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.
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.
This ELT 1000 kit includes ELT base pack, 406 MHz ELT, installation hardware, audio buzzer and mount tray.
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.
No, this unit is only for fixed wing aircraft.
The Artex ME406 Whip Antenna is 14 inches long.
Yes, the battery pack is included.
The difference is the aircraft application. The whip antenna is intended for slower speed aircraft. The rod antenna is intended for faster aircraft installations.