Part #: 455-9100






ELT Test Set

Part Number :

406 Mhz ELT Test

  • No Longer Available - Replaced by PN 8701
  • ETS ELT Test Set
  • Rugged and waterproof handheld device
  • Used to read the transmitted code of a 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat ELT
  • Makes it easy to verify required beacon ID after installation or reprogramming
  • Beacon ID and all encoded data is displayed on the reader
  • Data is saved to a database, and is time-stamped
  • Can be read over the air (in test mode or a shielded enclosure) or transmitted directly into the reader (for beacons with external antenna connections)
  • Can print a record directly to a serial or Infrared (IRDA) enabled printer
406.025 receiver range: -60dBm to +36dBm 5W signal
Decoding: Per Cospas-Sarsat C/S T.001 Issue 3, Revision 5
Operating System:

Palm OS 4.1.2

Upgradeable to Palm OS 4.x.
Microprocessor: 33MHz Motorola DragonBall-VZ  
Volatile 16 megabytes SDRAM Approx 15MB available to user
Non-Volatile 4 megabytes Flash Approx 2MB available to user
Expansion via MZIO bus Supports multiple formats 
LCD Type FSTN (TDF) grayscale  
Resolution 160 x 160 pixels  
Viewable Area 56mm (W) x 56mm (H)  
Touch Screen Analog Resistive  
Backlight Electro luminescent  
USB 1 Megabyte / sec Cable provided in kit
Serial (RS232) 1200 to 115200 bits / sec Optional - available from Aceeca
Infrared (IrDA) 1200 to 115200 bits / sec at 1 meter  
Communications Connector: 13 pin - custom gold plated pins Cradle or communications cable
Type Lithium Ion, custom battery pack Rechargeable
Voltage 3.6V nominal  
Capacity 1900 mAh  
Protection Over charge / discharge & thermal  
Charging Current 1.2A (max) Via
Charging Input 9V DC nominal  
Dimensions 6.7" (170mm) (L) x 3.7: (94mm) (W) x 1.53" (39mm) (H)  without Antenna
Weight l Lb (456gm) Approx. with Antenna
Operating Temperature 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)   
Storage Temperature 14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C)  
Humidity 5% to 90% relative humidity Non-condensing 
RFI/EMC CSPR22, CSPR24 RF emissions & ESD immunity
FCC Part 15, Class A  
CE EU EMC Directive  
Sealing IP67 Submersible to 1 meter (30 min)
Current Consumption:    
Power On 21mA typical  Meazura only - backlight off
Full System 60mA typical Backlight on
Sleep Mode 1 to 2mA typical  
Part NumberELT Test Set Description:
455-9100 Obsolete - Replaced by PN 8701 406 ELT Test Set (ETS) Packlist - Packlist P/N Includes: ELT Test Set, Antenna (1/4 wave flexible whip 418 MHz), Holser, Stylus, Battery, USB Cable, Charger & CD-ROM
8701 Replaces PN 455-9100


- ELT Test Set

NSN: 6625-21-912-5966

Price Condition Status

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In relation to SV & OH parts, the used parts aftermarket in the aviation industry is not an infinite supply. It is a dynamic, constantly changing market that is significantly affected by and susceptible to highs and lows in supply and demand. Therefore, although we attempt to, at times, we are unable to predict the exact moment when an item may be available. Once again, through the REQUEST or RFQ indication on our website, we ask that customers contact us for the most current and accurate price and availability.

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.
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.
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".
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.