Pointer 3000 Series ELTs

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The Model 3000 (AF/AP) and 3000 (AF) which have been in production for twenty years are now revised to incorporate the upgrades of RTCA DO-183 for emergency locator transmitters. The new models, designated 3000-10 (AF/AP) and 3000-11 (AF) are interchangeable with existing units in form, fit and function. The mounting bracket, directly interchangeable with the current design, has been modified for the new environmental requirements. A remote panel control switch with visual activation monitor, previously an optional accessory, is now required in all (AF) automatic fixed installations and many of the (AP) automatic portable installations, is now included in the complete kits. The standard whip antenna and coaxial cable previously supplied with the Model 3000 unit is interchangeable with the new models. Those components, if serviceable, may remain in use with the new transmitter. Existing remote switch wiring for current pointer units may be used, and installation of the switch requires minimal panel space. The 3000-10 and 3000-11 transmitters incorporate an alkaline battery pack specifically designed to endure short term extreme thermal variations and mechanical shock requirements of RTCA DO-183. Emergency voice transmission is provided on the 3000-10 transmitter if desired.
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  • Size: 3 1/2"W x 7 5/8"H x 2-3/4"D.
  • Installed Weight: 2.0 lbs.



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Q: Does this ELT work internationally?

This ELT uses the 121.5 frequency which is not monitored by the USA or internationally. So yes it works but it is not monitored as the new ELT units with the 406 frequency are the standard for international flights.

Q: Does the Pointer 3000 come with FAA 8130-3 or OEM C of C?

It does not come with 8130-3 or C of C as those must be requested and purchased before the order is placed.

Q: I have the 3000-11(AF) installed in my plane. I want to change to a 406 ELT. Is there a Pointer 406 ELT available which can use the same mounting hardware and remote switch as the 3000-11(AF)?

Yes, the Pointer ELT 8000 part number 11-07543 is a 406 ELT. However the mounting hardware will need to be replaced to accommodate the new design. The remote switch will need to be modified as well to be used with the 8000.

Q: Regarding the POINTER 3000 SERIES ELTS : What are the dimensions of the hole in the panel for the remote Switch?

The remote switch requires a 3/4" square hole for installation.

Q: Does the Pointer 3000-10 ELT meet all 2020 FAA requirements for use in light aircraft in the US?

No, this will not meet the 2020 FAAREQU requirements as this ELT uses 121.5 as the new ELT's use 406 frequency.

Q: Will the Pointer 3000 series would on 406 internacional to mexico?

No it will not. This does not transmit the 406 frequency.

Q: I understood all new ELT purchases in the USA had to be 406 mhz compliant? How can you sell this new one or am I mistaken?

No, currently, both 121 and 406 are montiored in the USA, however it is expected to transition to 406. The current ELTs transmit 121 and 406. If you want to travel outside the U.S you will need a 406mhz ELT.

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