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C406-1 Series
(DAI Part# 455-5015)
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 installations.

The mounting hardware for the C406-1 series is compatible with all previous versions of Artex 406 MHz ELT's.

Components for Artex C406-1 Series

P/N 455-5002 C406-1 base pack list
P/N 455-5014 C406-1 w/ 110-338 Rod
P/N 455-5015 C406-1 w/ 110-340 Blade
P/N 455-5016 C406-1HM w/ 110-338 Rod
Operating 406.025 MHz ± 2 KHz Biphase L(16K0G1D)
Frequencies 121.5 & 243.00 MHz ± 0.005% (A3X)
Output Power 406 MHz: 5 W ±2 dB (520 mS/50 sec)
for 24 hrs. @ -20° C
121.5/243.0 MHz: 100 mW minimum
(+20 dBm for 50 hrs. @ -20° C)
Output Connector BNC female
Activation Automatic by 4.5'/sec G-switch or manual
Battery 5-year lithium (LiMnO2, solid cathode)
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
-20° C to +55° C
-55° C to +85° C
Self Test G-switch enabled
406 MHz power
Remote Control ON/OFF/RESET
Antenna Rod (110-338) (<350 Kts)
Whip (110-343)(<300 Kts)
Blade (110-340) (<600 Kts)
Mounting Hardware Mounting tray P/N 452-5050
Protective top cover P/N 452-3052
End cap P/N 452-5052
Other Parts Coax cable
Buzzer (to alert ground crews of accidental activation)
Weights ELT transmitter:3 lbs. 8 oz. maximum (1.6 Kg)
Mounting tray: 7 oz. (200g)
Protective top cover:6.7 oz. (190 g)
End cap:3.8 oz. (108 g)
Total weight: 2.02 Kg
Measurements ELT transmitter with mounting hardware installed:
11.74" (298 mm) L x 3.90" (99 mm) H x 3.82" (97 mm) W
Part Numbers C406-1: P/N 453-5002 (transmitter only)
C406-1 HM: P/N 453-5003 (transmitter only)