ACR Electronics 2777 Specifications

ME406 Series
Emergency Locator Transmitter
Description, Operation, Installation and Maintenance Manual
This manual includes data for the equipment that follows:
Component
Part No.
Model No.
Emergency Locator Transmitter
Emergency Locator Transmitter
453-6603
453-6604
ME406
ME406HM
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PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
This document contains proprietary information and such information may not be disclosed to others for any
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or implied, with regard to this manual, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability,
fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. In addition, ACR Electronics makes no warranty with
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special, consequential, or any other damages in connection with or arising from furnishing, performance, or
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AIRWORTHINESS LIMITATIONS
The Airworthiness limitations section is FAA approved and specifies inspections and other maintenance
required under 14 CFR§ 43.16 and 91.403, unless an alternative program has been approved.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
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REVISION
CHANGE
DATE
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RELEASE
Jun 30/2005
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DCN 2670
Nov 17/2005
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DCN 2777
May 01/2006
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DCN 2847
Aug 21/2006
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DCN 3007
May 21/2007
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DCN 3076
Sep 27/2007
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DCN 3182
Mar 03/2008
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DCN 3227
May 19/2008
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DCN 3413
Mar 30/2009
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DCN 3571
Jan 12/2010
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DCA W9414
Apr 06/2010
K
ECO 14756
Jul 26/2011
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ECO 14850
Mar 09/2012
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ECO 15380
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Description and Operation
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Illustrated Parts List
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
RECORD OF REVISIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SERVICE BULLETIN LIST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
LIST OF EFFECTIVE PAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
LIST OF FIGURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
INTRODUCTION
1. Manual Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
A. General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
B. Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2. Model Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
A. ME406 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
B. ME406HM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3. Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
A. ME406 and ME406HM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
B. Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
C. RTCA DO-160D Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Table 1
Environmental Categories Breakdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
4. Frequency Allocations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
A. Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
B. Discussion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
5. List of Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
6. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
A. Regulatory Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
B. Other Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
1. Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
A. Functional Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
B. Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2. Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
A. Operational Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
B. Normal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
C. Manual Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
D. ELT Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
E. Functional Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3. Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
A. Environmental and Physical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Table 2 Environmental and Physical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
B. Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Table 3
Electrical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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C. Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Table 4
Antenna Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
TEST AND FAULT ISOLATION
1. Inspection and Test Regulatory Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
A. United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
B. Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
C. Other Countries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
2. Inspection and Test Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
A. Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Table 5 ELT Inspection and Test Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
B. Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
C. Coax Cable and Wiring Connections Inspection – Item 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
D. Mounting Tray and Hardware Inspection – Item 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
E. Battery Pack Inspection – Item 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
F. G-Switch Functional Check – Item 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
G. Performance Testing Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
H. 121.5 MHz Frequency Measurement – Item 5a. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
I.
Audio Modulation Check – Item 5b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
J.
121.5 MHz Power Output Measurement – Item 5c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
K. 406 MHz Frequency Measurement – Item 5d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
L.
406 MHz Power Output Measurement – Item 5e. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
M. Current Draw Test – Item 5f . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
N. Digital Message Verification – Item 5g. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
O. ELT Reset Check – Item 5h . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
P. Installed Transmitter Test – Item 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Q. Antenna Test – Item 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
R. Inspection and Test Documentation – Item 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
3. Fault Isolation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
A. Self-Test Error Troubleshooting Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Table 6 ELT Self-Test Error Codes Troubleshooting Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
B. ELT Troubleshooting Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Table 7
ELT Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
REMOVAL
1. ELT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
A. ELT Removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
2. Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
A. Battery Pack Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
3. Material or Equipment Return. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
A. Shipment Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
B. Return Material Authorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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INSTALLATION
1. Regulatory Requirements and Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A. TSO C126, Paragraph D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B. FAA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C. Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D. Other Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E. RTCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A. Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
B. Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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A. Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
B. Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
5. Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
A. Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
B. Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
6. Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A. General Considerations and Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B. Remote Switch Harness Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C. ELT D-Sub Plug Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D. Cockpit Remote Switch 9-Pin Plug Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E. Wiring Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F. Antenna Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
G. Cockpit Remote Switch Power Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
H. Remote Switch Alternate Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I. Airframe Ground Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
J. Buzzer Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
K. Remote Switch Final Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A. Installation and Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B. Harness ELT D-Sub Plug Sealing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C. Installation Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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8. Battery Pack Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
A. Battery Reinstallation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
B. New Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
9. Helicopter Installations - Special Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A. Background. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B. Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C. Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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APPENDIX A – ELT REGISTRATION
1. Background Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
A. Hex ID Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
B. Reason for Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
C. Registration Information Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
2. Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
A. Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
B. Required Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
C. Where to Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
A. Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
B. IPL Usage Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
2. Manufacturer Name and Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
A. Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
3. Explanation of Detailed Parts List Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
A. Fig # & Item Column. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
B. Part # Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
C. Nomenclature Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
D. UPA (Units Per Assembly) Column. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
4. Detailed Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1
ELT Orthogonal Axes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Figure 2
ME406 Series ELT and Mounting Tray Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Figure 3
Remote Switch Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Figure 4
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Figure 5
Battery Pack Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Figure 6
Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Figure 7
ELT Operational Flow Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Figure 8
Performance Testing Equipment Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Figure 9
Current Draw Test Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Figure 10
Short and Long 406 MHz Message Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Figure 11
ELT Removal Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Figure 12
Battery Pack Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Figure 13
ME406 Series ELT Outline and Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Figure 14
Typical Mounting Tray Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Figure 15
Rod Antenna 110-338 and Whip Antenna 110-773 Outlines and Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Figure 16
Remote Switch Outline and Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Figure 17
Buzzer Outline and Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Figure 18
Metal Airframe Wiring Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Figure 19
Composite Airframe Wiring Diagrams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Figure 20
Remote Switch Harness Arrangement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Figure 21
D-Sub Plug Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Figure 22
ELT Installation Sequence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Figure 23
Velcro Strap Installation & Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Figure 24
Battery Pack Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Figure 25
ELT Orthogonal Axes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Illustrated Parts List
Figure 26
ME406 Series ELT Main Assembly and Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Figure 27
Electrical Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Figure 28
Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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INTRODUCTION
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1.
Manual Usage
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
General
(1)
This manual describes the operation, installation, and maintenance of the Model ME406 Series
emergency locator transmitter (ELT). This information is provided to ensure initial and
continued airworthiness. Information presented in this manual is accurate at time of printing,
but is subject to change. Refer to the Artex products web site at www.acrartex.com for the
latest information and any updates to this manual.
(2)
Information on COSPAS-SARSAT emergency locator beacon registration requirements and
procedures is provided in Appendix A – ELT Registration on page 76.
(3)
Web links provided in this manual were accurate at time of printing, but may be subject to
change.
(4)
ACR Electronics reserves the right to add approved components to the ELT system; including,
but not limited to antennas, remote switches, and coaxial cables.
(5)
Regulatory references contained herein are generally confined to United States and Canadian
requirements and, in any case, should not be considered all encompassing. Consult your
national aviation authority for applicable requirements.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
Application
(1)
This manual constitutes supporting data/documentation for the ME406 Series ELT, including:
(a)
Description and Operation
(b)
Test and Fault Isolation (includes inspection criteria)
(c)
Removal
(d)
Installation
(e)
Registration
(f)
Illustrated Parts List
(2)
In the United States, the ME406 Series ELT must be installed and maintained in accordance
with the requirements herein and 14 CFR, FAR Parts 43, and 91; and other airworthiness
requirements, as applicable.
(3)
In Canada, the ME406 Series ELT must be installed and maintained in accordance with the
requirements herein and Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR), Part V, Paragraph 551.104 and
other CAR airworthiness requirements, as applicable.
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(4)
ME406 Series ELT installation and maintenance in all other countries must comply with the
requirements herein and applicable national airworthiness requirements.
(5)
The accessories (i.e., remote switch and antennas) addressed in this manual are the
accessories most commonly associated with the ME406 Series ELT. Other options, such as a
different remote switch configuration or a navigation interface, should be installed and
maintained in accordance with the written instructions specific to the accessory.
NOTE:
(6)
Contact ACR Electronics, Inc., for optional accessories approved for use with a
ME406 Series ELT.
To ensure proper operation, only parts listed in the Illustrated Parts List of this manual or
those recommended by ACR Electronics, Inc., may be used as replacement parts for the
ME406 Series ELT.
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2.
Model Descriptions
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
ME406
(1)
The ME406 is a type AF (Automatic Fixed) beacon, which transmits on 121.5 and 406 MHz.
(2)
The ME406 ELT is enclosed in an impact resistant plastic casing and mounts on a tray made of
similar material.
(3)
When ordered as a system, an installation kit, cockpit remote switch, coax cables, audible
buzzer, and fixed antenna are provided.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
ME406HM
(1)
The ME406HM ELT is designed for helicopter installations and features a 5-axis G-Switch
module in addition to the primary G-switch, which is oriented to line-of-flight. This design
allows the ELT to be activated in all six axes. See Figure 1 ELT Orthogonal Axes.
(2)
The ME406HM is identical to the ME406 in all other aspects.
+Z
-X
-Y
+Y
+X
-Z
Figure 1 ELT Orthogonal Axes
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3.
Approvals
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A.
ME406 and ME406HM
(1)
FAA TSO C126, Type AF
(a)
The conditions and tests required for TSO approval of this article are minimum
performance standards. It is the responsibility of those installing this article either on or
within a specific type or class of aircraft to determine that the aircraft installation
conditions are within TSO standards. TSO articles must have separate approval for
installation in an aircraft. The article may be installed only if performed under 14 CFR
Part 43 or the applicable airworthiness requirements.
(2)
Transport Canada - Approval Letter File Reference 5012-E3-4 (3708020)
(3)
Industry Canada - Certification Number 1215B-ME406AF
(4)
ETSO 2C126 - EASA.IM.210.416 (ME406) and EASA.IM.210.608 (ME406HM)
(5)
COSPAS-SARSAT - Certificate No. 152, 188, and 197
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
Battery
CAUTION:
(1)
LITHIUM BATTERY SAFETY CONCERNS INCLUDE THE POSSIBILITY OF FIRE, VENTING
VIOLENTLY, AND VENTING OF TOXIC GASES.
The lithium battery pack used on the ME406 Series ELT is certified under TSO C126.
(a)
The conditions and tests required for TSO approval of this battery are minimum
performance standards. It is the responsibility of those desiring to install this battery in a
specific type or class of aircraft to determine that the aircraft installation conditions are
within the TSO standards. The battery may be installed only if further evaluation by
applicant documents an acceptable installation and is approved by the Administrator.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-003
C.
RTCA DO-160D Compliance
(1)
DO-160D Environmental Categories: D1XBC[204][204]XRXXFXXZAZA[204]H[XXXX]XXA
(2)
The DO-160D environmental categories breakdown is detailed in Table 1 on page 14.
Table 1 Environmental Categories Breakdown
CATEGORY
SECTION
DESCRIPTION
D1
4.0
Temperature/Altitude
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SECTION
DESCRIPTION
X
4.5.4
In-Flight Loss of Cooling
B
5.0
Temperature Variation
C
6.0
Humidity
204
7.0/8.0
Operational Shock and Crash Safety/Vibration
X
9.0
Explosion
R
10.0
Waterproofness
X
11.0
Fluids Susceptibility
X
12.0
Sand and Dust
F
13.0
Fungus
X
14.0
Salt Spray
X
15.0
Magnetic Effect
Z
16.0
Power Input
A
17.0
Voltage Spike
Z
18.0
Audio Frequency Susceptibility
A
19.0
Induced Signal Susceptibility
204
20.0
Radio Frequency Susceptibility
H
21.0
Emission of RF Energy
XXXX
22.0
Lightning
X
23.0
Lightning Direct Effects
X
24.0
Icing
A
25.0
ESD
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4.
Frequency Allocations
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Application
(1)
This section addresses the 406.0-406.1 MHz transmitter window and the specific frequency
band allocations residing above 406.025 MHz, beginning with 406.028 MHz, which are
assigned or reserved within the 406.0-406.1 MHz distress frequency window.
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B.
Discussion
(1)
The 406 MHz transmitter frequency of the ME406 Series ELT was originally 406.028 MHz. In
order to comply with COSPAS-SARSAT frequency allocation requirements, changes to the 406
MHz frequency may occur since the original release of this product.
(2)
While the original ME406 Series ELTs covered by this manual transmit on 406.028 MHz,
current ME406 Series ELTs may not. The product identification label on each ELT specifies the
transmitting frequencies of the individual ELT. The 406 MHz component may be 406.028,
406.037 MHz, etc. Allocation of frequencies, based on beacon population per specified
frequency band, is controlled by COSPAS-SARSAT.
(3)
The frequency references throughout this manual for the 406 MHz component should be
considered the baseline and the specific frequency indicated on the ELT product label should
be substituted if it differs from 406.028 MHz.
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5.
List of Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Definitions
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
Term
Definition
AC
Advisory Circular – A Federal Aviation Administration (USA) bulletin
with special information. For the purposes of this document, the acronym AC does not refer to electrical alternating current.
AWG
American Wire Gauge – An electrical wire diameter standard. Look for
this acronym in front of or following a wire size number.
BNC CONNECTOR
A very common type of coax cable connector having a 50 W impedance and used for RF signal connections.
CAR
Canadian Aviation Regulations – The rules and regulations governing
the manufacture, certification, operation, maintenance, and alteration
of aircraft in Canada.
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations – The general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and
agencies of the Federal Government. Title 14, “Aeronautics and
Space” contains the FARs.
CONTAINER
The term “Container”, within the context of this document, refers to a
device designed to suppress RF signals, such that the broadcast of an
ELT placed in the container cannot reach the SAR satellite system.
COSPAS-SARSAT
The international search and rescue consortium that governs the
international satellite-based search and rescue distress alert detection
and information distribution system. For a complete description go to
the official web site for the International COSPAS-SARSAT Program.
D-SUB CONNECTOR
D-shaped, subminiature connectors – common type of connector for
small signals and electrical currents.
DER
Designated Engineering Representative – An individual qualified and
designated by the FAA to approve, or recommend approval, of technical data to the FAA.
DRIP LOOP
Extra wire length used to form a U-shaped bend in a wire or cable.
Water or other fluids will flow down to the bottom of the loop and
drip off. Electrical connections are made at the top of the loop.
ELT
Emergency Locator Transmitter – ELTs are installed on aircraft and
used to send emergency signals to the SAR satellite system. The
word “Beacon” is associated with these devices.
EMI
Electromagnetic Interference – An undesirable disturbance that
affects an electrical circuit due to either electromagnetic conduction
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called radio frequency interference or RFI.
EUROCAE
European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment – EUROCAE documents are widely referenced as a means of compliance to European
Technical Standard Orders (ETSOs) and other regulatory documents.
FAA
Federal Aviation Administration – The United States government
agency for aircraft safety and regulation.
FAR
Federal Aviation Regulations – The rules and regulations governing
the manufacture, certification, operation, maintenance, repair, and
alteration of aircraft in the United States.
FORM 337
FAA Form 337 is required anytime a major repair and/or major alteration is performed on an aircraft. Refer to FAR, Part 43, Appendix A
and the definitions of Major Repair/Alteration contained in FAR, Part 1
for guidance.
FSDO
Flight Standards District Office – FAA district offices responsible for
aircraft certification, operation, maintenance, and modification issues,
approvals and enforcement.
G-SWITCH
A velocity switch that detects sudden de-acceleration and is used to
automatically activate an ELT. May also be referred to as a “crash
sensor”.
LED
Light Emitting Diode – Semiconductor device that emits light when
current is passed through it. Usually used as a status or warning indicator.
MIL
The three-letter acronym that stands for “Military” and proceeds military specifications and standards numbers (e.g., MIL-W-XXXX would
indicate a wire specification and MIL-STD-XXXX would indicate a
standard).
P/N
Part Number – Refers to an ACR part number, unless otherwise
noted. Part numbers are also indicated with parentheses (e.g., XXXXXXX).
PLUG
The term “Plug”, within the context of this document, refers to the
male half of an electrical connector.
RECEPTACLE
The term “Receptacle,” within the context of this document, refers to
the female half of an electrical connector.
RF
Radio Frequency – The range of electromagnetic radiation that constitutes the radio spectrum and corresponds to the frequency of alternating current electrical signals used to produce and detect radio
waves.
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RTCA
Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics – Organization that
makes recommendations for airworthiness. Refer to
www.rtca.org/aboutrtca.asp for more information.
RTV
A rubbery silicon-based adhesive typically used to prevent vibration
problems and water intrusion.
SAR
Search and Rescue
SCREEN ROOM
The term “Screen Room”, within the context of this document, refers
to a room designed to suppress RF signals, such that the broadcast of
an ELT placed in the screen room cannot reach the SAR satellite system.
SERVICE LOOP
A length of wire or cable, at the connection point, of sufficient length
to allow a component to be withdrawn from its mounting position and
disconnected from its associated wiring.
TETHER
A tether is a cord or similar device that anchors something movable
to a stationary point or anchors two items together, such that they
cannot become separated beyond the length of the tether.
TSO
Technical Standard Order – A TSO is a minimum performance standard issued by the FAA for specified materials, parts, processes, and
appliances used on civil aircraft.
UTC
Coordinated Universal Time – A time standard based on International
Atomic Time. UTC is the time system used in aviation and is often
associated with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and/or “Zulu” time.
VHF
Very High Frequency – The 30 MHz to 300 MHz radio frequency band.
VSWR
Voltage Standing Wave Ratio – Electrical signals will “echo” back on a
wire if load impedance is not matched to the impedance of the wire.
VSWR is a measurement of the amount of voltage being “echoed,”
compared to the original signal.
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6.
References
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Regulatory Documents
(1)
The following regulatory documents are referred to herein. When referring to such
documents, it is the manual user’s responsibility to ensure they are using the latest revision or
release of such documents. To that end, the revision designator of specific document numbers
has not been included, with the exception of the RTCA document listing, which reflects the
revision level of the documents at the time of TSO testing and certification.
(2)
Except in the case of a printed manual, reference documents available on-line or source
locations are linked to applicable web sites.
(3)
United States
(4)
(5)
(6)
(a)
AC 43-9, “Maintenance Records”
(b)
AC 43-210, “Standardized Procedures for Requesting Field Approval of Data, Major
Alterations, and Repairs”
(c)
AC 43.9-1, “Instructions for Completion of FAA Form 337”
(d)
AC 43-13-1, “Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices – Aircraft Inspection and
Repair”
(e)
AC 43.13-2, “Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices - Aircraft Alterations”
(f)
FAR, Part 43, “Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration”
(g)
FAR, Part 91, “General Operating and Flight Rules”
Canada
(a)
CAR, Part V, “Airworthiness”
(b)
CAR, Part VI, “General Operating and Flight Rules”
COSPAS-SARSAT
(a)
C/S G.005, “Cospas-Sarsat Guidelines on 406 MHz Beacon Coding, Registration and
Type Approval”
(b)
C/S S.007, “Handbook of Beacon Regulations”
RTCA – The following documents are available for purchase at RTCA’s Web Site www.rtca.org,
or by mail:
(a)
DO-160D, “Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment”
(b)
DO-178B, “Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification”
(c)
DO-182, “Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) Equipment Installation and
Performance”
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(d)
DO-183, “Minimal Operational Performance Standards for Emergency Locator
Transmitters - Automatic Fixed-ELT (AF), Automatic Portable-ELT (AP), Automatic
Deployable-ELT (AD), Survival-ELT (S) Operating on 121.5 and 243.0 MHz”
(e)
DO-204, “Minimal Operational Performance Standards for 406 MHz Emergency Locator
Transmitters (ELT)”
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
Other Documents
(1)
The following documents are available on-line at the Artex products web site at
www.acrartex.com, or from ACR Electronics upon request.
(a)
570-1000, “ELT Test Set (ETS) Operation Manual”
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DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
TASK 25-62-30-870-801
1.
Description
SUBTASK 25-62-30-870-001
A.
Functional Overview
(1)
(2)
The ELT automatically activates during a crash and transmits the standard sweep tone on
121.5 MHz. Approximately every 50 seconds, for up to 520 milliseconds (long message
protocol), the 406 MHz transmitter turns on. During that time, an encoded digital message is
sent to the COSPAS-SARSAT Search and Rescue (SAR) satellite system.
The information contained in the message includes:
(a)
Serial number assigned to the ELT by the beacon manufacturer or the national beacon
registration authority, or
(b)
Aircraft identification or registration number, and
(c)
Country of registration and country code; plus
(d)
Position coordinates, when coupled with a navigation interface device, which receives
position data from the aircraft navigation system and transmits it to the ELT.
(3)
The 406 MHz transmitter will operate for 24 hours and then shuts down automatically. The
121.5 MHz transmitter will continue to operate until the batteries are exhausted, which is at
least 50 hours.
(4)
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 accuracy improves to approximately 100
meters.
(5)
The ELT transmits a digital message that allows search and rescue authorities to contact the
owner/operator of the aircraft through information contained in a database. Information
contained in the database includes:
(6)
(a)
Type of aircraft and aircraft registration number,
(b)
Owner address and telephone number, and
(c)
Alternate emergency contact.
After the ELT is activated and the 406 MHz signal is detected by the SAR satellite system and
a position is calculated, the 121.5 MHz transmissions are used to home in on the crash site.
NOTE:
(7)
Effective February 1, 2009, COSPAS-SARSAT has terminated satellite processing of
distress signals from 121.5 MHz beacons.
Aircraft communications transceivers are not capable of receiving 406 MHz transmissions;
therefore, the only methods of monitoring the ELT are:
(a)
The blinking cockpit remote switch LED,
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(b)
The buzzer, or
(c)
121.5 MHz transmissions, which can be monitored using the aircraft communications
transceiver or an AM radio tuned to 121.5 MHz.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-870-002
B.
Components
(1)
The ME406 Series ELT main assembly is housed in a high impact, fire resistant, polycarbonate
plastic case and mounted in a tray made of similar material. See Figure 2 ME406 Series ELT
and Mounting Tray Assembly.
NOTE:
The ELT main assembly and its mounting frame assembly are capable of
withstanding extremely harsh environments and have been subjected to the rigorous
environmental testing required by COSPAS-SARSAT for certification.
ANTENNA BNC
CONNECTOR
CONTROL
SWITCH
STATUS
LED
A
REMOTE SWITCH
D-SUB RECEPTACLE
MOUNTING
TRAY ASSY
OPTIONS
ELT MAIN
ASSEMBLY
Figure 2 ME406 Series ELT and Mounting Tray Assembly
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(2)
The cockpit-mounted remote switch assembly is comprised of an ELT status LED and control
switch, and allows an operator to manually turn the ELT on (i.e., activate) for testing and
reset (i.e., deactivate) the ELT. See Figure 3 Remote Switch Front View.
NOTE:
The ELT CANNOT be disarmed or disabled from the cockpit. Cockpit operation is
limited to deactivating or manually activating the ELT.
EMERGENCY USE ONLY
ARTEX
ELT
LED
ON
SWITCH
ARM
Test/Reset
Press ON
Wait 1 Second
Press ARM
Figure 3 Remote Switch Front View
(3)
The buzzer (i.e., horn) provides an audible alert when the ELT is active. See Figure 4 Buzzer.
Figure 4 Buzzer
(4)
The battery pack for the ME406 Series ELT consists of two “D” size lithium manganese dioxide
cells connected in series. To prevent the cells from being charged, diodes are connected
across each cell and fuses are connected to the output. See Figure 5 Battery Pack Assembly.
Figure 5 Battery Pack Assembly
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(5)
Two antennas are approved for use with the ME406 Series ELT. Selection of the proper
antenna is dependent upon end use, aircraft configuration and speed, and other factors. See
Figure 6 Antennas.
110-773
110-338
Figure 6 Antennas
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2.
Operation
SUBTASK 25-62-30-870-001
A.
Operational Overview
(1)
See Figure 7 ELT Operational Flow Diagram.
ELT
“INACTIVE”
ELT “ACTIVE”
BUZZER “ON”
LED “ON”
NO
ELT
SWITCH
“ON”
ELT OR
REMOTE SW
“RESET”
YES
YES
NO
REMOTE
SWITCH
“ON”
YES
NO
G-SWITCH
“ON”
YES
NO
Figure 7 ELT Operational Flow Diagram
(2)
A primary feature of the ME406 Series ELT is its simplicity of operation. As long as the ELT is
connected to the remote switch harness ELT connector, such that pins 5 and 12 are jumpered
(G-switch loop), it will activate in the event of a crash.
NOTE:
Neither the cockpit remote switch or the ELT local switch can be positioned in such a
manner as to prevent automatic activation when the ELT is connected properly.
(3)
ELT operation is designed to prevent human error and misuse in regards to automatic
activation. The ELT cannot be activated by dropping, rough handling or during shipping.
(4)
When the ELT is activated, the presence of the emergency sweep tone and the flashing
cockpit remote switch panel LED indicates an active, normal functioning ELT. The cockpit
panel LED must immediately begin to flash continuously upon ELT activation.
(5)
The ELT is considered to be either “ACTIVE” or “INACTIVE”. When “INACTIVE”, the ELT is in a
state of rest and performs no functions. Taking the ELT from the “INACTIVE” state to the
“ACTIVE” state requires a positive switch transition from either the cockpit remote switch, ELT
local switch, or G-switch.
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(6)
(a)
It is possible the primary G-switch or one of the auxiliary G-switches could activate the
ELT in either a fixed or rotor wing aircraft as the result of severe maneuvers or a very
hard landing.
(b)
To take the ELT from an “ACTIVE” state back to an “INACTIVE” state, a reset must
occur. See SUBTASK 25-62-30-870-004.
A warning buzzer is required under C126 TSO approval. The buzzer is powered by the ELT and
therefore not dependent upon the aircraft battery for operation. It is not designed to operate
continuously, but sounds at predetermined intervals and runs for shorter periods toward the
end of ELT battery life.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-870-002
B.
Normal Operation
(1)
The cockpit remote switch is in the “ARM” position (i.e., down).
(2)
The local switch on the ELT is in the “ARM” position (i.e., down).
SUBTASK 25-62-30-870-003
C.
Manual Activation
(1)
The ELT may be manually activated by placing either the remote switch or the ELT local
switch in the “ON” position.
NOTE:
As long as the cockpit remote switch and the ELT local switch are in the ARM (off)
positions respectively, the ELT will automatically activate on impact.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-870-004
D.
ELT Reset
(1)
If the ELT is activated accidently, it will need to be reset.
(2)
Reset the ELT from the cockpit by moving the remote switch to the “ON” position, waiting
approximately one second, and then moving it back to the “ARM” position. If the switch is
already in the “ON” position, move it to the “ARM” position.
(3)
Reset the ELT locally by moving the switch on the ELT to the “ON” position, waiting
approximately one second, and then moving it back to the “ARM” position. If the switch is
already in the “ON” position, move it to the “ARM” position.
NOTE:
The ELT cannot be reset if either the cockpit remote switch or the ELT local switch is
in the “ON” position.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-001
E.
Functional Check
(1)
A monthly functional check is recommended to verify operational status of the ELT.
(2)
Perform this functional check in accordance with SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-011 on page 40.
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3.
Specifications
SUBTASK 25-62-30-870-001
A.
Environmental and Physical
(1)
Table 2 lists the environmental and physical specifications of the ME406 Series ELT.
NOTE:
For automatic activation, the higher threshold of 4.5 ft/sec (2.3 g) is specified in
accordance with Eurocae ED-62. Use of the higher threshold crash sensor has been
approved by the FAA as a deviation to TSO C126 (FAA Reference #98-130S-108,
February 6, 1998).
Table 2 Environmental and Physical Specifications
CRITERIA
PARAMETER
CHARACTERISTIC
Storage
-55° C to +85° C
Operating
-20° C to +55° C
Vibration
10 g, 5 Hz to 2,000 Hz
Shock
500 g for 4 ms
Crashworthiness
100 g for 23 ms
Humidity
95% for 50 hours
Penetration
55 lbs from 6 in. (25 kg from 15 cm)
Crush
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Altitude
55,000 ft (16,764 m)
ME406 Series
(Primary G-Switch)
4.5 ±0.5 ft/sec (2.3 g)
ME406HM
(Auxiliary Five G-Switches)
12 g
Weight
ELT Complete w/Battery Pack, and
Mounting Tray
1.95 lbs (0.8 kg)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
ELT Complete w/Battery Pack, and
Mounting Tray
6.60 x 3.69 x 2.86 in.
(168 x 94 x 73 mm)
Temperature
Mechanical
Automatic Activation
Software
In accordance with RTCA/DO-178B, Level D
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B.
Electrical
(1)
Table 3 lists the electrical specifications of the ME406 Series ELT.
Table 3 Electrical Specifications
CRITERIA
Operating Frequencies
Modulation
Transmitter Duty Cycle
PARAMETER
CHARACTERISTIC
406.028 MHz, or higher
± 1 KHz
121.5 MHz
± 6.075 kHz
406 MHz
Bi-Phase L (G1D)
121.5 MHz
Amplitude Modulation (A3X)
406 MHz
440 ms (± 1%), or
520 ms (± 1%), every
50 seconds (± 5%)
121.5 MHz
Continuous
406 MHz
3.2 W to 7.2 W (37 dBm ± 2 dBm)
PERP or EIRP for 24 hrs
@ -20° C to +55° C
121.5 MHz
Min. 50 mW (17 dBm) PERP for 50 hrs
@ -20° C to +55° C
or 100 mW EIRP (20 dBm) for 48 hrs
@ -20° C to +55° C
406 MHz
20 KHz max.
121.5 MHz
25 KHz max.
406 MHz
Per RTCA/DO-204
121.5 MHz
Per CFR Title 47 (FCC), Part 87
Type of Cell
Lithium Manganese Dioxide
Voltage
6.0
Amp-Hour Rating
11.1
Peak Effective Radiated
Power (PERP)
Occupied Bandwidth
Spurious Emissions
Battery
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C.
Antennas
(1)
Table 4 lists the specifications of the antennas approved for use with the ME406 Series ELT.
Table 4 Antenna Specifications
PARAMETERS
Style
CHARACTERISTIC
110-338
110-773
Rod
Whip
Frequencies
121.5, 406 MHz
VSWR
121.5 MHz - 2.0:1 Max.
406 MHz - 1.5:1 Max.
Polarization
Vertical Monopole
Radiation Pattern
Omnidirectional
Impedance
(ohms)
50 Nominal
Weight
0.45 lbs
(0.20 kg)
0.18 lbs
(0.54 kg)
Drag
2.90 lbs (1.3 kg) @
350 KTS, 25,000 ft
0.66 lbs (0.3 kg) @
600 KTS, 30,000 ft
Coax Cable
RG-142
Connectors
BNC Female
Dimensions
(Base-to-Tip)
15.50 in.
(39.4 cm)
15.00 in.
(38.1 cm)
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TEST AND FAULT ISOLATION
TASK 25-62-30-750-801
1.
Inspection and Test Regulatory Requirements
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
United States
(1)
(2)
In accordance with FAR Part 91, Subpart C, § 91.207 (d), the ELT must be inspected within 12
calendar months after the last inspection for:
(a)
Proper installation;
(b)
Battery corrosion;
(c)
Operation of controls and crash sensor; and
(d)
The presence of a sufficient signal radiated from its antenna.
All maintenance shall be performed in accordance with FAR Part 43, Appendix D, which
requires the following inspections at each annual or 100-hour inspection:
(a)
ELT and mount for improper installation (see Figure 23 Velcro Strap Installation &
Inspection on page 68);
(b)
Wiring and conduits for improper routing, insecure mounting, and obvious defects;
(c)
Bonding and shielding for improper installation and poor condition; and
(d)
Antenna, including trailing antenna, for poor condition, insecure mounting, and improper
operation.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
Canada
(1)
CAR Part VI, Standard 625, Appendix C, requires the ELT to be inspected at intervals not
exceeding 12 months.
(2)
All maintenance and testing shall be performed in accordance with the requirements of CAR
Part V, Standard 571, Appendix G, which requires:
(a)
Corrosion inspection;
(b)
Operational testing;
(c)
Performance testing, including:
1
Measured peak power after 3 minutes of operation,
2
Measured frequency after 3 minutes of operation,
3
Audio modulation, which shall be recognizable as a typical ELT signal,
4
Measured current draw in the “ARM” (off) and in the “ON” position, as specified by
the manufacturer, and
5
The automatic activation system.
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C.
Other Countries
(1)
For all other countries, maintenance and testing shall be conducted in accordance with the
requirements of applicable national regulatory authorities and the requirements herein, as
applicable. Local regulations and requirements shall take precedence.
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2.
Inspection and Test Procedures
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Checklist
(1)
Table 5 provides a list of the ELT inspection and testing requirements, a copy of which may be
used as a checklist to verify inspection and test completion. The item numbers in the table
correspond to the item identifiers for each task.
NOTE:
Items 5a through 5h are mandatory requirements only in Canada, in addition to
meeting the other inspection and test requirements listed in Table 5.
Table 5 ELT Inspection and Test Checklist
ITEM NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
Coax Cable and Wiring Connections Inspection
2
ELT Mounting Tray and Hardware Inspection
3
ELT Battery Pack Inspection
4
G-Switch Functional Check
5a
121.5 MHz Frequency Measurement
5b
Audio Modulation Check
5c
121.5 MHz Power Output Measurement
5d
406 MHz Frequency Measurement
5e
406 MHz Power Output Measurement
5f
Current Draw Test
5g
Digital Message Verification
5h
ELT Reset Check
6
Installed Transmitter Test
7
Antenna Test
8
Inspection and Test Documentation
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SUBTASK 25-62-30-000-001
B.
Preparation
(1)
Remove the ELT in accordance with SUBTASK 25-62-30-010-001 on page 45.
(2)
Remove the battery pack in accordance with SUBTASK 25-62-30-050-001 on page 46.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-220-001
C.
Coax Cable and Wiring Connections Inspection – Item 1
(1)
Check remote switch harness connector for corrosion bent or broken pins and other damage.
(2)
Check antenna coax cable connectors for corrosion, bent or broken center conductor, and
other damage.
NOTE:
Pay special attention to the center conductor, which is prone to retracting into the
connector housing.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-220-002
D.
Mounting Tray and Hardware Inspection – Item 2
(1)
Inspect mounting tray for cleanliness, cracks, and other damage.
(2)
Check mounting tray hardware for corrosion and security.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-220-003
E.
Battery Pack Inspection – Item 3
CAUTION:
THE BATTERY PACK CONTAINS ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE SENSITIVE (ESD)
COMPONENTS AND, AS SUCH, IT MUST BE HANDLED WITH CARE. IF POSSIBLE, WEAR
A GROUNDED WRIST STRAP WHEN HANDLING THE BATTERY PACK DURING
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES. TAKE PARTICULAR CARE TO AVOID
TOUCHING THE EXPOSED CIRCUIT BOARD AND CONNECTOR PINS ON THE BOARD.
CAUTION:
DO NOT USE CONTACT CLEANER ON ELT COMPONENTS. SUCH CHEMICAL AGENTS
CAN BE HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE TO THE MOUNTING HARDWARE AND ELT HOUSING,
CAUSING CRACKING, FRACTURING AND OTHER DAMAGE.
(1)
Check battery cells, components, and connectors for corrosion and other damage.
(2)
Check wiring for breaks, damaged insulation, and improper or damaged connections.
(3)
Check housing for cracks and other visual damage.
(4)
Remove any corrosion residue from the underside of the ELT.
(5)
Check the battery pack expiration date.
(6)
Replace the battery pack if any of the following conditions are true:
(a)
After use in an emergency;
(b)
After an inadvertent activation of unknown duration;
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(c)
When the total of all known transmissions exceeds one hour; or
(d)
On or before battery replacement (expiration) date.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-001
F.
G-Switch Functional Check – Item 4
CAUTION:
(1)
A JUMPER IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS CHECK. DUE TO THE POTENTIAL OF
PHYSICAL DAMAGE IF THE JUMPER IS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED, THIS STEP SHOULD
ONLY BE PERFORMED BY AN EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN/MECHANIC.
Reinstall the battery in accordance with SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-001 on page 71.
NOTE:
If tests 5a through 5h are going to be performed, the battery may be temporarily
installed with only two screws, located on a diagonal from each other.
(2)
Perform this functional check within the first 5 minutes after the hour (UTC), as required by
AC 43.13-1, Chapter 12, § 12-22, Note 3.
(3)
Notify any nearby control tower of your intentions.
(4)
Install the 500-0079 ME406 G-Switch Loop Test Connector Fixture on the ELT receptacle or
jumper ELT receptacle pins 5 and 12.
NOTE:
The ELT cannot be activated using this procedure unless pins 5 and 12 on the ELT
receptacle are jumpered. See Figure 18 Metal Airframe Wiring Diagrams on page 59.
(5)
Verify the ELT switch is in the “ARM” position.
(6)
Monitor 121.5 MHz on an AM receiver.
(7)
Activate the ELT by using a rapid forward (i.e., throwing) motion in the direction of the arrow
on the ELT label, followed by a rapid reversing action.
(8)
Verify activation by listening for the aural sweep tone on the receiver.
(9)
Reset the ELT by toggling the control switch to the “ON” position and then back to the “ARM”
position.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-002
G.
Performance Testing Setup
NOTE:
The ELT software routine logs battery life in 30-second increments. A minimum of 30
seconds is added to the battery usage total each time the ELT is activated and de-activated.
If the ELT is left activated beyond the first 30 seconds, additional time is added in 30second increments.
NOTE:
Careful planning of the performance tests is necessary to avoid activating the ELT more
than necessary. Plan the performance testing in a manner that allows tests to be run
concurrently and test equipment settings to be quickly switched from one test to another.
By doing so, the three-minute warm-up requirement can be eliminated from a number of
tests and battery run time minimized to a large extent.
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(1)
Place the ELT in a container or screen room capable of substantially attenuating RF signals, or
the transmitter power output shall be connected to a suitable dummy load to minimize
radiation.
(2)
Use the ELT’s own battery pack as the power source for these measurements. An alternate
power source can be used where lengthy servicing, other than the performance tests, is
anticipated.
(3)
Ensure that adequate attenuation rated for 406 MHz is installed between the ELT antenna
output and the measurement equipment to prevent damaging input circuitry, if required. At a
minimum, the attenuator should be rated at 30 dB, and 5 watts for a ½-second duration. As
shown in Figure 8 Performance Testing Equipment Setup.
ELT ANTENNA
BNC CONNECTOR
30 dB
ATTENUATOR
MEASURING
DEVICE
(if required)
Figure 8 Performance Testing Equipment Setup
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-003
H.
121.5 MHz Frequency Measurement – Item 5a
(1)
Connect the measuring device, referring to SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-002 on page 35.
(2)
Activate the ELT by placing the control switch in the “ON” position.
(3)
Wait three minutes.
(4)
Perform SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-004 during the three-minute waiting period.
(5)
Measure the frequency after the three-minute waiting period. The frequency must be within
the tolerance specified in Table 3 on page 29.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-004
I.
Audio Modulation Check – Item 5b
(1)
Perform this check in conjunction with SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-003.
(2)
Monitor 121.5 MHz on an AM receiver.
(3)
Listen for the aural sweep tone on the receiver. The audio should “sound” like an ELT.
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SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-005
J.
121.5 MHz Power Output Measurement – Item 5c
(1)
Connect the measuring device, referring to SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-002 on page 35.
(2)
Activate the ELT, if necessary, by placing the control switch in the “ON” position.
(3)
Wait three minutes.
(4)
Read the displayed amplitude for 121.5 MHz. The amplitude must be within the minimum
specified for 121.5 MHz in Table 3 on page 29 at the terminal output.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-006
K.
406 MHz Frequency Measurement – Item 5d
CAUTION:
POWER OUTPUT IS APPROXIMATELY 37 DB (5 WATTS). BE SURE ADEQUATE
ATTENUATION IS INSERTED IN-LINE BETWEEN THE ELT ANTENNA OUTPUT AND THE
MEASURING DEVICE TO PROTECT THE INPUT CIRCUITS OF THE MEASURING DEVICE.
(1)
Connect the measuring device, referring to SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-002 on page 35.
(2)
Activate the ELT, if necessary, by placing the control switch in the “ON” position.
(3)
Wait three minutes.
(4)
Measure the frequency. Measure the frequency after the three-minute waiting period. The
frequency must be within the tolerance specified in Table 3 on page 29.
NOTE:
The exact 406 MHz frequency used is printed on the ELT product label.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-007
L.
406 MHz Power Output Measurement – Item 5e
CAUTION:
POWER OUTPUT IS APPROXIMATELY 37 DB (5 WATTS). BE SURE ADEQUATE
ATTENUATION IS INSERTED IN-LINE BETWEEN THE ELT ANTENNA OUTPUT AND THE
MEASURING DEVICE TO PROTECT THE INPUT CIRCUITS OF THE MEASURING DEVICE.
(1)
Connect the measuring device, referring to SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-002 on page 35.
(2)
Activate the ELT, if necessary, by placing the control switch in the “ON” position.
(3)
Wait three minutes.
(4)
Read the displayed amplitude of the 406 MHz burst that follows the three-minute wait period.
The amplitude must be within the minium specified for 406 MHz in Table 3 on page 29, at the
output terminal.
(5)
Deactivate the ELT by placing the control switch in the “ARM” position.
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SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-008
M. Current Draw Test – Item 5f
CAUTION:
EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION TO AVOID CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT CONDITION,
WHICH WILL BLOW THE FUSES IN THE BATTERY PACK. THIS TEST SHOULD ONLY BE
PERFORMED BY AN EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN/MECHANIC.
CAUTION:
ALL “ON” STATE CURRENT MEASUREMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH THE RF OUTPUT
(I.E., ELT ANTENNA CONNECTOR) LOADED WITH 50 OHMS RATED FOR 5 WATTS.
EITHER A RESISTIVE LOAD OR EQUIPMENT WITH 50 OHM IMPEDANCE PADDED WITH
A 10 DB/5 WATT ATTENUATOR. REFER TO SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-002 ON PAGE 35.
CAUTION:
ACR ELECTRONICS DOES NOT RECOMMEND MEASURING THE 406 MHZ BURST,
WHICH DRAWS UP TO 5 AMPS OF CURRENT; HOWEVER, THE AMMETER USED TO
MEASURE THE STEADY STATE CURRENT OF THE 121.5 MHZ TRANSMISSION MUST BE
CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING A 5 AMP CURRENT DRAW OR MUST HAVE THE READING
SCALE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY. KEEP IN MIND THE ELT TRANSMITS A 406 MHZ
BURST WHEN THE ELT IS RESET, IN ADDITION TO A 406 MHZ BURST
APPROXIMATELY EVERY 50 SECONDS.
(1)
Verify the ELT control switch is in the “ARM” position.
Separate the battery pack from the ELT. See SUBTASK 25-62-30-050-001 on page 46
(2)
Install test fixture 500-0057 in the power circuit. See Figure 9 Current Draw Test Setup.
TEST FIXTURE
500-0057
CONNECT ELT FLEX
CABLE HERE
A
—
+
CONNECT TEST FIXTURE
TO BATTERY PACK PLUG
Figure 9 Current Draw Test Setup
(3)
Connect the ammeter and set it for the lowest possible scale.
(4)
Read the current draw on the ammeter. Measured current must be £ 2 µA (micro-amps).
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(5)
Set the ammeter range to accommodate at least 5 A.
(6)
Activate the ELT by placing the control switch in the “ON” position.
(7)
Allow the ELT to transmit a 406 MHz burst, which occurs about 50 seconds after activation.
(a)
Read the 406 burst current draw. The 406MHz burst will draw approximately 3A to 4A.
Burst current should not exceed 5A.
(8)
Adjust the ammeter to a scale appropriate for reading less than 200 mA.
(9)
Read the steady state current draw on the ammeter, which must be £ 95 mA.
(10)
Disconnect the ammeter before the next 406 MHz burst.
(11)
Deactivate the ELT by placing the control switch in the “ARM” position.
(12)
Remove the test fixture and reinstall the battery pack in accordance with SUBTASK 25-62-30450-001 on page 71.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-009
N.
Digital Message Verification – Item 5g
(1)
Set the 453-1000 ELT Test Set (ETS) beacon reader to receive and decode the ELT digital
message. Refer to the ETS operating manual (570-1000) for ETS operating instructions and
additional details.
NOTE:
A beacon reader equivalent to the ETS may be used, provided it is capable of
receiving and decoding the 406 MHz digital message. Examples of equivalent beacon
readers include the IFR-4000, BT100A, and other models available. Consult
documentation for the beacon tester in question and contact Artex Technical Support
for further information.
NOTE:
The SARTECH 453-0131 ELT Tester is no longer supported and cannot properly read
the latest generation of 406MHz ELTs.
(2)
Activate the ELT by placing the control switch in the “ON” position.
(3)
Allow the ELT to transmit for approximately 5 seconds.
(4)
Deactivate the ELT and read the test message broadcast at “turn-off”. Message examples are
shown in Figure 10 Short and Long 406 MHz Message Examples on page 40.
(a)
The test message broadcast by the ELT at “turn-off” contains all the information in an
actual distress message, except there is a special digital prefix that informs COSPASSARSAT satellites to ignore the message.
(b)
The left hand example in Figure 10 Short and Long 406 MHz Message Examples on page
40 is an ELT programmed for “User Protocol ELT with Serial Number”, with a test Hex
ID. The right hand example is an ELT programmed for “Standard Location Protocol ELT
with Serial Number”.
(c)
Actual messages will vary depending on the protocol and information programmed into
the ELT.
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(d)
(5)
If the ELT is programmed with a location (long message) protocol and disconnected
from the aircraft navigation system or interface device, the message will indicate
“Position Invalid” in lieu of position data, as shown in the right hand example in Figure
10 Short and Long 406 MHz Message Examples.
Repeat the activation and deactivation cycle if the ETS fails to read the message on the initial
try. The 406 MHz oscillator may not be warmed up. If continued attempts to read the
message fail, check for self-test error codes and refer to Table 6 on page 42.
Sarsat Beacon Reader
Sarsat Beacon Reader
Beacon ID = ADDF8E345CD35D0
Message Type = Test, Short
Country = 366 USA
Aviation ELT S/N = 6521
Type Approval # = 152
Aux Locating Devices = No
121.5 MHz Beacon = Yes
Nov 13, 2009 11:39 am 55 sec
Print
Done
Clear
Beacon ID = 2DC75B534AFFBFF
Message Type = Test, Long
Country = 366 USA
Aviation ELT S/N = 6521
Type Approval # = 152
Position = Invalid
121.5 MHz Beacon = Yes
Nov 15, 2009 10:06 am 25 sec
Print
Done
Clear
Figure 10 Short and Long 406 MHz Message Examples
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-010
O.
ELT Reset Check – Item 5h
(1)
Place the ELT control switch in the “ON” position.
(2)
Return the switch to the “ARM” position.
(3)
If the ELT is working properly, the LED will stay on for approximately 1 second and then turn
off. If a series of flashes are displayed, refer to Table 6 on page 42.
NOTE:
A 5-flash error indication will occur if the ELT is programmed with a location protocol,
since no navigation input data is present.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-011
P.
Installed Transmitter Test – Item 6
CAUTION:
DO NOT ALLOW THE DURATION OF THIS TEST TO EXCEED 5 SECONDS. THE ELT
WILL TRANSMIT A 406 MHZ SIGNAL AFTER THE ELT IS ACTIVATED FOR
APPROXIMATELY 47 SECONDS. THE COSPAS-SARSAT SATELLITE SYSTEM WILL
CONSIDER THE 406 MHZ TRANSMISSION TO BE A VALID DISTRESS SIGNAL.
(1)
Reinstall the ELT in accordance with SUBTASK 25-62-30-410-001 on page 67.
(2)
If required by local aviation regulations, perform the following functional check within the first
5 minutes after the hour (UTC).
(3)
Notify any nearby control tower of your intentions.
(4)
Tune a receiver, usually the aircraft transceiver, to 121.5 MHz.
NOTE:
An AM radio may be used to receive the signal.
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(5)
Activate the ELT by placing the cockpit remote switch in the “ON” position. The LED will begin
flashing continuously.
(6)
Listen for 3 audible sweeps on the receiver, which takes about 1 second.
(7)
Verify the buzzer sounds immediately upon activation.
(8)
Return the cockpit remote switch to the “ARM” (off) position while paying close attention to
LED activity when the ELT enters the “ARM” condition. If the ELT is working properly, the LED
will stay on for approximately 1 second and then turn off.
NOTE:
(9)
This test also completes the requirement to check ELT controls by verifying operation
of the remote switch.
Refer to Table 6 on page 42 if the LED displays a series of error code flashes.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-012
Q.
Antenna Test – Item 7
CAUTION:
(1)
DO NOT ALLOW THE DURATION OF THIS TEST TO EXCEED 5 SECONDS.
Tune a low quality AM receiver (i.e., radio) to 121.5 MHz.
NOTE:
The aircraft transceiver is not recommended for this test, because it is too sensitive
to verify the integrity of the antenna system and it may pick up a weak signal even if
the antenna is disconnected from the ELT. An AM radio provides a better level of
confidence for this test.
(2)
Place the radio approximately six inches from the antenna.
(3)
Activate the ELT by placing the cockpit remote switch in the “ON” position.
NOTE:
Perform this test within the first five minutes after the hour UTC.
(4)
Listen for 3 audible sweeps on the radio, which takes about 1 second. An audible signal
verifies energy is being transmitted by the antenna.
(5)
Reset the ELT by placing the cockpit remote switch in the “ARM” position.
NOTE:
The ELT contains an internal self test function that executes upon deactivation of the
ELT. This self test function is designed to test the integrity and radiated power of the
ELT, coax cable, and antenna. If no LED error codes are displayed after deactivation
of the ELT, it is in compliance with FAR Section 91.207 subsection d paragraph (4).
SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-013
R.
Inspection and Test Documentation – Item 8
(1)
Make an appropriate entry in the aircraft maintenance records (i.e., logbook), including the
date the ELT inspection and testing was satisfactorily completed.
(2)
In addition to the requirements of Step 1, for aircraft operating under Canadian authority and
following satisfactory completion of performance testing, the date on which the test was
performed shall be marked on the ELT external casing in a legible and permanent manner.
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TASK 25-62-30-810-801
3.
Fault Isolation
SUBTASK 25-62-30-810-001
A.
Self-Test Error Troubleshooting Guidelines
(1)
Table 6 describes the ELT self-test LED error codes (i.e., flash codes), their probable causes,
and possible solutions. The 5-flash error is not present when the ELT is programmed with a
serial user protocol (short message).
NOTE:
Upon activation, the LED will display a long single flash, which is normal. Any selftest error codes will display following this initial flash. If there are multiple errors,
there is a 0.5 to 1.0 second pause between each error code.
Table 6 ELT Self-Test Error Codes Troubleshooting Guide
CODE
PROBABLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Indicates a 406 MHz transmission problem
Open or short condition on antenna
output or coax cable
Verify the coax cable/antenna is
connected and in good condition
Perform continuity check of center
conductor and shield
Check for a shorted cable
Check for intermittent connection in the
coax cable
3-Flash
Antenna or installation faulty
Check with a VSWR meter. Check antenna
for opens, shorts, or a resistive ground
plane connection
Impedance presented by antenna
Lengthen or shorten antenna coax cable
length by 4 to 6 inches
Insufficient ground plane
Provide ground plane at least 12 inches in
diameter
Upright metal structure obstructing
antenna causing re-radiation
Stay at least 10-12 inches away from
upright metal structures
Battery low
Low power output
3A fuse on battery pack circuit board
faulty
ELT local ground not connected
Verify continuity between antenna ground
plane and ELT local ground connection.
Transmitter module faulty
Cannot be repaired in field - Return to
factory for servicing
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CODE
PROBABLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Indicates 406 or 121.5 MHz output power is low
Open or short condition on antenna
output or coax cable
4-Flash
Check coax cable and connections
Check antenna for proper installation
Impedance presented by antenna
Lengthen or shorten antenna coax cable
length by 4 to 6 inches
Transmitter module faulty
(frequency out of limits)
Cannot be repaired in field - Return to
factory for servicing
Indicates there is no navigation position data present (long message protocol only)
5-Flash
ELT programmed with a long message
format
Reprogram to short message or ignore
error code. 5 flash code does not indicate
a hard failure and does not affect
airworthiness of unit.
Indicates G-Switch loop between pins 5 and 12 is not present
6-Flash
Jumper open
Verify D-Sub connector jumper is installed
by checking for less than 1Ω between pins
5 and 12. Repair as necessary.
Jumper missing
Install D-Sub jumper between pins 5 and
12 in D-Sub connector.
Indicates a battery problem
7-Flash
Operating time is >1 hour
Electrical circuits faulty
Replace battery pack
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SUBTASK 25-62-30-810-002
B.
ELT Troubleshooting Guidelines
(1)
Table 7 provides ELT troubleshooting guidelines for installation and operational issues.
Table 7 ELT Troubleshooting Guide
SYMPTOM
PROBABLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Improper wiring
Verify wiring
Check for frayed insulation
Short circuit
Remote switch LED always on
(steady)
Verify LIGHT_ON wire. Check
continuity between pin 2 and pin
9 on remote switch harness
connector with ELT disconnected
from harness. If short to ground
is present, correct wiring short
and reinstall remote switch.
Remote Switch Faulty
Replace Remote Switch
ELT Faulty
Disconnect remote switch from
harness. Check continuity
between pin 2 and pin 9 on
remote switch harness connector
with ELT connected to harness. If
short to ground is present with
ELT deactivated, return ELT to an
Artex authorized repair facility.
Battery too low to support 406
burst and causes circuit to reset
Remove battery pack to disable
ELT and replace battery pack
Turn off ELT using local switch - If ELT turns off:
ELT will not turn off
Defective remote switch harness
reset circuit wiring
Check wiring continuity and
repair as necessary
Defective remote switch
Replace remote switch
If ELT does not turn off using local switch:
ELT defective
Remove battery pack to disable
ELT and return ELT to factory for
servicing
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REMOVAL
TASK 25-62-30-010-801
1.
ELT
SUBTASK 25-62-30-010-001
A.
ELT Removal
(1)
See Figure 11 ELT Removal Sequence.
NOTE: Coax cable and
wiring harness not
shown for clarity.
ELT MAIN
ASSEMBLY
2
DISCONNECT HARNESS
NOTE: Coax cable and
wiring harness not
shown for clarity.
DISCONNECT HARNESS
4
4
DISCONNECT COAX
UNDO VELCRO STRAP
ELT MAIN
ASSEMBLY
2
DISCONNECT COAX
1
1
3
3
(STRAP SHOWN IN
CLOSED POSITION)
UNDO METAL STRAP
(STRAP SHOWN IN
CLOSED POSITION)
MOUNTING
TRAY ASSY
MOUNTING
TRAY ASSY
Figure 11 ELT Removal Sequence
(2)
Disconnect the antenna coax cable.
NOTE:
Check the coax cable center conductor pin which is prone to retracting into the
connector housing.
(3)
Remove remote switch harness D-sub plug.
(4)
Open the velcro or metal strap.
(5)
Slide the ELT up and out, and away from the mounting tray.
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TASK 25-62-30-050-801
2.
Battery
SUBTASK 25-62-30-050-001
A.
Battery Pack Removal
CAUTION:
THE BATTERY PACK CONTAINS ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE SENSITIVE (ESD)
COMPONENTS AND IT MUST BE HANDLED WITH CARE. IF POSSIBLE, WEAR A
GROUNDED WRIST STRAP WHEN HANDLING THE BATTERY PACK DURING
INSTALLATION ACTIVITIES. TAKE PARTICULAR CARE TO AVOID TOUCHING THE
EXPOSED CIRCUIT BOARD AND CONNECTOR PINS ON THE BOARD.
CAUTION:
THE BATTERY PACK IS CONNECTED TO THE ELT VIA A SHORT INTERCONNECT FLEX
CABLE, WHICH LIMITS THE DISTANCE THE TWO COMPONENTS CAN BE SEPARATED
UNTIL THE FLEX CABLE IS DISCONNECTED.
(1)
See Figure 12 Battery Pack Removal.
ELT ASSEMBLY
GASKET
BATTERY PACK
DISCONNECT
(ELT flex cable not
shown for clarity)
SCREW (8 PLCS)
Figure 12 Battery Pack Removal
(2)
Turn the ELT upside down, such that the battery pack is bottom side up (battery cover is
identified with embossed text “BATTERY ACCESS ON THIS SIDE”).
(3)
Remove the eight screws from the battery cover.
(4)
Lay the ELT on its side, while keeping the ELT and battery pack securely held together.
(5)
Separate the battery pack from the ELT, taking care not to put strain on the short flex cable.
(6)
Disconnect the flex cable from the small circuit board mounted in the battery pack.
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TASK 25-62-30-500-801
3.
Material or Equipment Return
SUBTASK 25-62-30-510-001
A.
Shipment Information
(1)
If any material or equipment is to be returned to the factory, under warranty or otherwise,
ACR Electronics must be notified prior to shipment with the following information:
•
Model and serial number of equipment being returned,
•
Date purchased,
•
Date placed in service,
•
Number of hours in service,
•
Nature and cause of failure, and
•
Remarks, if any.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-580-001
B.
Return Material Authorization
(1)
Upon receipt of such notice, ACR Electronics, Inc. will issue a Return Material Authorization
(RMA) number which then authorizes return of the material or equipment. Contact ACR
Electronics to obtain the RMA number at the address below:
Repair and Overhaul
ACR Electronics, Inc.
5757 Ravenswood Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, USA
Phone: (954) 981-3333
Fax: (954) 983-5087
(a)
Failure to obtain a RMA number and provide the details listed in SUBTASK 25-62-30-510001 on page 47 may cause unnecessary delay and/or rejection of the returned material
or equipment.
(b)
All material or equipment returned to the factory must be freight prepaid.
(c)
Acceptable methods of shipment for international return are Airborne, Burlington Air,
DHL, Emery, Federal Express, UPS International, and World Wide only.
NOTE:
Do not use “International Commercial Airlines”, such carriers may cause a loss
of returned material or equipment.
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INSTALLATION
TASK 25-62-30-410-801
1.
Regulatory Requirements and Guidelines
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
TSO C126, Paragraph D
(1)
TSO approval of the ELT does not constitute installation approval. All ELT installations are
subject to field approval for a given airframe by either an approved FAA DER or FAA FSDO.
For installations outside the US, contact your local civil aviation regulatory agency for details.
(a)
The remote switch is a requirement of TSO C126 and installation is not optional.
(b)
The buzzer is a requirement of TSO C126 and installation is not optional.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
FAA
(1)
This manual constitutes supporting data, as described in AC43.9-1, Paragraph 6.h.(2) and AC
43-210, Chapter 2, Paragraph 201(a)(6), and as such may be used as support for FAA field
approval of the ELT installation.
(2)
In addition to the procedures outlined herein and in accordance with FAR Part 43, the installer
must adhere to the aircraft manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations and the
guidelines provided by FAA Advisory Circular AC 43.13-2 “Acceptable Methods, Techniques,
and Practices - Aircraft Alterations,” specifically Chapters 1 through 3, 11, and 13.
(3)
By signing the aircraft logbook, and FAA Form 337, the installer is stating the installation has
been performed in accordance with current FAR requirements and the procedures outlined
herein. The completed Form 337 is provided to the FAA and also becomes a permanent part of
the aircraft maintenance records in accordance with AC43-9, Paragraph 17.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-003
C.
Canada
(1)
All installations must be performed in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR)
Part V, Chapter 551, Paragraph 551.104.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-004
D.
Other Countries
(1)
Installations in aircraft outside of the United States and Canada, must be performed in
accordance with applicable regulatory authority rules and regulations.
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SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-005
E.
RTCA
(1)
(2)
DO-204, § 3.1.8 guidelines for mounting a ELT:
(a)
The ELT shall be mounted to primary aircraft load carrying structures, such as trusses,
bulkheads, longerons, spars, or floor beams.
(b)
The mounts shall have a maximum static local deflection no greater than 0.1 inches (2.5
mm) when a force of 100 lbs (450 newtons) is applied to the mount in the most flexible
direction. Deflection measurements shall be made with reference to another part of the
aircraft not less than 1 foot (0.3 meters) nor more than 3 feet (1.0 meters) from the
mounting location.
DO-182, § 6.2.2.b recommends that:
(a)
To maximize the probability of the ELT transmitting a detectable signal after a crash, all
ELT system components, which must survive a crash intact, e.g. transmitter and
external antenna, should be attached to the airframe in such a manner that the
attachment system can support a 100 g load, (ELT weight x 100, ELT antenna weight x
100, etc.) applied through the center of gravity of the component (ELT, antenna, etc.) in
the plus and minus directions of the three principal axes of the aircraft.
(b)
Post-crash critical components of the ELT system, e.g. transmitter and external antenna,
should be mounted as close to each other as possible.
(c)
The antenna coax cable should not cross any production breaks, e.g., major structure
sections, such that the ELT and antenna are in the same section of the aircraft and as
close together as possible.
(d)
If the ELT and external antenna are on opposite sides of an airframe production break,
the components should be secured to each other by a tether that can support a 100 g
load (ELT weight x 100). The interconnecting antenna-to-ELT coax cable should have
sufficient slack on both ends that it will not be subjected to any tensile load and should
be tied loosely to the tether.
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TASK 25-62-30-450-801
2.
Mounting Tray
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-001
A.
Location
CAUTION:
MANY ORIGINAL ELT INSTALLATIONS ARE INADEQUATE AS FAR AS UNIT LOCATION
AND SURFACE RIGIDITY ARE CONCERNED. BECAUSE OF THE CRITICAL FUNCTION AN
ELT PERFORMS, IT IS IMPORTANT THE INSTALLATION FOLLOWS THE INSTRUCTIONS
AND RECOMMENDATIONS HEREIN.
CAUTION:
THE MOUNTING SURFACE MUST BE EXTREMELY RIGID; THEREFORE, MOUNTING AN
ELT DIRECTLY TO THE AIRCRAFT SKIN IS UNACCEPTABLE. MOUNTING THE ELT
DIRECTLY TO THE AIRCRAFT SKIN INDUCES “CRASH HIDING” VIBRATIONS AND
PROVIDES A VERY POOR MOUNTING SURFACE.
CAUTION:
AVOID LOCATING THE ELT WHERE IT WILL BE SUBJECTED TO UNPROTECTED
EXPOSURE TO HARSH CHEMICAL FLUIDS SUCH AS DEICING COMPOUNDS. THESE
TYPES OF CHEMICAL FLUIDS CAN PROMOTE CRACKING AND FRACTURING OF THE
ELT MOUNTING FRAME AND HOUSING COMPONENTS BY DEGRADING THE
STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THESE COMPONENTS. THESE SAME CHEMICAL AGENTS
MAY ALSO CAUSE CORROSION OF ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS.
WARNING: AVOID LOCATING THE ELT IN SUCH A LOCATION WHERE IT MAY BE SUBJECT TO
FLYING OBJECTS OR AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL PARTS THAT MAY IMPACT THE ELT
DURING AN AIRCRAFT CRASH. MOUNTING AN ELT IN A VULNERABLE AREA CAN
RESULT IN AN IMPACT BEYOND THE ELT'S TSO CRASH RATING OF 100G, CAUSING
DAMAGE AND PREVENTING CORRECT OPERATION DURING A POST-CRASH
ENVIRONMENT.
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(1)
Select a suitable location for the ELT mounting tray. See Figure 13 ME406 Series ELT Outline
and Dimensions. Refer to these dimensions when determining mounting location.
7.80 (198)
2.86
(73)
1.54
(39)
D-SUB
HOUSING
6.60 (168)
FLIGHT
3.00 (76)
1.84
(47)
[C]
2.55
(65)
[A]
2.00
(51)
[B]
3.69
(94)
1.83
(46)
MOUNTING HOLES CAPABILITY:
[A] ARTEX 110 SERIES, NARCO, & NEW
[B] ARTEX 200 SERIES
[C] POINTER MODEL 3000
[B] 2.95 (75)
[C] 4.27 (108)
[A] 5.50 (140)
Dimensions in inches (mm)
7.80 (198)
3.77
2.86 (96)
(73)
1.54
(39)
D-SUB
HOUSING
6.60 (168)
FLIGHT
3.00 (76)
1.84
(47)
[C]
2.55
(65)
[A]
2.00
(51)
[B]
MOUNTING HOLES CAPABILITY:
[A] ARTEX 110 SERIES, NARCO, & NEW
[B] ARTEX 200 SERIES
[C] POINTER MODEL 3000
Dimensions in inches (mm)
3.69
(94)
1.83
(46)
[B] 2.95 (75)
[C] 4.27 (108)
[A] 5.50 (140)
Figure 13 ME406 Series ELT Outline and Dimensions
(2)
Mount the ELT as far aft as practical, but where it can be easily retrieved for maintenance.
NOTE:
(3)
Statistics show that the tail section of an airplane is likely to be less damaged during
a crash; therefore, providing a good mounting environment for the ELT.
Additional installation guidance may be found in AC 43.13-2, Chapter 2, Paragraph 28, which
specifically addresses ELT installations.
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SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-002
B.
Installation
(1)
See Figure 14 Typical Mounting Tray Installation.
8-32 x 5/8 SCREW
(4 PLCS)
8-32 x 5/8 SCREW
(4 PLCS)
#8 FLAT WASHER
(4 PLCS)
#8 FLAT WASHER
(4 PLCS)
EQUIPMENT MOUNTING
PLATE (REF.)
EQUIPMENT MOUNTING
PLATE (REF.)
NOTE: LOCKWASHER OR
LOCKNUT RECOMMENDED
NOTE: LOCKWASHER OR
LOCKNUT RECOMMENDED
8-32 X 1/4 HEX NUT
(4 PLCS)
MOUNTING
TRAY
AIRFRAME
STRUCTURE (REF.)
8-32 X 1/4 HEX NUT
(4 PLCS)
MOUNTING
TRAY
AIRFRAME
STRUCTURE (REF.)
Figure 14 Typical Mounting Tray Installation
(2)
Install the necessary mounting structure as appropriate for the specific installation.
(3)
Align the mounting tray (452-3034) on the mounting structure, such that the arrow on the
tray is within 10° of the longitudinal axis of the aircraft and pointing in the direction of flight.
NOTE:
Refer to TASK 25-62-30-410-803 on page 74 for guidelines on ELT orientation in a
helicopter.
(4)
Mark the four holes needed for mounting the tray, using the tray as a pattern. The hole
pattern is also illustrated in Figure 13 ME406 Series ELT Outline and Dimensions on page 51.
(5)
Drill the four mounting holes with a #19 or 4.25 mm drill.
(6)
Install the mounting tray with the hardware supplied in the installation kit (455-7423), as
shown in Figure 14 Typical Mounting Tray Installation on page 52.
NOTE:
(a)
The use of substitute mounting hardware is acceptable provided the hardware used
meets or exceeds the strength and corrosion resistance of the original hardware.
Torque to 12 ±1 lb-in (136 ± 11 N•cm).
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TASK 25-62-30-450-802
3.
Antenna
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Selection
(1)
Use only antennas approved for use with the ME406 Series ELT. The ELT will not work
properly without being connected to an antenna for which it was designed.
(2)
Verify the antenna selected matches the requirements of the specific installation.
Considerations include aircraft maximum rated speed, location restrictions, and any other
considerations specific to the installation.
(3)
Per FAA TSO C126 and ETSO C126, ELTs must be installed with only the components that have
been certified by either the manufacturer of the unit or via a Type Certificate authorization
done by the airframe manufacturer. Contact Artex Technical Support for further information
regarding component and accessory selection.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-001
B.
Location
(1)
Select a suitable location for the antenna.
(a)
Place the antenna in a location where the antenna can be installed within 15° of vertical
and with at least 30 inches (762 mm) of clearance from other antennas, particularly
VHF, in accordance with RTCA/DO-204, § 3.1.10.2.
NOTE:
(b)
AC 43.13-2, Chapter 3 recommends a minimum distance of 36 inches (914
mm) clearance between antennas.
Additional location guidance may be found in AC 43.13-2, Chapter 3, which deals
specifically with antenna installations.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-002
C.
Installation
NOTE:
Per FAA TSO C126a, “Those installing this article, on or in a specific type or class of
aircraft, must determine that the aircraft installation conditions are within the TSO
standards. TSO articles must have separate approval for installation in an aircraft.”
CAUTION:Artex cannot verify appropriate antenna selection per each airframe. Many
considerations must be evaluated during the antenna selection process, such as
dynamic / static loading. Certain special considerations need to be accounted for
such as airflow speed over the antenna surfaces (Frontload / Sideload). Consult FAA
AC 43.13-2 and airframe manufacturer for antenna installation practices and
requirements. For more information contact Artex Technical Support.
WARNING:Per FAA AC 43.13-2: "Painting an antenna or apply protective coatings or devices
that are not approved are not allowed [under this AC]. Paint is an RF de-tuner. If an
antenna is painted in the field, paint type and paint thickness present uncontrolled
variables that will affect an antenna's performance and may result in the antenna no
longer meeting its specifications or Technical Standard Order (TSO)." Artex does
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not authorize operators or outside maintenance organizations to perform
field repairs or painting. Contact Artex Technical Support for more information.
(1)
Install a doubler plate if necessary to meet rigidity requirements. A 20 lb (9.1 kg) force applied
to the antenna in all directions should not cause an appreciable distortion in the aircraft skin.
(2)
Install a ground plane if necessary. In certain applications, particularly those where antennas
are installed on composite, fabric, or wood airframes, a ground plane is required.
(3)
Drill the antenna mounting holes and coax connector hole referring to the appropriate
antenna illustration for hole patterns and hole sizes.
(a)
See Figure 15 Rod Antenna 110-338 and Whip Antenna 110-773 Outlines and
Dimensions on page 55.
(4)
Mount the antenna referring to the appropriate antenna illustration for hardware
requirements, torque, and other applicable installation requirements.
(5)
A coax cable, 6 feet (1.8 m) long, is provided as part of the ELT kit.
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13.00
(330)
INSTALLATION NOTES:
1. MOUNT ANTENNA USING #8-32 SS 100° C’SK
MACHINE SCREWS AND ASSOCIATED
HARDWARE.
!"$!""
2. PROVIDE 0.625 (5/8”) (16 MM) Ø HOLE
IN AIRCRAFT FOR BNC CONNECTOR.
3. PROVIDE 0.182 (4.6 MM) Ø HOLES (4 PLCS)
IN AIRCRAFT FOR ATTACHING SCREWS.
4. APPLY A LAYER OF ANTI-CORROSION BONDING
GREASE BETWEEN AICRAFT AND ANTENNA BASE.
C.G.
3.5
(89)
15.50 MAX
(394)
5. GASKET NOT SUPPLIED AND USE OPTIONAL.
REQUEST P/N 280-0320 IF ONE IS DESIRED.
3.3
(84)
GASKET (OPTIONAL)
RF CONNECTOR
BNC FEMALE
0.750 (19.1)
0.812 (20.6)
4 - 100° CSK HOLES
Ø 0.170 (4.3)
1.625 (41.3)
2.70 MAX
(69)
1.750 (44.5)
0.90 (23)
4.40 MAX
(112)
110-338
INSTALLATION NOTES:
1. PREPARE ANTENNA MOUNTING SURFACE TO ENSURE GROUND CONTACT OF LESS THAN 0.003 OHM.
2. PROVIDE 0.563 (9/16”) (14.5 MM) Ø HOLE IN AIRCRAFT SKIN. USE A DOUBLER AS NECESSARY.
3. ENSURE RUBBER WASHER IS PROPERLY SEATED IN THE GROOVE UNDER THE BASE OF THE ANTENNA.
RUBBER WASHER
LOCKWASHER
HEX NUT, 1/2-28
4. INSTALL ANTENNA AND RUBBER WASHER IN MOUNTING HOLE AND ATTACH WITH LOCKWASHER AND HEX NUT.
5. APPLY A SMALL, SMOOTH FILLET OF RTV SEALANT AROUND PERIPHERY OF ANTENNA BASE TO SEAL OUT MOISTURE.
RF CONNECTOR BNC FEMALE
15.0 (381) MAX.
110-773
1.13 (29) MAX.
Figure 15 Rod Antenna 110-338 and Whip Antenna 110-773 Outlines and Dimensions
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TASK 25-62-30-450-803
4.
Remote Switch
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-001
A.
Location
NOTE:
This procedure is applicable to the most commonly used remote switch (345-6196-04). If an
optional switch is installed in lieu of this one, the applicable installation instructions should be
consulted.
(1)
Select a suitable location for the remote switch assembly.
(2)
The switch assembly must be mounted in the cockpit where the pilot can easily reach the
switch and see the LED.
(3)
The switch assembly requires a space approximately 2.0 x 1.3 in. (51 x 33 mm) on the panel
surface and behind the panel. See Figure 16 Remote Switch Outline and Dimensions.
1.04
(26)
1.20
(30)
1.73
(44)
EMERGENCY USE ONLY
ARTEX
ELT
ON
2.00
(51)
ARM
0.50
(13)
1.10
(28)
0.044
(1.1)
0.140
1.59 (3.6)
(40)
DIMENSIONS IN INCHES (MM)
OUTLINE OF REMOTE
SWITCH BODY
1.06
(27)
NOTE: HATCHED AREA
IS CUTOUT PATTERN
1.45
(37)
Test/Reset
Press ON
Wait 1 Second
Press ARM
1.70
(43)
1.30
(33)
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
0.1405 (3.57) Ø
USE #28 (3.6) DRILL
(4 PLCS)
HOLE CUTOUT GUIDE FOR INSTALLATION
OF 345-6196-04 (FRONT VIEW)
TOLERANCE: ±0.03 (1)
RECOMMENDED
CUTOUT PATTERN
Figure 16 Remote Switch Outline and Dimensions
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-002
B.
Installation
(1)
Mark the cutout on the cockpit panel. See Figure 16 Remote Switch Outline and Dimensions.
(2)
Fit the switch assembly into the cutout and mark the four screw holes, then remove the
switch.
(3)
Drill the screw holes with a #28 or 3.6 mm drill.
(4)
Install the switch assembly using the hardware provided in the remote switch installation kit
(455-6196).
NOTE:
(5)
Step 4 may be accomplished after wiring is completed and the harness plug has been
plugged into the switch assembly in accordance with the requirements of SUBTASK
25-62-30-450-010 on page 66. If such is the case, perform a fit check at this time.
Apply the “For Aviation Emergency Use Only/Unauthorized Use Prohibited” placard (5910428), provided in the installation kit, as close to the switch as practical.
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TASK 25-62-30-450-804
5.
Buzzer
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-001
A.
Location
CAUTION:
(1)
PLACING THE BUZZER IN THE COCKPIT IS NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO THE
POTENTIAL FOR DISTRACTION. THE BUZZER PRODUCES A LOUD, SIREN-TYPE
SOUND WHEN THE ELT IS ACTIVATED. SINCE THE BUZZER OPERATES IN TANDEM
WITH THE COCKPIT LED, IT WOULD ONLY SERVE AS A REDUNDANT WARNING
INDICATOR IN THE COCKPIT.
Select a suitable location for the buzzer.
NOTE:
The buzzer may be located anywhere in the aircraft; however, the recommended
location is near the ELT, as the buzzer is loud enough to be heard outside the aircraft
when the engine(s) is not running. When the engine(s) is running, the LED on the
cockpit remote switch assembly will warn the pilot the ELT is active.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-002
B.
Installation
(1)
Fabricate a bracket suitable for supporting the buzzer. See Figure 17 Buzzer Outline and
Dimensions.
NOTE:
Refer to the aircraft manufacturer’s written instructions or AC 43.13-2, as applicable,
for approved bracket fabrication and installation methods.
Ø 1.10 (28)
1.32 (34)
1.56 (40)
1.00
(25)
0.16 (4)
0.70
(18)
2X Ø 0.12 (3)
452-6505
Dimensions in inches (mm)
Figure 17 Buzzer Outline and Dimensions
(2)
Attach the bracket to the airframe such that the buzzer is adequately supported and does not
show any significant evidence of distorting the airframe skin.
(3)
Install the buzzer in the bracket.
(a)
Remove the panel mounting nut and insert the buzzer in the bracket.
NOTE:
(b)
Alternatively, the buzzer may be attached to the support using the mounting
holes on the buzzer body and appropriate hardware.
Install the panel mounting nut and tighten it securely.
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TASK 25-62-30-450-805
6.
Wiring
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
General Considerations and Recommendations
CAUTION:
IF GROUND OR OTHER CONNECTIONS ARE BROKEN OR OTHERWISE DAMAGED, THE
ELT IS STILL CAPABLE OF AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION; HOWEVER, THE COCKPIT
REMOTE SWITCH MAY BE INCAPABLE OF RESETTING THE ELT AND OPERATION MAY
NOT BE INDICATED ON THE REMOTE SWITCH LED.
CAUTION:
INCORRECT TERMINATION OF THE WIRING IN THE CONNECTORS MAY DAMAGE THE
ELT, CAUSE TRANSMISSION ISSUES, OR RESULT IN A NON-FUNCTIONING REMOTE
SWITCH. VERIFY THE WIRING AGAINST THE WIRING DIAGRAM AND PERFORM A
CONTINUITY CHECK TO CONFIRM GOOD CONNECTIONS AND PROPER PIN
LOCATIONS.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT INADVERTENT ELT ACTIVATION OR POSSIBLE COMPONENT DAMAGE,
DO NOT CONNECT THE HARNESS TO THE ELT OR COCKPIT REMOTE SWITCH UNTIL
ALL POWER AND GROUND WIRING CONNECTIONS ARE COMPLETED.
(1)
(2)
The following wiring and grounding considerations and recommendations are applicable:
(a)
Minimum 22 AWG wire size.
(b)
Shielding is recommended to help prevent EMI and RF interference.
(c)
Use high quality conductor meeting MIL-W-16878, M22759, M27500, or a commercial
equivalent acceptable for use in aircraft applications.
(d)
Provide a “Drip Loop” in the remote switch harness connection to the ELT to divert
moisture from the connector. See TASK 25-62-30-990-805 on page 17 for a definition.
(e)
Provide a “Service Loop” in the remote switch harness connection to the remote switch
assembly, such that the assembly can be withdrawn from the panel far enough to easily
disconnect the harness plug. See TASK 25-62-30-990-805 on page 17 for a definition.
(f)
ELT and remote switch grounds must be common to aircraft ground and should be less
than 10Ω.
See Figure 18 Metal Airframe Wiring Diagrams on page 59 and Figure 19 Composite Airframe
Wiring Diagrams on page 60. Choose the appropriate wiring diagram, depending upon the
following factors:
(a)
Metal or composite airframe, and
(b)
A shielded or unshielded remote switch harness cable is chosen for the installation.
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CABLE
SHIELD
ELT D-SUB
PLUG
LIGHT
REMOTE SWITCH
MOLEX PLUG
2
8
RESET 1
6
5
RESET 2
13
2
EXTERNAL ON
14
7
G-SWITCH LOOP
5
1
G-SWITCH LOOP
12
3
GROUND
7
6
AUDIO POWER
SHIELD USED AS GROUND WIRE
8
+14V
UNSWITCHED
OR
POWER
+28v
1/2A SLO-BLO FUSE
NOTE: PINS 6 & 9 OF REMOTE
SWITCH ARE INTERNALLY
TIED WITHIN THE REMOTE
SWITCH ASSEMBLY.
9
NOTE: N/C PINS 1, 3, 4,
9, 10, 11, 15.
RED +
AIRFRAME
GROUND (TYP.)
BLK –
AUDIO
INDICATOR
452-6505
METAL AIRFRAME WITH SHIELDED CABLE
ELT D-SUB
PLUG
REMOTE SWITCH
MOLEX PLUG
LIGHT
2
8
RESET 1
6
5
RESET 2
13
2
EXTERNAL ON
14
7
G-SWITCH LOOP
5
1
G-SWITCH LOOP
12
3
GROUND
7
6
AUDIO POWER
8
9
+14V
UNSWITCHED
OR
POWER
+28v
1/2A SLO-BLO FUSE
NOTE: PINS 6 & 9 OF REMOTE
SWITCH ARE INTERNALLY
TIED WITHIN THE REMOTE
SWITCH ASSEMBLY.
NOTE: N/C PINS 1, 3, 4,
9, 10, 11, 15.
RED +
AIRFRAME
GROUND (TYP.)
BLK –
AUDIO
INDICATOR
452-6505
3
2
1
6
5
4
9
8
7
METAL AIRFRAME WITH UNSHIELDED CABLE
8
1
9
15
SOLDER CUP (BACK) SIDE OF D-SUB PLUG
FOR ELT. HOLE NUMBERING IS IDENTICAL
TO THAT INSCRIBED ON ACTUAL PLUG.
PIN INSERTION END OF MOLEX
PLUG FOR REMOTE SWITCH
ASSEMBLY. HOLE NUMBERING
IS IDENTICAL TO THAT INSCRIBED
ON ACTUAL PLUG. ORIENTATION
SHOWN IS SAME AS INSERTION
ORIENTATION FOR INSTALLED
SWITCH.
Figure 18 Metal Airframe Wiring Diagrams
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CABLE
SHIELD
ELT D-SUB
PLUG
LIGHT
REMOTE SWITCH
MOLEX PLUG
2
8
RESET 1
6
5
RESET 2
13
2
EXTERNAL ON
14
7
UNSWITCHED
POWER
G-SWITCH LOOP
5
1
G-SWITCH LOOP
12
3
+14V
OR
+28v
GROUND
7
6
AUDIO POWER
SHIELD USED AS GROUND WIRE
8
1/2A SLO-BLO FUSE
NOTE: PINS 6 & 9 OF REMOTE
SWITCH ARE INTERNALLY
TIED WITHIN THE REMOTE
SWITCH ASSEMBLY.
9
NOTE: N/C PINS 1, 3, 4,
9, 10, 11, 15.
RED +
BLK –
AUDIO
INDICATOR
452-6505
COMPOSITE AIRFRAME WITH SHIELDED CABLE
ELT D-SUB
PLUG
REMOTE SWITCH
MOLEX PLUG
LIGHT
2
8
RESET 1
6
5
RESET 2
13
2
EXTERNAL ON
14
7
UNSWITCHED
POWER
G-SWITCH LOOP
5
1
G-SWITCH LOOP
12
3
+14V
OR
+28v
GROUND
7
6
AUDIO POWER
8
9
1/2A SLO-BLO FUSE
NOTE: PINS 6 & 9 OF REMOTE
SWITCH ARE INTERNALLY
TIED WITHIN THE REMOTE
SWITCH ASSEMBLY.
NOTE: N/C PINS 1, 3, 4,
9, 10, 11, 15.
RED +
BLK –
AUDIO
INDICATOR
452-6505
3
2
1
6
5
4
9
8
7
COMPOSITE AIRFRAME WITH UNSHIELDED CABLE
8
1
9
15
SOLDER CUP (BACK) SIDE OF D-SUB PLUG
FOR ELT. HOLE NUMBERING IS IDENTICAL
TO THAT INSCRIBED ON ACTUAL PLUG.
PIN INSERTION END OF MOLEX
PLUG FOR REMOTE SWITCH
ASSEMBLY. HOLE NUMBERING
IS IDENTICAL TO THAT INSCRIBED
ON ACTUAL PLUG. ORIENTATION
SHOWN IS SAME AS INSERTION
ORIENTATION FOR INSTALLED
SWITCH.
Figure 19 Composite Airframe Wiring Diagrams
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B.
Remote Switch Harness Fabrication
(1)
See Figure 20 Remote Switch Harness Arrangement.
PIN 8
PIN 1
PIN 15
150-1130
PIN 9
NOTE: D-SUB HOUSING
NOT SHOWN FOR CLARITY
ME406 ELT (REF.)
151-5009
PIN 1
USE FEMALE
CRIMP PINS
(151-6628)
PIN 3
PIN 7
PIN 9
REMOTE SWITCH
HARNESS
REMOTE SWITCH (REF.)
Figure 20 Remote Switch Harness Arrangement
(2)
Fabricate a harness long enough to reach from the ELT to the cockpit remote switch, allowing
enough slack to provide a drip loop at the ELT end and a service loop at the cockpit remote
switch end. Refer to the appropriate wiring diagram.
(a)
Strip approximately 0.15 in. (3 mm) of insulation from the remote switch end of each of
the harness cable wires.
(b)
Dress and tin the bare wires to prevent the strands from fraying during terminal
crimping operations.
(3)
Fabricate ground wires as required, based on the wiring diagram appropriate for the
installation.
(4)
Fabricate a power wire long enough to reach from the remote switch plug (Pin 1 or Pin 3) to
the selected aircraft power source.
(5)
Prepare the wires fabricated in Steps (3) and (4), as described in Steps (2)(a) and (2)(b).
(6)
Fabricate two wires, one of sufficient length to reach from the ELT D-Sub connector plug to
the buzzer and the other from the buzzer to ground.
NOTE:
These wires provide power and ground for the buzzer. Use appropriate means of
identification for the wires, such that the wires can be readily identified.
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(7)
Prepare the wires fabricated in Step (6), as described in Steps (2)(a) and (2)(b).
(8)
Crimp appropriately sized ring terminals on the buzzer ends of the buzzer power and ground
wires.
(9)
Crimp an appropriately sized ring terminals on the airframe end of the ground wires.
(10)
Crimp an appropriately sized ring terminal on the remote switch power source wire end.
NOTE:
(11)
Crimp female terminal pins (151-6628) to the cockpit remote switch end, as follows:
NOTE:
(12)
If desired, the power wire may be spliced to an unswitched power source in a
manner acceptable to the aircraft manufacturer, or as described in AC 43.13-1,
Paragraph 11-167.
Use Molex crimp tool 63811-3300, or an equivalent tool for 0.062 in. terminal pins.
(a)
Each harness wire.
(b)
Remote switch ground wire.
(c)
Remote switch power wire.
Bundle the wiring into a complete harness, with breakouts as appropriate, such that the wiring
can be properly supported and attached to the airframe. Refer to the aircraft manufacturer’s
written instructions or AC 43.13-1, Chapter 11, § 9 through 12, as applicable.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-002
C.
ELT D-Sub Plug Installation
NOTE:
Artex supplies a DB15 female solder contact connector with all ME406 ELT kits. If a
crimp contact connector is preferred, it is acceptable to purchase and use an
alternate DB15 crimp contact connector. Ensure it conforms to MIL-C-24308 or other
commercial specification to ensure performance requirements are met.
NOTE:
If moisture intrusion is a possibility, seal the back side of the connector. See SUBTASK
25-62-30-450-001 on page 61.
(1)
Select a rubber grommet, supplied as part of the D-Sub housing kit (150-1127), that fits
snugly around the harness wiring.
(2)
Feed the wiring harness, ground wire, and buzzer power wire through the rubber grommet,
such that the raised collar end of the grommet fits inside the housing. See Figure 21 D-Sub
Plug Assembly on page 64.
NOTE:
For composite airframe installations, the buzzer ground wire should also be routed
through the grommet.
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(3)
Slide the grommet away from the cable and other conductor ends, such that it does not
interfere with soldering the conductors to the plug (150-1130).
(4)
Solder the buzzer ground conductor to the cable shield or ground conductor for composite
airframe installations. See Figure 19 Composite Airframe Wiring Diagrams on page 60.
(5)
Fabricate a short jumper wire, approximately 1.5 in. (38 mm) long.
CAUTION:
(6)
THE ELT WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATE IF THE JUMPER (G-SWITCH
LOOP) IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED IN THE ELT D-SUB CONNECTOR.
(a)
Strip approximately 0.15 in. (3 mm) of insulation from both ends of each of the wire.
(b)
Dress and tin the bare wire ends to prevent the strands from fraying during terminal
crimping operations.
(c)
Solder the jumper wire to D-Sub pins 5 and 12.
Solder the wiring to the D-Sub plug as follows, referring to the wiring diagram appropriate for
the installation:
(a)
Harness wires,
NOTE:
Make note of the wiring identification and pin location relationships, such that
the wiring at the remote switch end can be terminated correctly.
(b)
Buzzer power wire, and
(c)
Ground wire.
(7)
Fit the plug into a housing half positioning the grommet such that it fits into the recess on the
cable end of the housing, with the raised collar step against the housing inside face.
(8)
Install the bracket washers onto the thumbscrews.
(9)
Insert thumbscrews into lower housing half.
(10)
Fit the other housing half into place.
(11)
Screw housing halves together using the screws and nuts supplied as part of the housing kit.
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(12)
Install the strain relief clamp.
HARDWARE (TYP.)
4 OR 5-CONDUCTOR CABLE
(HORN CONDUCTOR NOT
SHOWN)
GROMMET
(RAISED COLLAR END)
THUMBSCREW (TYP.)
BRACKET WASHER (TYP.)
NOTE: STRAIN RELIEF
CLAMP NOT SHOWN
HOUSING HALF (TYP.)
15-PIN
D-SUB PLUG
Figure 21 D-Sub Plug Assembly
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-003
D.
Cockpit Remote Switch 9-Pin Plug Installation
NOTE:
(1)
If moisture intrusion is a possibility, apply a thin bead of RTV over rear of the MOLEX
connector to prevent corrosion buildup. Use Dow Corning RTV-3145 or equivalent.
Insert the wiring pins in the Molex 9-pin cockpit remote switch plug (151-5009), referring to
the wiring diagram appropriate for the installation, as follows:
(a)
Insert each harness female pin into the plug, referring to the wire identification and pin
relationships recorded in Step C.(5)(a).
NOTE:
Terminal pins may be removed from the plug using Molex extraction tool
11030002, or equivalent.
(b)
Insert the remote switch power wire female pin into Pin 1 or Pin 3 of the plug, as
appropriate for the selected 14V or 28V power source.
(c)
Insert the remote switch ground wire into Pin 9 of the plug.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-004
E.
Wiring Installation
(1)
Route the remote switch harness wire bundle and breakout wiring through the airframe.
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(2)
Route the antenna coax cable through the airframe.
NOTE:
(3)
A longer coax cable, up to 20 feet (6.1 m), may be fabricated if the cable provided is
too short. Use RG-142 or RG-400 coax cable.
Support the wiring and coax cable by clamping or other suitable means, such that the wiring
and cables are properly supported and protected from chaffing and strain. Refer to the aircraft
manufacturer’s written instructions or as described in AC 43.13-1, Chapter 11, § 9 through 12,
as applicable.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-005
F.
Antenna Connection
(1)
Connect the coax cable to the antenna, making sure the cable is routed and supported such
that there is no tensile load (i.e., strain) on the connection.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-006
G.
Cockpit Remote Switch Power Connection
(1)
Connect the remote switch power wire. If the wire is spliced, fabricate the splice in a manner
acceptable to the aircraft manufacturer or as described in AC 43.13-1, § 13.
NOTE:
The power source provides energy for the remote switch assembly LED, but has no
effect on switch functions, as the switch will control the ELT with or without power.
NOTE:
Power should be connected directly to the battery using a 1/2 A in-line, slo-blo fuse
or circuit breaker; or an alternate un-switched source, such as the aircraft clock
circuitry.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-007
H.
Remote Switch Alternate Power Source
(1)
If the aircraft does not have an electrical system (i.e., no battery), it is permissible to fabricate
a substitute power source for the LED, as follows:
(a)
Connect three suitably supported 9V alkaline batteries together in series.
(b)
Connect the positive (+) side to Pin 3 of the remote switch connector.
(c)
Connect the negative (–) side to aircraft ground, such that the circuit is complete.
(d)
Check the battery voltage periodically and replace the batteries every two years.
(e)
Note the alteration in the aircraft logbook.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-008
I.
Airframe Ground Connections
(1)
Connect the ground wires to the airframe in accordance with the aircraft manufacturer’s
written instructions or as described in AC 43.13-1, Chapter 11, § 15, as applicable. See Figure
18 Metal Airframe Wiring Diagrams on page 59 and Figure 19 Composite Airframe Wiring
Diagrams on page 60 as appropriate.
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J.
Buzzer Connections
(1)
Connect the power wire to the buzzer positive (+) terminal.
(2)
Connect the ground wire to the buzzer negative (–) terminal.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-010
K.
Remote Switch Final Installation
(1)
Insert the harness plug into the remote switch receptacle.
(2)
Install the remote switch assembly in accordance with SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-002 on
page 62.
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TASK 25-62-30-410-802
7.
ELT Installation
SUBTASK 25-62-30-410-001
A.
Installation and Test
CAUTION:
(1)
TAKE CARE TO KEEP THE REMOTE SWITCH PLUG STRAIGHT WHEN CONNECTING IT
TO THE ELT. IF THE PLUG IS COCKED (I.E., CROOKED) WHEN INSERTING IT INTO
THE ELT RECEPTACLE, THE ELT MAY ACTIVATE. IF THE ELT ACTIVATES, RESET IT BY
CYCLING THE LOCAL CONTROL SWITCH TO “ON” AND THEN BACK TO “ARM”.
See Figure 22 ELT Installation Sequence.
NOTE: Coax cable and
wiring harness not
shown for clarity.
3
CONNECT HARNESS
CONNECT COAX
CLOSE VELCRO STRAP
ELT MAIN
ASSEMBLY
NOTE: Coax cable and
wiring harness not
shown for clarity.
CONNECT HARNESS
ELT MAIN
ASSEMBLY
3
1
1
CONNECT COAX
4
2
4
2
(STRAP SHOWN IN
CLOSED POSITION)
CLOSE METAL STRAP
(STRAP SHOWN IN
CLOSED POSITION)
MOUNTING
TRAY ASSY
MOUNTING
TRAY ASSY
Figure 22 ELT Installation Sequence
(2)
Verify the ELT local switch is in the “ARM” position.
(3)
Insert the ELT into the mounting tray at an angle, such that the locking ears at the end
opposite the direction-of-flight arrow fit into the mounting tray locking slots.
(4)
Press the ELT down until it is fully seated in the mounting tray.
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STRAP STITCHING
ALIGNED WITH
RADIUS OF CASE.
A
DETAIL A
CROWN AREA OF
CASE RADIUS
LOOSE END
OF STRAP
Figure 23 Velcro Strap Installation & Inspection
(5)
(Velcro Strap Installations Only) Tighten the Velcro strap around the ELT body (see Figure 23
Velcro Strap Installation & Inspection).
(a)
Tighten the Velcro strap firmly around the ELT body. Pull loose end of strap with enough
force so that the stitched seam is aligned with the crown of the radius of the ELT case
(see Detail A). Press and smooth “hook” end of strap firmly into “loop” portion to ensure
a tight bond.
(b)
Conduct an inspection of the Velcro strap per FAR Part 43, Appendix D. Check strap for
proper position and tightness. Check strap for debris that may inhibit the strap from
being fully engaged. Also check for cuts, abrasion, or any other damage to the strap.
Replace mounting tray assembly if any parts are damaged or worn.
(c)
Repeat steps (a) and (b) each time the ELT is removed and re-installed in the mounting
tray.
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(6)
Connect the remote switch harness plug to the ELT, as follows:
(a)
Press two sealant strips (850-0814) against the male pins of the ELT receptacle with the
tacky side against the pins, while peeling the foam backing off each sealant strip.
NOTE:
Verify sealant strips match the receptacle shape.
NOTE:
Verify the sealant strips are in place on existing installations.
(b)
Plug the remote switch harness plug into the ELT receptacle.
(c)
Screw the thumbscrews into the ELT receptacle retaining nuts until the plug is seated
properly.
(7)
Connect the antenna coax cable to the ELT.
(8)
Tie up excess slack in the harness and coax cable, such that they form drip loops.
NOTE:
(9)
Steps (1) through (7) are applicable any time the ELT has been removed and
undergoes reinstallation. Step (8) is only applicable at initial installation or if the
wiring or coax cable has been disturbed.
Test the ELT installation in accordance with the requirements of SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-011
on page 40.
NOTE:
It is very important the cockpit remote switch LED immediately begins flashing
continuously upon ELT activation. If the LED fails to start flashing, recheck the
interface wiring and connections between the ELT and the cockpit remote switch.
NOTE:
If verification of the digital message (i.e., 406 MHz burst) is desired, follow the
procedures outlined in SUBTASK 25-62-30-750-009 on page 39.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-001
B.
Harness ELT D-Sub Plug Sealing
(1)
Seal the D-Sub plug at the ELT end to prevent moisture from penetrating the connection, thus
preventing water from beading up and causing bridging between connector pins resulting in
possible activation of the ELT. Use the following procedure:
NOTE:
Perform the sealing process once all tests have been satisfactorily completed and all
harness connections have been verified to be correct.
(a)
Disconnect the remote switch harness D-Sub plug from the ELT.
(b)
Separate the D-Sub housing halves.
(c)
Inject Dow Corning® 4 Electrical Insulating Compound or an equivalent meeting MIL-S8660C into the back side of the plug, such that the insulating compound surrounds the
D-Sub pin area and covers the back of the plug.
(d)
Reinstall the housing halves.
(e)
Inject Dow Corning® 4 Electrical Insulating Compound or an equivalent meeting MIL-S8660C around the male pins of the ELT receptacle.
(f)
Connect the remote switch harness plug to the ELT.
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SUBTASK 25-62-30-410-002
C.
Installation Documentation
(1)
Make appropriate logbook (i.e., aircraft records) entries and submit FAA Form 337, along with
any supporting data required by the FAA for approval of the installation, as applicable.
NOTE:
(2)
Refer to TASK 25-62-30-410-801 on page 48 for additional information on installation
approvals.
In countries other than the United States, make appropriate aircraft records entries and
submit documentation as required for installation approval in accordance with national
regulatory authorities.
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TASK 25-62-30-450-806
8.
Battery Pack Installation
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-001
A.
Battery Reinstallation
CAUTION:
THE BATTERY PACK CONTAINS ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE SENSITIVE (ESD)
COMPONENTS AND IT MUST BE HANDLED WITH CARE. IF POSSIBLE, WEAR A
GROUNDED WRIST STRAP WHEN HANDLING THE BATTERY PACK DURING
INSTALLATION ACTIVITIES. TAKE PARTICULAR CARE TO AVOID TOUCHING THE
EXPOSED CIRCUIT BOARD AND CONNECTOR PINS ON THE BOARD.
(1)
This subtask applies to reinstallation of an existing battery that was removed for inspection
and testing.
(2)
See Figure 24 Battery Pack Installation.
ELT ASSEMBLY
GASKET
BATTERY PACK
CONNECT
(ELT flex cable not
shown for clarity)
SCREW P/N 201-0402
(8 PLCS)
Figure 24 Battery Pack Installation
(3)
Verify the gasket is in place and in good condition.
(4)
Lay the battery pack on the work surface with the cells facing up.
(5)
Align the ELT with the battery pack, holding it slightly above the pack with one hand.
(6)
Connect the ELT flex cable receptacle to the plug on the battery pack circuit board using the
other hand, taking care not to put a twist in the flex cable.
NOTE:
The receptacle should “click” into place when properly mated to the plug.
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(7)
Reset the ELT by toggling the ELT local control switch to “ON” and back to “ARM” after 1-2
seconds, if the ELT activates.
NOTE:
This step may be necessary because the ELT will occasionally activate when power is
connected to it in Step 6.
(8)
Fit the battery pack into place on the ELT, making sure the gasket is positioned correctly.
(9)
Turn the battery pack bottom face up to facilitate installing the screws, while securely holding
the ELT and battery pack together.
(10)
Install the eight battery pack retaining screws and tighten until the ELT is snug against the
gasket.
(11)
Torque the screws to 10-12 lb-in (113-136 N•cm).
(12)
Perform an ELT self-test as follows:
(a)
Set the ELT local control switch in the “ON” position. The LED will begin flashing every 34 seconds.
(b)
Return the switch to the “ARM” position after 1-2 seconds. If the ELT is working
properly, the LED will stay on for approximately 1 second. The ELT may flash the
following expected error codes, which should be ignored.
(c)
1
3-flash and 4-flash errors, which are generated because the ELT is not installed
and connected to an antenna, etc.
2
A 5-flash error will be indicated if the ELT is programed with a location protocol,
and is generated because the ELT is not connected to the navigation system and
receiving position data.
3
A 6-flash error will indicate the G-Switch loop between pins 5 and 12 on the D-Sub
connector is open or not installed.
If a 7-flash error code is indicated, there is a problem with the battery or battery
connection wiring. Refer to Table 6 on page 42.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-002
B.
New Battery Installation
CAUTION:
DO NOT USE CONTACT CLEANER ON ELT COMPONENTS. SUCH CHEMICAL AGENTS
CAN BE HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE TO THE MOUNTING HARDWARE AND ELT HOUSING,
CAUSING CRACKING, FRACTURING AND OTHER DAMAGE.
(1)
This subtask applies to installation of a new (i.e., replacement) battery.
(2)
Verify the bottom of the ELT is clean and free of battery corrosion residue. Clean as
necessary.
(3)
Install the new gasket in the battery pack sealing groove.
(4)
Perform Steps (4) through (12) of the procedure outlined in SUBTASK 25-62-30-450-001 on
page 71.
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(5)
Place the duplicate copy of the battery expiration date label on the ELT in a location where it
is visible when the ELT is installed in the mounting tray.
NOTE:
(6)
The label is supplied with the new battery pack.
Enter the pertinent battery replacement information in the logbook (i.e., aircraft records) and
fill out any other required documentation.
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TASK 25-62-30-410-803
9.
Helicopter Installations - Special Considerations
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Background
(1)
There are few guidelines, aside from experience, regarding the best way to mount an ELT in
helicopters.
(2)
Before the availability of multi-axis G-switch modules, manufacturers advised installing ELTs
with the sensitive axis pointing approximately 45° downward from the normal forward
direction of flight.
(3)
(a)
This mounting attitude was adapted due to a combination of the directional sensing
limitations of a single-axis G-switch and the flight characteristics of helicopters.
(b)
Mounting the ELT in this attitude and orientation is currently specified by CAR, Part 5,
Subpart 551.104.
(c)
Experience has indicated this mounting angle tends to preload the G-switch and
“nuisance” activation can occur as a result of severe aircraft maneuvers, and abrupt
takeoffs and landings.
ACR Electronics does not recommend installing ELTs designed with a single-axis G-switch in
helicopters due the limitations and issues cited above.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
Recommendations
(1)
ACR Electronics recommends installation of the ME406HM ELT in helicopters. The ME406HM
ELT is equipped with a 5-axis G-switch module in addition to the usual primary G-switch,
which is oriented to the direction of flight. See Figure 25 ELT Orthogonal Axes.
+Z
-X
-Y
+Y
+X
-Z
Figure 25 ELT Orthogonal Axes
(2)
The six-axis coverage of the ME406HM design accommodates the flight characteristics of
helicopters, while allowing “normal” installation and eliminating or significantly reducing
“nuisance” ELT activations.
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SUBTASK 25-62-30-410-001
C.
Orientation
(1)
Mount the ME406HM ELT parallel to the waterline of the fuselage, along the longitudinal axis,
with the direction-of-flight arrow on the ELT pointing forward.
NOTE:
(2)
The ELT may be oriented on any of its horizontal axes in 90° increments.
NOTE:
(3)
This is the orientation of the primary G-switch in the ELT.
Ensure that the front of the ELT is aligned with the nose of the aircraft with no more
than 5° deflection in any direction to ensure proper operation of the 6-axis G-Switch
sensors.
All other installation requirements contained herein are applicable and must be adhered to.
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APPENDIX A – ELT REGISTRATION
TASK 25-62-30-990-801
1.
Background Information
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Hex ID Code
(1)
Each 406 MHz ELT is programmed with a unique hex ID code (i.e., registration code) that is
transmitted to the SAR satellite system. At a minimum, this code provides information
regarding:
(a)
Unique aircraft or ELT identification,
(b)
Country of origin, and
(c)
Latitude and longitude position data, if equipped with a navigation interface device.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
Reason for Registration
(1)
ELT registration aids the Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) in determining if an actual
emergency exists by accessing a database containing the registration information, which
facilitates inquiries as to the whereabouts of the aircraft, existence of a flight plan, etc.
(a)
Owner’s name,
(b)
Address,
(c)
Telephone number,
(d)
Aircraft type, and registration number.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-003
C.
Registration Information Resources
(1)
Refer to COSPAS-SARSAT documents G.005 and S.007 for information regarding ELT
programming and registration. These documents are available at www.cospas-sarsat.org.
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2.
Registration
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Responsibility
(1)
It is the responsibility of the aircraft owner to register the ELT.
(a)
If an ELT is moved to a different aircraft (i.e., an aircraft other than the one it was
originally installed on), and/or the aircraft is registered in a new country, the ELT must
be re-registered.
(b)
If the aircraft is registered in a new country, the ELT must be re-registered.
(c)
The product label must re-marked with the new HEX ID code to indicate new
programming, if applicable.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
Required Information
(1)
(2)
The following information is required when registering an ELT:
(a)
The unique Hex ID code printed on the ELT product label,
(b)
The information listed in SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002 on page 76.
The information (i.e., address, telephone number, etc.), filed as part of the registration
process, should be kept up to date.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-003
C.
Where to Register
(1)
In the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the
registration agency.
(2)
Specific registration web sites and information may be found at:
(a)
The Artex products web site at www.acrartex.com, which has links to on-line registration
sites and also a link to registration forms and instructions for a number of countries.
(b)
An ELT may also be registered in the United States by going directly to the NOAA ELT
registration web site at www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov.
NOTE:
(3)
NOAA may also be contacted by mail at SARSAT Beacon Registration, NSOF, E/
SPO53 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282, or by phone at 1888-212-7283 or 301-817-4565.
In other countries, the national civil aviation authority in the applicable country should be
contacted to obtain registration information.
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ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST
TASK 25-62-30-990-801
1.
Introduction
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Purpose
(1)
This illustrated parts list (IPL) illustrates and lists the spare parts, with attaching hardware,
applicable to the ME406 Series ELT.
(2)
Parts and components not listed herein, are not field replaceable and ELT repairs requiring
parts outside the scope of this manual must be accomplished by the manufacturer.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
IPL Usage Guide
(1)
(2)
(3)
If the part number is not known:
(a)
Find the part in the IPL Figure illustration.
(b)
Note the item number assigned to the part.
(c)
Refer to the associated parts list and find the item number in the “Fig # & Item” column.
If the part number is known:
(a)
Refer to the parts list and find the part in the “Part #” column.
(b)
Note the figure number and item number assigned to the part.
(c)
Refer to the illustration in the applicable IPL figure to find attaching hardware and
related assembly parts.
In cases where multiple item numbers are shown on an illustration for the same item, there is
more than one part number option associated with that item.
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TASK 25-62-30-990-802
2.
Manufacturer Name and Address
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Ordering Information
(1)
Approved parts may be ordered from ACR Electronics, or any authorized dealer.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Sales, ACR Electronics, Inc. / Artex Products
5757 Ravenswood Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-6645 USA
Phone: (954) 981-3333
Fax: (954) 983-5087
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TASK 25-62-30-990-803
3.
Explanation of Detailed Parts List Entries
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-001
A.
Fig # & Item Column
(1)
The first number at the top of the column is the figure number of the corresponding
illustration.
(2)
The right hand number is the item number in the associated figure.
(3)
A dash (–) in front of an item means the part is not illustrated.
(4)
Alpha-variants A through Z (except I and O) are assigned to item numbers, when necessary to
identify added parts, alternate parts, and service bulletin modified parts.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-002
B.
Part # Column
(1)
This column contains the manufacturer’s part number for each part.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-003
C.
Nomenclature Column
(1)
This column contains descriptive nomenclature for each part, service bulletin numbers
affecting the part, and obsolete part numbers.
(2)
The indenture system used in the “Nomenclature” column indicates the relationship of one
part to another, as follows:
123
End Item or Major Assembly
ATTACHING PARTS
Attaching Parts for End Item or Major Assembly
***
. Detail Parts for End Item or Major Assembly
. Subassemblies
ATTACHING PARTS
. Attaching Parts for Subassemblies
***
. . Detail Parts for Subassemblies
ATTACHING PARTS
. . Attaching Parts for Detail Parts
***
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(3)
Assemblies, subassemblies, and detail parts subject to modification, deletion, addition, or
replacement by an issued service bulletin, are annotated to indicate both pre- and postservice bulletin configurations. The term (PRE SB XXXX) in the “Nomenclature” column
designates the original configuration, and the term (POST SB XXXX) identifies assemblies and
parts after the modification has been completed.
(4)
The terms defined below are used when applicable to indicate the interchangeability of parts.
TERM
ABBREVIATION
DEFINITION
Alternate
ALT
The listed part is alternate to, and interchangeable
with, other parts within the same item number
variant group or other item numbers if
designated.
Superceded By
SUPSD BY
The part is replaced by and is not interchangeable
with the item number designated in the notation.
Supersedes
SUPSDS
The part replaces and is not interchangeable with
the item number designated in the notation.
Replaced By
REPLD BY
The part is replaced by and is interchangeable
with the item number designated in the notation.
Replaces
REPLS
The part replaces and is interchangeable with the
item number designated in the notation.
SUBTASK 25-62-30-990-004
D.
UPA (Units Per Assembly) Column
(1)
The quantity shown in this column represents the units required for one next higher assembly
or, when referring to attaching parts, the quantity to attach one such item.
(2)
The abbreviation RF (reference) indicates the end item assembly is listed for reference
purposes.
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TASK 25-62-30-990-804
4.
Detailed Parts List
Figure 26 ME406 Series ELT Main Assembly and Installation
01
02
06
04
03
07
05
FIG #
ITEM
PART #
1234 NOMENCLATURE
UPA
26
01
453-6603
ME406 Main Assembly
1
02
453-6604
ME406HM Main Assembly
1
***
03
452-6499
. ME406 Lithium Battery Pack
1
04
183-0050
. Gasket, 0.093” x 0.055”
1
ATTACHING PARTS
05
201-0402
. Screw, 6-32x7/8, PHIL, TRUSS, S/S
8
***
06
452-3034
Mounting Tray Assembly
1
07
A3-06-2758
Mounting Tray Assembly
1
ATTACHING PARTS
–
201-0810
Screw, PHIL 8-32 x 5/8” SS
4
–
246-0008
Washer, Flat 1/2” SS #8
4
–
241-0832
Nut, Hex 8-32 x 1/4” SS
4
***
–
591-0999-01
–
591-0429
. Label, ME406 Country/Hex ID
1
. Label, Country Code
1
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Figure 27 Electrical Components
03
05
01
04
02
WIRING HARNESS
(Ref. Only)
FIG #
ITEM
PART #
27
01
345-6196-04
1234 NOMENCLATURE
Switch, Cockpit Remote
UPA
1
ATTACHING PARTS
–
201-0408
Screw, PHIL 4-40 x 1/4” SS
4
–
247-0400
Washer, Internal Lock SS #4
4
–
241-0440
Nut, 4-40 x 1/4” Hex SS
4
***
–
591-0428
. Label, ELT Cautionary Use Advisory
1
***
02
151-5009
Plug, 9-Pin
1
***
–
151-6628
. Terminal, Crimp Female 0.062 Dia.
9
***
03
150-1130
Connector, D-Sub, 15-Pin, Female, Solder Contacts
1
04
150-1127
Housing, D-Sub, 15-Pin, Grommet., Thumbscrews
1
***
–
850-0814
. Sealant Strip, D-Sub Connector
2
***
05
452-6505
Buzzer (ELT Audible Alert)
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Figure 28 Antennas
01
02
FIG #
ITEM
PART #
1234 NOMENCLATURE
UPA
28
01
110-338
Antenna, Tri-Band CI317-1 (Single Input)
1
02
110-773
Antenna, 121.5/406 MHz Whip
1
***
–
611-6013-04
. Cable, Coax BNC to BNC (6 ft.)
1
***
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