGL EFIS can plug directly into the V16 or N16 RS232 port. No head is needed (but you can add them if you like).