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TPS 8715 406 MHz ELT Test Set
Discontinued Item
(DAI Part# 8715)
ELT Testing and Verification of ELT ID
Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) are required to have their unique identification number registered with the national authorities. The ARTEX TPS 8715 for General Aviation provides a simple method to verify and save the ARTEX ELTs ID after installation, reprogramming or should the beacon need to be re-registered after an aircraft ownership change. This system only programs ARTEX General Aviation ELTs* including the ME406, ELT 345 and ELT 1000.

ELT Decoding
The ARTEX TPS 8715 is a rugged, compact, and portable system that decodes the transmission of 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat transmissions. The transmission can be read directly though the antenna cable or through the antenna itself. The unit will also indicate if 121.5 MHz is present. The TPS 8715 is a decoding device only and does not measure power. Please contact your local authority for ELT measurement requirements for annual inspections.

Program GA Line of ELT
The TPS 8715 can quickly and easily program the full line of ARTEX General Aviation ELTs with the desired protocol, NAV Data Baud Rate and required information as outlined by Cospas-Sarsat through the programming cable (included).

Test Data
The TPS 8715 records all data in an internal database which can be backed up to your PC. The data can be viewed on the computer independently of the TPS 8715, and it is time stamped as proof of transmission and proper programming. The TPS 8715 can print via a USB interface to a PC. The printing capability requires a downloadable software program available at

*For transport level ELT Programming, please refer to Part Number 8700

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406.025 Receiver Range
-60dBm to +36dBm (5W signal)
Per Cospas-Sarsat C/S T.001 (Issue 3, Revision 5)
Operating System
Windows CE 5.0 / Garnet OS 5.4
400 MHz Samsung
Memory (Volatile)
64 megabytes SDRAM
Memory (Non-Volatile)
128 megabytes Flash
Memory (Expansion)
via MZIO bus standard
Display LCD Type
TFT High Brightness Touch
Screen 240x320 pixels
Battery Type
Rechargeable Lithium Ion, custom battery pack
Area Backlight
3.5" LED
USB: 1 megabyte / sec
Serial (RS232): 1200 to 115200 bits/sec
Infrared (IrDA): 1200 to 115200 bits/sec at 1 meter
Communications Connector
13 pin - custom gold plated pins
Battery Voltage / Capacity
7.4V nominal / 1700 mAh
Over charge discharge and thermal
Charging Current
1.2A (maximum)
Charging Input
12V DC nominal
Mechanical Dimensions w/o Antenna
6.7" (170mm)(L) x 3.7" (94mm) (W) x 1.53" (39mm) (H)
1 LB (456gm)
Operating Temperature
-10C to 60C
Storage Temperature
-20C to 65C
5% to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Part 15, Class A / EU EMC Directive
IP67 (submersible to 1 meter - 30 min.)
CSPR22, CSPR24 (RF emissions & ESD immunity)