Techtest 500-12y (406) ELT/PLB | Voice & Beacon Capability

Full FAA and JAA Approvals in accordance with TSO C91a and C126, JTSO-2C91a and 2C126 COSPAS/SARSAT Approval 111, CAA Approval No. WR1029.

The Series 500-12 Personal Locator Beacons are simple, compact, lightweight units which can be used either manually or automatically via ejection seat harness. Fully compatible with the majority of search and rescue equipment including the COSPAS/SARSAT satellite based survivor location equipment.

The PLB is a one-piece unit with the transmitter housed in a reflective yellow molded thermoplastic case, which is designed such that the replaceable battery pack can be mounted within the overall package to form a smooth but non-slip hand portable unit. The design is such that easy replacement of the battery module (15 seconds) is possible during beacon operation. Full speech capability on 121.5 and 243 MHz together with an audible tone indicating live beacon transmissions. The unit is designed to survival for up to ten years with the only maintenance being battery replacement every five years. The antenna (supplied) is capable of being attached directly to the PLB or remote through a cable assembly for operation in a dinghy.

  • Simultaneous Transmissions.
  • Beacon and Speech Modes and COSPAS/SARSAT coverage.
  • Unique remotely programmable country code function for 406.025 MHz. Reprogrammable on ac.
  • Manual or automatic operation.
  • Waterproof to 10 meters.
  • Meets NATO STANAG 7007 latest issue. EUROCAE ED 62 RTCA DO-204, DO-183.
  • Power Output - 48 hours min., 100mW (+20dBm) on both frequencies at -20 degrees C.
  • Pack Size: 2in. x 4in. x 6in.
  • Weight: 1.5lbs (.68kg)

The optional 500-12Y ELT can be packed inside FAA TSO Approved Life Rafts

*** ELTs not sold separately.

  • Model number: 500-12Y

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