ELT Testing and Verification of ELT ID
Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) are required to have their unique identification number registered with the national authorities. The ARTEX Tester provides a simple method to verify and save the ARTEX ELTs ID after installation, reprogramming or should the beacon need to be re-registered after an aircraft ownership change.
The ARTEX Tester decodes the transmission of 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat transmissions. The transmission can be read directly though the antenna cable or through the antenna itself. The unit will also indicate if 121.5 MHz is present. The Tester is a decoding device only and does not measure power. Please contact your local authority for ELT measurement requirements for annual inspections.
The ARTEX Tester records all data in an internal database which can be backed up to your PC. The data can be viewed on the computer independently of the Tester, and it is time stamped as proof of transmission and proper programming. The Tester can print via a USB interface to a PC. The printing capability requires a downloadable software program available at ACRARTEX.com.
*All features of 8701 are only applicable to ARTEX ELTs.
|Test & Programming Feature Chart||TPS 8700||TS 8701||TPS 8715|
|Verification of ELT ID and Decoding of 406 MHz Transmission||x||x||x|
|Testing for Presence of 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz Transmissions||x||x||x|
|Programming ARTEX General Aviation ELTs Only (reference PN 8700 for unit that is also capable of Transport Level ELT Programming)||x|
|Programming all ARTEX ELTs||x|
|Data backup to PC||x||x||x|
|Print Capability via USB interface to a PC||x||x||x|
|Software Included with Product||x||x|
|Software not Included with Product (software downloaded after product is received by customer)||x|