ME406 406 MHz ELT

Part No: 455-5019

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ME406 406 MHz ELT

The ME406 is a 406 MHz ELT that will transmit on 121.5 and 406.028 MHz. Some key features of the new ME406 include a weight of 2 pounds; a mechanical footprint compatible with all Artex and some other ELT footprints. The ME406 features a small overall size and single antenna output feeding a wire whip antenna that transmits on both frequencies.

The Artex G406-4 transmits on all 3 emergency frequencies (121.5/243.0 and 406 MHz). The ELT automatically activates during a crash and transmits the standard swept tone on 121.5 and 243.0 MHz. The G406-4 also transmits a 406.025 MHz encoded digital message to the Cospas/Sarsat satellite system, which allows for rapid identification and reduces Search and Rescue response time. The G406-4 has been tested to meet the rigorous requirements of TSO C126 including 500 G shock, 1000 pound crush as well as flame and vibration tests. The G406-4 is available for use with Artex's low cost whip antennas or a sturdy fiberglass rod antenna. The G406-4 also may be interfaced with the Artex ELT/NAV Interface which enables latitude and longitude data to be transmitted as part of the 406.025 MHz message. The G406-4 is value priced to meet your ELT needs.

ARTEX ELTs are the choice of general aviation aircraft including Cessna, Piper, Cirrus, Beechcraft, Diamond, and Quest.

406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (Type AF ELT) Cospas/Sarsat Approved, FAA TSO C126 Approved, ETSO-2C126 Approved



  • Model for helicopter installations, 5-Way G switch  
  • Emergency Locator Transmitter
  • Designed for private aircrafts - helicopter applications
  • A low cost solution to 406 MHz technology requirements
  • 121.5 and 406 MHz
  • EASA approved with 121.5/406 MHz
  • ELT weight: 2lbs
  • Immediate search and rescue response
  • Position accuracy within 3 km
  • Transmitter is identified by serial number or aircraft ID
  • Worldwide coverage
  • 5-year battery life LiSO2
  • TSO-C126, ETSO-2C126, COSPAS/SARSAT approved
  • Mounting holes compatible with most existing ELT housings
  • Single antenna output for both frequencies
  • ELT automatically activates during a crash and transmits the standard swept tone on 121.5 MHz
  • Every 50 seconds for 440 milliseconds the 406 MHz transmitter turns on and transmits an encoded digital message to the Cospas/Sarsat satellite system
  • Mounting hardware for the ME-406 series is compatible with all previous models of Artex 406 MHz, as well as the ELT200 series, ACK, Pointer Model 3000 ELT and Narco ELT's
  • Current owners of Artex 2-frequency ELT's can re-use the remote switch as well as the wiring harness from the cockpit to the ELT

This variant of the G406-4 ELT (EDMO# 455-5019) includes:

  • G406-4 transmitter (453-5012)
  • Install Kit (455-7421)
  • NAV Remote Switch Install Kit (455-6196)
  • Remote Switch (345-6196-04)
  • Mounting Tray (452-0227)
  • Rod Antenna (110-320)
  • Buzzer (130-4004)
  • LiMnO2 5 year battery
  • Operation/Install Manual


Manufacturer Part Number
3 lb 5.8 oz
11.7 x 3.9 x 3.82 in (transmitter with mounting hardware)
Rod Antenna (110-320)
Operating Frequencies
406 MHz, 121.5 & 243. MHz ± 0.005% (A3X)
Output Power
406 MHz: 5 W ± 2 dB (520 ms / 50 sec) for 24 hours @ –20° C
121.5/243.0 MHz: 100 mW minimum (+20 dBm) for 50 hours @ –20° C
Output Connector
BNC Female (121.5/243 MHz)
TPS Female (406 MHz)
Automatic by 4.5 feet per second (2.3 G) Primary G–Switch
or Manual Activation
5 year Lithium (LiMnO2, solid cathode)
Temperature Certified to:
Operating: –20° C to +55° C
Storage: –55° C to +85° C
Self Test
G–Switch enabled
406 MHz Power
Antenna/Coax Connection
Position Data Present
Low Battery
Remote Control
TSO C126, ETSO 2C126
Cospas/Sarsat approved
Transport & Industry Canada approved
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