The ARTEX ELT 1000 is a value-priced upgrade to standard 121.5 MHz transmitters, which are no longer monitored by the Cospas-Sarsat system. The 406 MHz transmitter produces a much more accurate position, typically 3 kilometers as compared with 15 to 20 kilometers for 121.5 MHz transmitters. When coupled to the aircraft navigation system via a navigation interface, the ELT 1000's accuracy improves to approximately 100 meters.
Model: ELT 1000
Antenna Options Available: Rod: 110-338 or 8603 or Whip: 110-773
I put the ELT 1000 in my AA5B due to a choice of antennas, but wish I had bought the 345. Installation is a real problem because there are firmware issues, make sure you read ACR Advisory Notice #002 available on their website before attempting to install. Spruce should put this warning on the product page.
February 4, 2018
Q: For P/N 11-13019 (ARTEX 406 MHZ ELT 1000 BASE PACK W/O ANTENNA INT). What is included?
This ELT 1000 kit includes ELT base pack, 406 MHz ELT, installation hardware, audio buzzer and mount tray.
Q: Can an antenna from a previous version be used with this Artex ELT 1000?
The ELT 1000 broadcasts on the 406 frequency. If you previous ELT was a 406 model then you can keep the antenna. If it was 121.5 you will need to install a new antenna.
Q: Is the Artex 406 MHZ ELT 1000 base pack unit suitable for installation in a helicopter?
No, this unit is only for fixed wing aircraft.
Q: How long is the whip antenna?
The Artex ME406 Whip Antenna is 14 inches long.
Q: Is the battery pack included with the Artex 406 ELT 1000?