|Single output 406 MHz emergency locator transmitter
|(Type AF ELT) Cospas/Sarsat approved
|FAA TSO C126 and JTSO-2C126 approved
The Artex C406-1 is a single output ELT; unlike previous models of Artex
406 MHz ELT's. All 3 emergency frequencies (121.5/243.0 and 406 MHz)
utilize the same RF output, which requires only 1 coax cable to connect
to the new series of Artex single input antennas.
The ELT automatically
activates during a crash and transmits the standard swept tone on 121.5
and 243.0 MHz. Every 50 seconds for 520 milliseconds (long message
protocol) the 406.025 MHz transmitter turns on and transmits an encoded
digital message to the Cospas/Sarsat satellite system.
The ELT can
be programmed with the aircraft's 24-bit address as well as latitude/
longitude information from the aircraft navigation system when used
with the Artex ELT/NAV Interface (P/N 453-6500). Also available is the
Artex C406-1HM, which is equipped with a 6 axis "G" Switch for helicopter
The mounting hardware for the C406-1 series is compatible
with all previous versions of Artex 406 MHz ELT's.