ELTs

Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs)
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ACK Technologies, Inc. | ACR Electronics, Inc. | Artex Aircraft Supplies, Inc.

Overview
This page includes several options in ELTs.  They are a great way to increase safety.  Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) are used to help rescue crews find downed aircraft - increasing the likelihood of survival for aircraft occupants - especially in remote areas.

Terminology
The original ELTs introduced in 1973 were manufactured to the specifications of FAA TSO-C91. In 1985, TSO-C91A was introduced to provide improved performance and reliability. Today, C91 units are no longer allowed in new installations. These first and second-generation units broadcast an analog signal on 121.5 and 243.0 MHz.  The latest technology utilizes a frequency of 406 MHz.  In November of 2000 the International Corpas-Sarsat Program announced that it plans to cease the processing of distress signals from 121.5 and 243 MHz beacons on February 1st, 2009.  Unfortunately, 406 ELTs are quite a bit more expensive than 121.5 ELTs.  Cospas-SARSAT is an international organization representing many governments round the world in the management of the international distress beacon network. The USA, Australia along with many other countries are signatures and/or active parties to this organization. 

For details see the links below.  

One Glider Pilot's ELT Installation
The link below shows how one glider pilot (Jim Phoenex) mounted an AmeriKing AK-450 ELT in his sailplane.  He did an excellent job of documenting it.  Well done Jim! 
http://www.archive.jimphoenix.com/archive09/jimphoenix2/pages/Nimbus/Nfuselage/subNfuselage.html 

ELTs
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ACK Technologies, Inc.    ELTs, 121.5 & 406.028 MHz    

    


ACK-A-30-5

ACK-A-30-5

A30.4 Altitude EncoderThe ACK A30.5 is an excellent partner for any transponder.  An optional B..

$250.00

ACK-E-04  E-04 406/121.5 MHz ELT - with GPS Input Capability

ACK-E-04 E-04 406/121.5 MHz ELT - with GPS Input Capability

E-04 406/121.5 MHz ELT - with GPS Input CapabilityThe E-04 is a direct replacement for the 62,000 mo..

$695.00

ACK-E-04R    E-04 406/121.5 MHz ELT - with GPS Input Capability - Retrofit Kit

ACK-E-04R E-04 406/121.5 MHz ELT - with GPS Input Capability - Retrofit Kit

E-04 406/121.5 MHz ELT - with GPS Input Capability - Retrofit KitThe E-04 is a direct replaceme..

$620.00

Artex-110-201

Artex-110-201

Artex 110-201 Conformal ELT Antenna Frequency: 121.5 and 243 MHzNice ELT antenna.  Flexibl..

$108.00

Artex-455-6605

Artex-455-6605

Artex ME-406 ELT with Whip Antenna The whip antenna version is rated for airspeeds up to 200 kn..

$995.00

Artex-455-6607

Artex-455-6607

Artex ME-406 ELT with Rod Style Antenna The whip antenna version (above) is rated for airspeeds..

$1,695.00

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