SEA Repair Capabilities: No
|Operating Frequencies:||406 MHz ± 1 kHz Biphase L (16K0GID), 121.5 MHz ± 6 KHz||Output Power:||406 MHz: 5W(440ms/50sec) for 24 hours @ -20°C to +55°C 121.5 MHz: 100mW min for 50 hours @ -20°C to +55°C|
|Output Connector:||BNC Female||Activation:||Automatic by 4.5ft/sec (2.3 G) Primary 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 406 MHz Power 121.5 MHz Power Antenna/Coax Connection Low Battery||Remote Control:||ON/ARM/RESET|
|Antenna:||Rod (110-338)(<350kts) Whip (110-773)(<200kts)||Mounting Hardware:||Mounting Tray P/N: 452-3034|
|Other Parts:||Coax cable Buzzer (to alert ground crew of accidental activation)||Weight:||ELT Transmitter: 1.85lbs Mounting Tray: 3.52oz Total Weight: 2.05lbs|
|Measurements:||ELT Transmitter with Mounting Hardware installed: 6.59"L x 2.86"H x 3.69"W|
|Part Number||Model:||ME-406 ELT Description:|
|453-6603||ME406||Transmitter Only (Main Assembly)|
|453-6604||ME406HM||Transmitter Only - Helicopter ELT (Main Assembly)|
|453-6611||ME406P||Transmitter Only - Portable ELT (Main Assembly)|
|453-6650||ME406||Transmitter Only - Military, Black ELT (Main Assembly)|
|455-6603*||ME406||ELT Base Pack List - contains transmitter & mounting hardware|
|455-6604*||ME406HM||Helicopter ELT Base Pack List - contains transmitter & mounting hardware|
|455-6605*||ME406||Complete ELT System with Whip Antenna (110-773)|
|455-6606*||ME406HM||Complete Helicopter ELT System with Rod Antenna (110-338)|
|455-6607*||ME406||Complete ELT System with Rod Antenna (110-338)|
|455-6608*||ME406ACE||ACE (ACK Remote Switch Retrofit) ELT Base Pack List - Cirrus Specific - contains transmitter, mounting hardware & 1.25' coax cable specific to Cirrus|
|455-6613*||ME406P||Complete Portable ELT System with Rod Antenna (110-338)|
|455-6614*||ME406ACE||ACE (ACK Remote Switch Retrofit) ELT Base Pack List - contains transmitter & mounting hardware|
|455-6615*||ME406P||Portable ELT Base Pack List - contains transmitter, auxiliary wrap around antenna, lanyard & mounting hardware|
|455-6650*||ME406||Black ELT Base Pack List - contains transmitter & mounting hardware|
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The ME406ACE or Absolute Cost Efficiency model is the same as the ME406 ELT with the difference being the additional connector adapter provided with the ACE. The ACE model was created by Artex (ACR) to directly replace ELTs manufacturerd by ACK which used a telephone type cable. If you remove the telephone connector adapter from the ACE, it has the same D-sub type connector as the normal ME406.
Virtually all 406 MHz beacons incorporate a self-test mode of operation. Standard Self-Tests of beacons usually involve pressing a button or lifting a lever on the beacon and holding it for a few seconds. This usually results in the beacon flashing an LED or Strobe and/or creating an audible sound that indicates that the internal circuitry of the beacon is functioning correctly. You should always carefully follow the beacon manufacturer's instructions when carrying out a self-test as it is possible to get false results or inadvertently trigger a false alarm if perform the self-test incorrectly. If the beacon fails, then you should contact the beacon manufacturer or an appointed service agents for further advice and instructions.
Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) are distress radio beacons which transmit location information about aircraft directly to Search and Rescue (SAR) forces letting them know that the owner is in grave and imminent danger.
A UIN is a Unique Identifier Number that is programmed into each beacon at the factory. The UIN number consists of 15 digit series of letters and numbers that make up the unique identity of the beacon. The UIN is on a white label on the exterior of the beacon. The UIN is also referred to as the Hex ID.
You should check the local regulations of any place you plan to visit with your beacon. Some countries require you to have a radio license and some countries even have restrictions on the use of beacons. However, if it's a true emergency, then you should always activate your beacon.
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:
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.
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.