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Take to the skies with confidence with the ELT 345. When an emergency happens, rely on the same brand that leading commercial aircraft manufacturers trust for first-class quality, superior technology, and outstanding customer service.  The best selling ARTEX ELT 345 is built to the industry’s most stringent quality management standards to ensure the ELT works the first time, every time.  The ARTEX ELT 345 transmits on 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz frequencies while providing positon accuracy thanks to the built-in GPS navigational interface. The ELT 345 boasts an industry low price for an ELT providing the same quality and performance on which the ARTEX brand was built.

 

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The ARTEX ELT 345 can be activated manually (via cockpit remote switch or ELT switch) or automatically (the G-Switch senses a 2.3G or greater impact), and transmits a unique digital signal on the 406 MHz distress frequency alerting the closest Search and Rescue agency of your emergency.  The 406 MHz signal, containing your GPS coordinates, is transmitted to the Cospas-Sarsat satellites and relayed to the Mission Control Center where it is immediately routed to the nearest Search and Rescue agency.  Your beacon’s registration will tell first responders who you are and the beacon itself lets them know where you are to within 100 meters.  Finally, the local 121.5 MHz homing signal assists Search and Rescue agencies to identify your exact location.

 

Ease of Installation

 

The ARTEX ELT 345 provides a quick-and-easy retrofit opportunity with flexible installation options such as our standard or slim style two-wire remote switch that does not require any aircraft power.  ELT 345 utilizes the same RF output using only one coax cable to transmit both 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz signals through either our 15- or 23-inch whip antennas.  The built-in navigational interface does not require aircraft power to operate which greatly reduces the cost of installation.  The stainless-steel mounting bracket has a multiple-hole pattern configuration that makes the replacement of legacy ARTEX ELTs or ACK, Kannad and AmeriKing ELTs quick and easy.

Pair the ELT 345 with ARTEX’s exclusive online satellite confirmation testing system, 406Test.com, available in North America, and get real-time beacon testing results, from the same satellites used by Search and Rescue, to ensure your ELT system is functioning properly.  There is a reason that ARTEX ELTs are the choice of more aircraft manufacturers than any other; they trust ARTEX to build the highest quality products knowing they are used to save lives.

 

ELT 345 Kits

 

There are now three comprehensive kit options available that provide users with access to the ELT 345, the world’s most popular ELT.  Each option features a 2-wire remote switch, coax cable, antenna, and ELT installation kit.  The primary difference between the kits pertains to the antenna and/or switch offering.  Our most economical option (part number 8102), comes with our standard black whip antenna and standard 2-wire remote switch.  The other two kits include a lower profile antenna option featuring a black whip antenna designed for installations where a shorter form factor is required.  Lastly, while the 8102 and 8107 kits include the standard 2-wire remote switch, the 8108 kit features a new slim profile switch.  The new slim switch is perfect for ACK and Ameri-King ELT retrofits as it requires no modification to the switch panel cut-out when replacing a legacy phone cord style switch.  As an added benefit, the slim switch requires no batteries and operates using 2 wire connectivity for dependable cockpit panel operation.

 

ARTEX Part Number

Product Description

Antenna Included

Remote Switch Included

8102 (pack list)

ARTEX ELT 345 Standard Kit with GA Install Kit, Black Whip Antenna, and Standard Remote Switch

23.4” Tall Black Whip Antenna

ARTEX Standard 2-Wire Remote Switch
(2.00 x 1.30 Inches)

8107 (pack list)

ARTEX ELT 345 Compact Kit with GA Install Kit, Compact Black Whip Antenna, and Standard Remote Switch

15” Tall Black Whip Antenna

ARTEX Standard 2-Wire Remote Switch

(2.00 x 1.30 Inches)

8108 (pack list)

ARTEX ELT 345 Slim Kit with GA Install Kit, Compact Black Whip Antenna, and Slim Remote Switch

15” Tall Black Whip Antenna

Slimline 2-Wire Remote Switch
(Fits ACK and Ameriking)

(2.08 x 0.75 Inches)

 

Interested in a complete safety survival kit? The new ARTEX ELT 345™ Pilot Kit is the perfect combination of safety and survival products designed to keep aviators safe in an emergency. The Pilot Kit provides aviators with one convenient kit to outfit their aircraft with the latest 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) along with personal survival gear to provide a redundant system to alert Search and Rescue of their location.

This kit features the following essential survival products:

  • ELT 345™ (includes Antenna, Remote Switch, + install hardware)
  • ResQLink+™ Personal Locator Beacon
  • C-Light H₂O™ Emergency Distress Light
  • Signal Mirror
  • WW-3 Res-Q™ Whistle

 

For additional peace of mind, pair the ELT 345 with ARTEX’s exclusive online satellite confirmation testing system, 406Test.com, and get real-time beacon testing results, from the same satellites used by Search and Rescue, to ensure your ELT system is functioning properly.  There is a reason that ARTEX ELTs are the choice of more aircraft manufacturers than any other; they trust ARTEX to build the highest quality products knowing they are used to save lives.

Additional information

Weight 5.00 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 13 × 12 in
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Product

ARTEX Part Number

Product Description

Antenna Included

Remote Switch Included

8102

ARTEX ELT 345 Standard Kit with GA Install Kit, Black Whip Antenna, and Standard Remote Switch

23.4” Tall Black Whip Antenna

ARTEX Standard 2-Wire Remote Switch
(2.00 x 1.30 Inches)

8107

ARTEX ELT 345 Compact Kit with GA Install Kit, Compact Black Whip Antenna, and Standard Remote Switch

15” Tall Black Whip Antenna

ARTEX Standard 2-Wire Remote Switch

(2.00 x 1.30 Inches)

8108

ARTEX ELT 345 Slim Kit with GA Install Kit, Compact Black Whip Antenna, and Slim Remote Switch

15” Tall Black Whip Antenna

Slimline 2-Wire Remote Switch
(Fits ACK and Ameriking)

(2.08 x 0.75 Inches)

 

Model ELT 345
Product Number 8102 / 8107 / 8108
Operating Frequencies 406.040 MHz (+/- 1kHz) – Emission Designator 16K0G1D / 121.5 MHz (+/- 6.075 kHz) – Emission Designator 3K20A3X
Output Power 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
Output Connector BNC Female
GPS Built-in GPS Navigational Interface (NMEA 0183 or RS 232)
Activation Automatic via G-Switch by 4.5 ft/sec (2.3 G) or Manual Activation
Battery 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
Remote Control ON/ARM/TEST
Weight (with tray) 2.0 lbs (907.19 g)
Measurements 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)
Approvals Cospas-Sarsat, FAA TSO, Industry Canada
Antenna Black Whip Antenna (P/N: 8324)
Mounting Tray and Strap P/N: 8323 (Universal mounting hole pattern fits 90% of existing ELT hole configurations)

WARRANTY LENGTH: 30 MONTHS FROM DATE OF INSTALLATION OF THE GOODS ON BUYERS SOLUTION / 24 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF DISPATCH OF GOODS BY THE SUPPLIER

Warranty coverage is effectively extended from previous warranties offered on Artex products. To qualify for warranty coverage, a customer must do one of two things.

1) Provide the original packing list from Artex with a shipping date on it. The warranty period expires 24 months from the date shipped on the packing list.

2) Provide proof of installation date (Logbook entry, signed copy of the FAA form 337 the ELT was installled under, or other documentation stating such).

If the customer is unable to provide either methods of documentation, the warranty will apply for 24 months from date of manufacture listed on the ELT product label, with a 6 month instalation grace period – effectively 30 months.

For any inquiries regarding warranties, feel free to contact Artex products technical support at: artexsupport@acrartex.com or by phone at USA (954) 981-3333.

Q. What is the difference between the 3 different kits for the ELT 345?

The primary difference between the kits pertains to the antenna and/or switch offering.  Our most economical option (part number 8102), comes with our standard black whip antenna and standard 2-wire remote switch.  The other two kits include a lower profile antenna option featuring a black whip antenna designed for installations where a shorter form factor is required.  Lastly, while the 8102 and 8107 kits include the standard 2-wire remote switch, the 8108 kit features a new slim profile switch.  The new slim switch is perfect for ACK and Ameri-King ELT retrofits as it requires no modification to the switch panel cut-out when replacing a legacy phone cord style switch.

ARTEX Part Number

Product Description

Antenna Included

Remote Switch Included

8102

ARTEX ELT 345 Standard Kit with GA Install Kit, Black Whip Antenna, and Standard Remote Switch

23.4” Tall Black Whip Antenna

ARTEX Standard 2-Wire Remote Switch
(2.00 x 1.30 Inches)

8107

ARTEX ELT 345 Compact Kit with GA Install Kit, Compact Black Whip Antenna, and Standard Remote Switch

15” Tall Black Whip Antenna

ARTEX Standard 2-Wire Remote Switch

(2.00 x 1.30 Inches)

8108

ARTEX ELT 345 Slim Kit with GA Install Kit, Compact Black Whip Antenna, and Slim Remote Switch

15” Tall Black Whip Antenna

Slimline 2-Wire Remote Switch
(Fits ACK and Ameriking)

(2.08 x 0.75 Inches)

Q: What do ELTs do?

Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) are distress radio beacons which transmit location information about aircraft directly to Search and Rescue forces letting them know that the owner is in grave and imminent danger.  Learn How and ELT Rescue Works

Q: What does ELT Stand For?

Emergency Locator Transmitter

Q: Where can I purchase a beacon?

Visit our Where To Buy dealer locator

Q: How do I know the beacon is working?

Perform a monthly self-test. If the test passes, the beacon is working. If self- test does not pass, take/send the beacon in for service.  If you want to know that your beacon signal is reaching the satellite system and your signal is being received back down to earth please check out our advanced testing service called 406Link.com.

Q: How do I register my beacon?

406 MHz Beacons must be registered with the National Authority of the country you live in.

Step 1.  Visit our Registration database to find the appropriate National Authority

Step 2.  Register with your countrys National Authority either online, by mail or by fax.

Registration in the United States

The national authority that accepts beacon registrations in the United States is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Here are three easy ways to register:

1.) The fastest and easiest way to register is online at www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov .    Recommended method. Ability to verify and validate information before submitting.

2.) Mail the registration form with the pre-addressed, postage paid envelope to:

SARSAT BEACON REGISTRATION
NOAA
NSOF, E/SPO53
1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please print legibly.

3.) Faxing a registration is also acceptable. Fax the registration form to the Fax number on the bottom of the registration form. To reduce the possibility of error, please write legibly and verify information on form compared to UIN on beacon before faxing. Please print legibly and in BLACK ink.

All registration forms will be entered in the 406 MHz beacon registration database within 48 hours of receipt. The information you provide on the registration form is used for rescue purposes only.

A confirmation letter, a copy of the actual registration and a proof-of-registration decal will be mailed to you within two weeks. When you receive these documents, please check the information carefully to ensure that the information provided on the label matches with the information on the beacon and then affix the decal to your beacon in the area marked BEACON DECAL HERE. Alternatively, visit our Registration database or many countries allow online registration in the International 406MHz Beacon Registration Database (IBRD) at www.406registration.com.

To verify that the unit is properly programmed for your country, view the UIN label on the back of the unit. In the event that the beacon is not programmed for your country, the sales agent (if properly equipped) can reprogram the unit for the correct country.

Q: What are my responsibilities with registering and re-registering my beacon?

A beacon needs to be registered at the time of purchase or installation. The registration of a beacon is valid for 2 (two) years. The owner should re-register the beacon every two years.  If a change of ownership occurs, the original owner must notify the authorities and de-register the beacon before the new owner can register.

Q: Why is it so important for me to register my beacon?

Registering the  ELT is required by law in the United States and in most countries.  Registering is very important because should your beacon ever be activated, it is how Search and Rescue Teams will know who you are, and contacts provided may be able to supply information about your specific travel plans. In the absence of this information, it may take longer for a search-and-rescue operation to begin.

Q: I tried to register my beacon but the authorities tell me that it needs a different ID number programmed in. Do I need to send this back to you?

This can be done by any Certified Battery/Service Center.  Please have your registration form and beacon available when contacting a Certified Battery Replacement Center for assistance.

Q: Where do I take/send my unit for battery service?

Visit our Battery / Service Locator. Contact the battery/service station for instructions on how to send the beacon to them. Please contact the Battery / Service Center for the cost for this service.

Q: How do I know when the battery is due for replacement?

There is a battery expiration date label on every beacon.

Example Image: Battery Replacement Date is 07/2010

HEXID

Q: Can I buy a battery from you and replace it myself?.

ELT batteries can be purchased from any of our authorized dealers or distributors and can be replaced in the field by the customer.

Q: What will happen if I do not replace the battery every five years?

The chances of surviving a life threatening situation is greatly diminished if proper care and maintenance is not given to a beacon.

Q: Do I have to replace the battery if the beacon goes off by mistake and why?

Yes, as this is a lifesaving device it should be diligently maintained to perform as specified. For this unit to transmit for the full 48 hours it will need a new battery as any inadvertent activation will deplete the existing battery.

Q: Where do I dispose of a beacon battery?

For information about disposal of lithium batteries or products with lithium batteries in them, please contact your local waste management company.

Q: Are there any special instructions for shipping a battery or a unit with the battery in it?

There may be, depending on the beacon that you have. Due to transportation regulations changes, some ACR & Artex products that contain lithium batteries may need to be shipped as Hazmat. Please visit the product page for your product and review the Download tab at the bottom of the page for the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Q: Is there a local service center where I can get my beacon serviced?

Find a battery/service center here.

Q: How often should I carry out a Self Test?

The beacon owners manual usually recommends the frequency of these tests; typical advice is once a month and/or before extended trips.

Advanced Satellite Testing can be performed using our new service called 406Link.com

Q: What should I do if I get a Self Test failure?

If you get a Self Test failure, first check the instructions in the user manual supplied with your Beacon, make sure you carried out the test correctly and that you have followed any instructions provided.  If you are sure your Beacon failed the self test then you should contact the beacon manufacturer or one of their appointed service agents for further advice and instructions.

Q: Can 406 MHz beacons be used anywhere in the world?

Yes, 406 MHz beacons can be used anywhere in the world, including the Poles.

Q: Is there a subscription fee for beacon registration or rescue service?

Beacon registration is free, should you ever have to activate your beacon, rescue is free in most parts of the world.

Q: When do you use a Beacon?

Most Search-and-Rescue (SAR) organizations instruct that beacons are satellite signaling devices of last resort, for use when all other means of self-rescue have been exhausted, where the situation is grave with imminent danger and the loss of life, limb, eyesight or valuable property will occur without assistance.

Q: Do I need a radio license?

For the latest information, in the United States you may contact the Federal Communication Commission at toll-free 1-888-CALLFCC or visit the website of the FCC.  Outside of the United States, contact your local authority for the requirements.

Q: What is a UIN and where do I find it on the beacon so I can register my beacon?

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.

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Q: Is it true that certain emergency beacons no longer work?

The 121.5MHz and 243 MHz beacons are no longer satellite detectable. The beacons may still function but the emergency satellite system will no longer detect the emergency signals from these frequencies. Please read the explanation of the phase out of the 121.5/243 MHz frequency from Cospas-Sarsat at http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/phaseout.html.

If you have a 121.5 MHz or 243 MHz beacon, you should upgrade to a new 406 MHz beacon.

Q: What happens if I set off a false alert by mistake?

Dont panic, as long as it was a genuine mistake and not deliberate you have nothing to worry about, however you must turn off your Beacon and contact the emergency services as quickly as possible to let them know your transmissions are a False Alert.

Deliberate misuse or not notifying the proper authority may incur a severe penalty.   When you call be prepared to provide the following information:

The beacon Unique Identifier Number (UIN) (15 Hex ID printed on the beacon),

  1. Date
  2. Time and duration of the false alert
  3. Location of the beacon at the time of the false alert
  4. Cause of the false alert

The primary contact point in the United States for the notification of False Alerts is the United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (USAFRCC) the telephone number is 1-800-851-3051. However if you have an EPIRB you can contact the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in the following areas: Atlantic Ocean / Gulf of Mexico USCG Atlantic Area Command Center Tel: (757)398-6390 Pacific Ocean Area / USCG Area Command Center Tel: (510) 437-3700 USCG HQ Command Center Tel: (800) 323-7233. If you have an ELT as well as contacting the USAFRCC you might also want to contact your local Flight Service Station (FSS) on 1-800-WXBRIEF  (1-800-992-7433).

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