The ARTEX ELT 345 transmits on 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz frequencies and can provide position accuracy with an optional GPS input thanks to the built-in GPS navigational interface. GPS data is embedded from the first emergency transmission and provides Search and Rescue personnel with the aircraft location, within 100 meters, in less than a minute.
This unit can be activated manually with (remote switch or ELT switch) or automatically (the G-switch detects a 2.3G or greater impact). Once activated, the ELT 345 transmits a 406 MHz signal with the beacon's unique registration information and embedded GPS coordinates to the closest search and rescue agency via the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. The beacon also transmits a 121.5 MHz homing signal to assist search and rescue to pinpoint the aircraft's GPS location.
The ELT 345 provides a quick-and-easy retrofit opportunity with flexible installation options (Slimline two-wire remote switch that fits ACK and Ameriking - 2.08 x 0.75 Inches). The ELT utilizes the same RF output using only one coax cable to transmit both 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz signals through the compact 15-inch whip antenna. The ELT's built-in navigational interface does not require aircraft power to operate—which results in lower installation costs—and the stainless steel mounting bracket supplied with the unit has a multiple hole mounting pattern to accommodate legacy footprints.
FAA TSO C126b approved.
|406.040 MHz (+/- 1kHz) - Emission Designator 16K0G1D / 121.5 MHz (+/- 6.075 kHz) - Emission Designator 3K20A3X|
|406 MHz: 5 W for 24 hours @ -20°C to +55°C, 121.5 MHz: 50 mW for 50 hours @ -20°C to +55°C|
|Built-in GPS Navigational Interface (NMEA 0183 or RS 232)|
|Automatic via G-Switch by 4.5 ft/sec (2.3 G) or Manual Activation|
|6 year Lithium (LiMnO2), Replacement Battery Part No. 8322|
Temperature Certified to:
|Operating: -20°C to +55°C, Storage: -55°C to +85°C|
Self Test Checks:
|G-Switch Enabled, 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz Power, NAV system, Low Battery|
Weight (with tray):
|2.0 lbs (907.19 g)|
|ELT Transmitter with mounting hardware installed: 6.40 (L) x 2.96 (H) x 3.78” (W) inches (16.26 x 7.52 x 9.60 cm)|
|Cospas-Sarsat, FAA TSO, Industry Canada|
|Black Whip Antenna|
Mounting Tray and Strap:
|P/N: 8323 (Universal mounting hole pattern fits 90% of existing ELT hole configurations)|