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Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $2,280.00 In Stock
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $2,405.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,450.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,740.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $4,365.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,825.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,330.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $4,230.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,330.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $2,790.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,825.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,960.00 Subject to Factory
Price and Delivery valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $4,752.00 Subject to Factory
Valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST
FEATURES / SPECS / PARTS

C406-2

ELT (406 MHz, Dual Coax)


C406-2
FEATURES
  • 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter
  • Designed for commercial, business and military aviation requirements
  • Operating on 406, 121.5 & 243.0 MHz frequencies
  • Mounting tray bolt hole location compatible with most Artex two-frequency ELTs
  • Immediate search & rescue response upon complete registration
  • TSO C91a, TSO C126, ETSO 2C126, TSO C142 (lithium battery), COSPASS/SARSAT approved
  • Transport Canada approved
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Uses a BNC connector output for 121.5 and 243.0 MHz, the 406 MHz frequency is transmitted
    through a TPS connector
  • Optional ELT to NAV interface transmits latitude & longitude of aircraft position with 100 meter accuracy
  • Optional dongle DGL-I provides auto-programming convenience for fleet operators
  • Automatically activates during a crash and transmits the standard sweep 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 Compas/Sarsat satellite system
SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Frequencies: 406.025 MHz ± 2 kHz Biphase L (16K0GID), 121.5 & 243.0 MHz ± 0.005% (A3X) Output Power 406 MHz: 5W ± 2dB (520ms/50sec) for 24 hours @ -20°C 121.5/243.0MHz: 100mW min (+20dBm) for 50 hours @ -20°C
Output Connector: BNC Female (121.5/243.0) TPS Female (406MHz) Activation: Automatic by 4.5ft/sec G-Switch or Manual
Battery: 5 year Lithium Temperature: Operating: -20°C to +55°C Storage: -55°C to +85°C
Self Test: G-Switch enabled 406MHz Power Antenna/Coax Connection Position Data Present Low Battery Remote Control: ON/OFF/RESET
Antenna: Rod (110-320)(<350KTS) Blade (110-337)(Mach I) 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 crew of accidental activation) Weight: ELT Transmitter: 3lb 5.8oz Max Mounting Tray: 7 oz Protective Top Cover: 6.7oz End Cap: 3.8oz Total Weight: 4lb 11oz
Measurements: ELT Transmitter with Mounting Hardware installed: 11.74"L x 3.9"H x 3.82"W    
Part NumberModelC406-2 ELT Description:
453-5000 C406-2 ELT Transmitter Only (Main Assembly)
453-5001 C406-2HM Helicopter ELT Transmitter Only (Main Assembly)
455-5000* C406-2 ELT Base Pack List - contains transmitter & mounting hardware only
455-5001* C406-2HM Helicopter ELT Base Pack List - contains transmitter & mounting hardware only
455-5010* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Rod Antenna (110-320)
455-5011* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Blade Antenna (110-337 Hi-Speed)
455-5012* C406-2HM Complete Helicopter ELT System with Rod Antenna (110-320)
455-5013* C406-2HM Complete Helicopter ELT System with Blade Antenna (110-337 Hi-Speed)
455-5022* C406-2 ELT with mounting accessories (hardware not included)
455-5028* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Blade Antenna (110-337 Hi-Speed) & Gray Military Remote Switch
455-5029* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Rod Antenna (110-320) & Gray Military Remote Switch
455-5030* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Blade Antenna (110-333)
455-5031* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Rod Antenna (110-323 Dual Input)
455-5032* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Whip Antennas (110-324 & 110-329)
455-5035* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Blade Antenna (110-337 Hi-Speed) & Black Military Remote Switch
455-5036* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Blade Antenna (110-337 Hi-Speed), 15' co-ax Cable & Black Military Remote Switch
455-5037* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Blade Antenna (110-337 Hi-Speed), 15' co-ax Cable & Gray Military Remote Switch 
455-5049* C406-2 Complete ELT System with Rod Antenna (110-320) & 10' co-ax Cable

* Please Note that the Attached "Pack Lists" are for REFERENCE ONLY & are subject to change.

 

Please note that the content on this page is for reference only. It is the responsibility of the installer or installing agency to determine the ultimate eligibility of a part for installation.
  
AVAILABLE C406-2
Availability details valid as of 11/26/14 16:02:05 EST


Part #: 453-5000 ELT
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $2,280.00 In Stock


Part #: 455-5000 ELT Base Pack List
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $2,405.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5010 ELT System w/ 110-320 Rod Antenna
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,450.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5011 ELT System w/110-337 Blade Antenna
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,740.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5027 Learjet 406 ELT
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $4,365.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5028 ELT System w/ 110-337 Blade Antenna
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,825.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5029 ELT w/Rod Antenna
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,330.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5030 ELT w/ 110-333 Blade Antenna
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $4,230.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5031 ELT w/Rod Antenna
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,330.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5032 ELT w/Whip Antennas
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $2,790.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5035 ELT w/Blade Ant / Black RMT Switch
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,825.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5036 ELT w/Blade Antenna
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $3,960.00 Subject to Factory


Part #: 455-5037 ELT w/ Blade Antenna, 15' coax cable
Condition Price Delivery Action
NEW OUTRIGHT $4,752.00 Subject to Factory
PRODUCT FAQ
Click on a question below to see the answer.
If you have a question about this model that is not answered below,
please contact sales@seaerospace.com

What are the requirements for ELT installations?
Turbojet-powered aircraft, part 91, US operations:

Starting January 1, 2004 an approved ELT must be installed. An ELT meeting TSO-C91 installed prior to June 21, 1995 is acceptable. An ELT installed after June 21, 1995 must meet TSO-C91a or TSO-C126.

No person may take off an airplane for flight over water more than 30 minutes flying time or 100 nautical miles from the nearest shore, whichever is less, unless it has on board the following survival equipment:
  1. A life preserver, equipped with an approved survivor locator light, for each occupant of the airplane.
  2. Enough liferafts (each equipped with an approved survival locator light) of a rated capacity and buoyancy to accommodate the occupants of the airplane.
  3. At least one pyrotechnic signaling device for each liferaft.
  4. One self-buoyant, water-resistant, portable emergency radio signaling device that is capable of transmission on the appropriate emergency frequency or frequencies and not dependent upon the airplane power supply (FAR Part 91.509 [b]).
  5. A lifeline stored in accordance with Sec. 25.1411(g) of this chapter.
Satellite alerting of the 121.5 Mhz distress signal will be discontinued after February 1, 2009.



  
What is the meaning and purpose of the Artex ELT ending in part number -999?
An Artex ELT with a part number ending in -999 simply indicates that the unit is not programmed and is intended to be programmed via dongle (DGL-1) or wired into the ELT NAV interface (455-6500). Mostly only fleet operators and airlines request this programming ability to avoid reprogramming an ELT during routine maintenance should the ELT be replaced.

Most Artex ELT systems are received by distributors programmed with the ELT serial number for use in the USA. Thus the P/N ends in -366. If the ELT is programmed for another country, then the appropriate labels are placed on the ELT. However, the original dataplate part number remains the same. Dealer/distributors who are authorized to program Artex ELTs are not permitted to change the part number of the ELT.

Therefore, if someone requires an Artex ELT to actually have the -999 part number then this must be requested before the distributor places the order with the factory. Otherwise, programmed ELTs can be programmed with a default hex address and ID to be equivalent to the -999 status. When this is done by an authorized programming facility, the dataplate remains the same but the separate label with country and three digit code becomes blank and the hex ID label indicates the default hex ID.



  
What is the service life for most ELT 406 MHz?
It depends on the make and model of the ELT. However, most 406 ELTs have a battery life of either 4 or 5 years. Most batteries can transmit for as long as 24 hours.



  
How does the Artex Programming Dongle (DGL-1) function?
Most commonly utilized by fleet operators, the DGL-1 programming dongle allows an ELT to be transferred between aircraft without having to reprogram or re-register. The Artex DGL-1 is mounted on the ELT cover (see picture). The DGL-1 is not a memory device that stores multiple ELT coding formats. Instead, the aircraft 24 bit address is coded into the dongle by setting a series of small dip switches. The switches are accessed by removing 4 screws that attach the dongle to the ELT top cover. Inside the dongle, there are two rows of 12 switches (see picture). These 24 switches are used to set the aircraft's 24 bit address by way of binary 1s and 0s. 1s are electrical ground, 0s are electrically open.

A few other notes regarding the DGL-1:
  • The connector between the DGL-1 and ELT is only compatible with the C406 and G406 series ELTs.
  • The DGL-1 switches do not have to be set by an approved Artex programming facility.
  • The 24 bit address programmed via the DGL-1 switches overwrites any other programming on an ELT once it is powered on.




  
Why should you install a 406 MHz ELT in place of an existing 121/243 MHz ELT?
After February 1st, 2009, Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) operating on the 121.5 and 243 MHz will not be monitored by the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system. There are many false distress signals and searches initiated each year with ELTs. The newer 406 MHz ELTs transmit unique aircraft information allowing authorities to contact an aircraft owner before a search is initiated. Therefore, 406 MHz significantly decrease the amount of unnecessary searches.

While 121.5 MHz is the international distress signal, it has limitations in relation to the search and rescue efforts that would follow the activation of this frequency by an ELT. Accuracy to a crash site of an aircraft with a 121 MHz ELT can be up to 20 miles. With the enhanced performance of the 406 MHz ELT and programmed aircraft information, accuracy is improved to 2 miles.

After February 2009, the 121/243 distress signals will only be detected by ground based receivers such as air traffic control, local airports, or other aircraft. Therefore, the search and rescue efforts related to an aircraft with an older ELT could be limited and will take longer, especially in a remote location.

Some aircraft owners do not respond positively towards FAA mandates. The February 1st 2009 ELT date is not a deadline to comply with any sort of ELT mandate. As mentioned, this date only applies the discontinuance of 121/243 ELT monitoring by the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system. Therefore, aircraft owners must decide what value to place on their safety and survival should they be put in an emergency situation where the ELT would be activated.



  
Is an STC required to install an ELT into an aircraft?
An STC is not required for most ELT installations. Usually, only a logbook entry is needed. However, you should contact your local FSDO or local aviation authority for exact clarification.



  
What are the applications for the Artex C406-2 series ELTs?
The C406-2 series ELTs have 2 antenna coax connections. One for a 121/243 ELT antenna and one for a 406 ELT antenna. The C406-2 is a dual output ELT as was the case with all original Artex 406 MHz models. Therefore, more or less, the C406-2 can be considered an earlier design of the 406 MHz ELT from Artex.

Since Artex has the C406 series of ELTs which incorporates one single coax for all 3 ELT frequencies, there would not be any practical reasons to install the C406-2 unless you do not want to uninstall the original 121/243 ELT antenna from the aircraft or you are following some sort of aircraft OEM service bulletin. Some original Artex ELTs may make it easier to install the C406-2 as a replacement as well although this is rare.



  
Why does my 406 MHz ELT need to be programmed?
Programmed aircraft information is essential for search & rescue, should the ELT be activated. When activated, the ELT will transmit your identifier.

An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) should be programmed with either the aircraft tail #, a serial #, or the aircraft operator designator. The aircraft information programmed is determined by your country's requirements. The information is sent to the government agency responsible for keeping the database of the country in which your aircraft is registered.

The ID is linked to your SAR database, containing valuable aircraft information: Type of Aircraft, Address of Owner, Telephone # of Owner, Aircraft Registration #, and Alternate Emergency Contact, etc.

Keeping this information up to date & accurate is a major concern of the Search & Rescue Centers. Without accurate information, valuable time may be lost in attempting to locate the owner of the aircraft.

Your ELT can easily be programmed by a certified repair station, such as Southeast Aerospace.

Contact Southeast Aerospace today for more information on ELT programming.



  
I am looking for an Artex 406 MHz ELT with a Part Number that ends in -366, can I use another Part Number instead?
The 366 at the end of any Artex 406MHz ELT simply indicates that the unit is programmed for the USA serialized long message format. All Artex 406 ELTs (C406 and G406 series) except for the ME406 are shipped from Artex with the 366 programming unless you specify otherwise. For international applications, once the ELT is reprogrammed, the unit dataplate and box label is updated with the new programming information. An updated FAA Form 8130 is issued at this time as well.

Therefore, if you are searching for an Artex 406 ELT ending in the -366 such as 455-5015-[366], then you can use the base number (ex. 455-5015) in most cases.



  
What does COSPAS mean?
COSPAS is an acronym for the Russian words "Cosmicheskaya Sistema Poiska Avariynyh Sudov" . These Russian words translate to "Space System for the Search of Vessels in Distress".



  
What does SARSAT mean?
SARSAT is an acronym for "Search And Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking". The SARSAT system was developed as a joint effort by the USA, Canada, and France.



  
Which ELT is most appropriate for my aircraft?
Click here to view the ELT reference guide.



  
What are the ELT and ELT battery shipping guidelines?
Click here to view the guidelines.



  
The light on my ELT transmitter is flashing, what does that mean?
If a problem is detected in the ELT, the LED will produce a coded signal. The LED will flash in order of importance with approximately .5 to 1 second pulse between each coded signal if multiple errors are present. The coded signal and related problems are as follows:
  • 1 flash indicates a G-switch loop open failure
  • 3 flashes indicate a 406 MHz transmitter problem such as defective or unconnected coax, low power output or programming error
  • 5 flashes indicate no navigation data present for ELTs interfaced to a GPS nav interface unit. This error is most likely due to faulty interface wiring, improper programming, invalid navigation data caused by nav system not powered up or GPS nav interface unit (P/N 453-6500) not being present
  • 7 flashes indicate a battery problem. Usually this occurs when the battery usage time is over an hour. A bench test by an approved Artex service center can indicate how many times the ELT has been activated and for how long
Southeast Aerospace has full bench test and programming capabilities for all Artex (Cobham) ELTs. Please contact the SEA Service Dept for any ELT service questions.



  
What is the battery life for my Artex ELT?
Even though the battery pack expires 5 years from the date the ELT is shipped from Artex, there are other factors that take priority. The Artex manual states that the battery pack must be replaced with a new battery pack in the following situations:
  • After use in an emergency
  • After an inadvertent activation of unknown duration
  • When the total of all known transmission exceed 1 hour
  • On or before the battery replacement data as indicated on the battery label

If any of these conditions are met, the battery must be replaced.

Artex batteries contain a microchip that records total activation time and number of activation times. The ELT tester will show this information when the unit is tested.



  
Is the C406-2 / C406-2HM a direct replacement for the discontinued 110-406?
Yes, the C406-2 & C406-2HM ELTs are a direct replacement for the 110-406 Series. According to the Discontinuance letter released from Cobham, the 110-406 series product line was discontinued on 12/31/01. Artex planned to continue providing battery packs and repairs until 2008. You can view the letter here.

According to Artex (now Cobham) the C406-2/2HM ELTs are a direct replacement in form, fit & function. Additionally, the ME-406 series is suitable for General Aviation and Light Helicopter applications. These ELTs are certified to the requirements of FAA TSO C126 and ETSO-2C126.

View the C406-2, C406-2HM, and ME-406 Series product pages for more detailed information.



  
C406-2 Product FAQ

Click on a question below to see the answer.
If you have a question about this model that is not answered below, please contact sales@seaerospace.com

What are the requirements for ELT installations?
Turbojet-powered aircraft, part 91, US operations:

Starting January 1, 2004 an approved ELT must be installed. An ELT meeting TSO-C91 installed prior to June 21, 1995 is acceptable. An ELT installed after June 21, 1995 must meet TSO-C91a or TSO-C126.

No person may take off an airplane for flight over water more than 30 minutes flying time or 100 nautical miles from the nearest shore, whichever is less, unless it has on board the following survival equipment:
  1. A life preserver, equipped with an approved survivor locator light, for each occupant of the airplane.
  2. Enough liferafts (each equipped with an approved survival locator light) of a rated capacity and buoyancy to accommodate the occupants of the airplane.
  3. At least one pyrotechnic signaling device for each liferaft.
  4. One self-buoyant, water-resistant, portable emergency radio signaling device that is capable of transmission on the appropriate emergency frequency or frequencies and not dependent upon the airplane power supply (FAR Part 91.509 [b]).
  5. A lifeline stored in accordance with Sec. 25.1411(g) of this chapter.
Satellite alerting of the 121.5 Mhz distress signal will be discontinued after February 1, 2009.



  
What is the meaning and purpose of the Artex ELT ending in part number -999?
An Artex ELT with a part number ending in -999 simply indicates that the unit is not programmed and is intended to be programmed via dongle (DGL-1) or wired into the ELT NAV interface (455-6500). Mostly only fleet operators and airlines request this programming ability to avoid reprogramming an ELT during routine maintenance should the ELT be replaced.

Most Artex ELT systems are received by distributors programmed with the ELT serial number for use in the USA. Thus the P/N ends in -366. If the ELT is programmed for another country, then the appropriate labels are placed on the ELT. However, the original dataplate part number remains the same. Dealer/distributors who are authorized to program Artex ELTs are not permitted to change the part number of the ELT.

Therefore, if someone requires an Artex ELT to actually have the -999 part number then this must be requested before the distributor places the order with the factory. Otherwise, programmed ELTs can be programmed with a default hex address and ID to be equivalent to the -999 status. When this is done by an authorized programming facility, the dataplate remains the same but the separate label with country and three digit code becomes blank and the hex ID label indicates the default hex ID.



  
What is the service life for most ELT 406 MHz?
It depends on the make and model of the ELT. However, most 406 ELTs have a battery life of either 4 or 5 years. Most batteries can transmit for as long as 24 hours.



  
How does the Artex Programming Dongle (DGL-1) function?
Most commonly utilized by fleet operators, the DGL-1 programming dongle allows an ELT to be transferred between aircraft without having to reprogram or re-register. The Artex DGL-1 is mounted on the ELT cover (see picture). The DGL-1 is not a memory device that stores multiple ELT coding formats. Instead, the aircraft 24 bit address is coded into the dongle by setting a series of small dip switches. The switches are accessed by removing 4 screws that attach the dongle to the ELT top cover. Inside the dongle, there are two rows of 12 switches (see picture). These 24 switches are used to set the aircraft's 24 bit address by way of binary 1s and 0s. 1s are electrical ground, 0s are electrically open.

A few other notes regarding the DGL-1:
  • The connector between the DGL-1 and ELT is only compatible with the C406 and G406 series ELTs.
  • The DGL-1 switches do not have to be set by an approved Artex programming facility.
  • The 24 bit address programmed via the DGL-1 switches overwrites any other programming on an ELT once it is powered on.




  
Why should you install a 406 MHz ELT in place of an existing 121/243 MHz ELT?
After February 1st, 2009, Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) operating on the 121.5 and 243 MHz will not be monitored by the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system. There are many false distress signals and searches initiated each year with ELTs. The newer 406 MHz ELTs transmit unique aircraft information allowing authorities to contact an aircraft owner before a search is initiated. Therefore, 406 MHz significantly decrease the amount of unnecessary searches.

While 121.5 MHz is the international distress signal, it has limitations in relation to the search and rescue efforts that would follow the activation of this frequency by an ELT. Accuracy to a crash site of an aircraft with a 121 MHz ELT can be up to 20 miles. With the enhanced performance of the 406 MHz ELT and programmed aircraft information, accuracy is improved to 2 miles.

After February 2009, the 121/243 distress signals will only be detected by ground based receivers such as air traffic control, local airports, or other aircraft. Therefore, the search and rescue efforts related to an aircraft with an older ELT could be limited and will take longer, especially in a remote location.

Some aircraft owners do not respond positively towards FAA mandates. The February 1st 2009 ELT date is not a deadline to comply with any sort of ELT mandate. As mentioned, this date only applies the discontinuance of 121/243 ELT monitoring by the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system. Therefore, aircraft owners must decide what value to place on their safety and survival should they be put in an emergency situation where the ELT would be activated.



  
Is an STC required to install an ELT into an aircraft?
An STC is not required for most ELT installations. Usually, only a logbook entry is needed. However, you should contact your local FSDO or local aviation authority for exact clarification.



  
What are the applications for the Artex C406-2 series ELTs?
The C406-2 series ELTs have 2 antenna coax connections. One for a 121/243 ELT antenna and one for a 406 ELT antenna. The C406-2 is a dual output ELT as was the case with all original Artex 406 MHz models. Therefore, more or less, the C406-2 can be considered an earlier design of the 406 MHz ELT from Artex.

Since Artex has the C406 series of ELTs which incorporates one single coax for all 3 ELT frequencies, there would not be any practical reasons to install the C406-2 unless you do not want to uninstall the original 121/243 ELT antenna from the aircraft or you are following some sort of aircraft OEM service bulletin. Some original Artex ELTs may make it easier to install the C406-2 as a replacement as well although this is rare.



  
Why does my 406 MHz ELT need to be programmed?
Programmed aircraft information is essential for search & rescue, should the ELT be activated. When activated, the ELT will transmit your identifier.

An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) should be programmed with either the aircraft tail #, a serial #, or the aircraft operator designator. The aircraft information programmed is determined by your country's requirements. The information is sent to the government agency responsible for keeping the database of the country in which your aircraft is registered.

The ID is linked to your SAR database, containing valuable aircraft information: Type of Aircraft, Address of Owner, Telephone # of Owner, Aircraft Registration #, and Alternate Emergency Contact, etc.

Keeping this information up to date & accurate is a major concern of the Search & Rescue Centers. Without accurate information, valuable time may be lost in attempting to locate the owner of the aircraft.

Your ELT can easily be programmed by a certified repair station, such as Southeast Aerospace.

Contact Southeast Aerospace today for more information on ELT programming.



  
I am looking for an Artex 406 MHz ELT with a Part Number that ends in -366, can I use another Part Number instead?
The 366 at the end of any Artex 406MHz ELT simply indicates that the unit is programmed for the USA serialized long message format. All Artex 406 ELTs (C406 and G406 series) except for the ME406 are shipped from Artex with the 366 programming unless you specify otherwise. For international applications, once the ELT is reprogrammed, the unit dataplate and box label is updated with the new programming information. An updated FAA Form 8130 is issued at this time as well.

Therefore, if you are searching for an Artex 406 ELT ending in the -366 such as 455-5015-[366], then you can use the base number (ex. 455-5015) in most cases.



  
What does COSPAS mean?
COSPAS is an acronym for the Russian words "Cosmicheskaya Sistema Poiska Avariynyh Sudov" . These Russian words translate to "Space System for the Search of Vessels in Distress".



  
What does SARSAT mean?
SARSAT is an acronym for "Search And Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking". The SARSAT system was developed as a joint effort by the USA, Canada, and France.



  
Which ELT is most appropriate for my aircraft?
Click here to view the ELT reference guide.



  
What are the ELT and ELT battery shipping guidelines?
Click here to view the guidelines.



  
The light on my ELT transmitter is flashing, what does that mean?
If a problem is detected in the ELT, the LED will produce a coded signal. The LED will flash in order of importance with approximately .5 to 1 second pulse between each coded signal if multiple errors are present. The coded signal and related problems are as follows:
  • 1 flash indicates a G-switch loop open failure
  • 3 flashes indicate a 406 MHz transmitter problem such as defective or unconnected coax, low power output or programming error
  • 5 flashes indicate no navigation data present for ELTs interfaced to a GPS nav interface unit. This error is most likely due to faulty interface wiring, improper programming, invalid navigation data caused by nav system not powered up or GPS nav interface unit (P/N 453-6500) not being present
  • 7 flashes indicate a battery problem. Usually this occurs when the battery usage time is over an hour. A bench test by an approved Artex service center can indicate how many times the ELT has been activated and for how long
Southeast Aerospace has full bench test and programming capabilities for all Artex (Cobham) ELTs. Please contact the SEA Service Dept for any ELT service questions.



  
What is the battery life for my Artex ELT?
Even though the battery pack expires 5 years from the date the ELT is shipped from Artex, there are other factors that take priority. The Artex manual states that the battery pack must be replaced with a new battery pack in the following situations:
  • After use in an emergency
  • After an inadvertent activation of unknown duration
  • When the total of all known transmission exceed 1 hour
  • On or before the battery replacement data as indicated on the battery label

If any of these conditions are met, the battery must be replaced.

Artex batteries contain a microchip that records total activation time and number of activation times. The ELT tester will show this information when the unit is tested.



  
Is the C406-2 / C406-2HM a direct replacement for the discontinued 110-406?
Yes, the C406-2 & C406-2HM ELTs are a direct replacement for the 110-406 Series. According to the Discontinuance letter released from Cobham, the 110-406 series product line was discontinued on 12/31/01. Artex planned to continue providing battery packs and repairs until 2008. You can view the letter here.

According to Artex (now Cobham) the C406-2/2HM ELTs are a direct replacement in form, fit & function. Additionally, the ME-406 series is suitable for General Aviation and Light Helicopter applications. These ELTs are certified to the requirements of FAA TSO C126 and ETSO-2C126.

View the C406-2, C406-2HM, and ME-406 Series product pages for more detailed information.



  



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