Artex ME406 HM ELT – Complete Kit



Artex ME406 HM ELT is a single-output ELT designed for helicopters that uses the same RF output and only one coax cable to transmit a 406 MHz emergency signal to the Cospas-Sarsat satellites and a local 121.5 MHz homing signal.

In the event of an emergency, the ELT activates and transmits a continuous swept tone of 121.5 MHz while the 406 MHz transmitter sends an encoded 5-watt signal to the Cospas-Sarsat Satellites every 50 seconds for 440 milliseconds.

Artex ME406 HM ELT complete kit - PN 455-6606 - includes: 

—   ME406HM ELT transmitter

—   Rod antenna (110-338)

—   Remote switch (455-6169)

—   Mounting tray (452-3034)

—   Buzzer (452-6505)

—   6 Year Battery (455-0012)

—   Coax cable (611-601304)

—   Install kit (455-7423)

—   Install/operation manual

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Estimated delivery: July 18th - July 23rd
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Artex ME406 HM ELT Features

  • Automatic Fixed Emergency Locator Transmitter beacon
  • 5-Axis G-Switch for helicopters
  • Fixed wing and helicopter applications
  • Enclosed in an impact-resistant plastic casing
  • Single antenna output for both 121.5 and 406 MHz frequencies
  • Worldwide coverage
  • 6-year, LiMnO2 battery life (replacement battery part No. 455-0012)
  • TSO C126, ETSO 2C126, Cospas/Sarsat, and Transport and Industry Canada approved

Simple Installation

The mounting hardware for the ME406 Series is compatible with all previous models of Artex 406 MHz ELT Products, as well as the ELT-200 Series, ACK, Pointer Model 3000, and Narco ELTs. Current owners of Artex 2-frequency TSO C91a ELTs can re-use the remote switch in the cockpit, as well as the wiring harness from the cockpit to the ELT. This greatly reduces installation costs.

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

Additional information

Weight 2.05 lbs
Dimensions 6.59 × 2.89 × 3.69 in
Operating frequencies

406 MHz, 121.5 MHz +/- 5 KHz

Output power

406 MHz: 5 W (440 ms/ 50 sec) for 24 hours @ -20°C to +55°C, 121.5 MHz: 100 mW minimum for 50 hours @ -20°C to +55°C

Output connector

BNC Female (406 MHz & 121.5 MHz)


Automatic by 4.5 feet per second (2.3 G) primary G-switch or manual activation


6-year Lithium (LiMnO2, solid cathode)

Operating temperatures

Operating: -20°C to +55°C, Storage: -55°C to +85°C



Artex ME406 HM ELT Complete System Kit

Artex ME406 HM ELT - Complete Kit


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