Test your beacon for proper installation, operation of the controls, and the presence of a sufficient antenna signal. The ELT test signal employs the same system that’s used during real emergency activations.
The test burst is transmitted from the aircraft’s ELT antenna. From there, it travels up to the satellite, down to the 406Test telecommunication station, and then over to your account. With 4 simple steps, you can certify an ELT:
1) Log into your 406Test account and enter the aircraft’s information
2) Perform a self-test directly through the search and rescue satellite system (without having to remove the ELT from the aircraft)
3) Verify that the self-test was received by satellite on your account
4) Print the FAA-compliant certification