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  • Installed 406 MHz ELT
  • Authored by: Kevin Horton on Monday, November 21 2011 @ 08:01 PM CST

Mark,

I was able to reuse the same mount as for my old ACK ELT. I had to bend the mount slightly to keep the antenna from hitting the tubes on the seat support, as the new antenna sits at an angle to the base.

I know that this location is far from optimal, as there is no good ground plane. But, the RV-8 doesn't provide any mounting locations that meet all the requirements laid out in the ELT manual, as you well know.

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Kevin Horton

  • Installed 406 MHz ELT
  • Authored by: Mark Richardson on Tuesday, November 22 2011 @ 10:48 AM CST
Cool. Unfortunately, that's NOT where I mounted my 121.5
antenna, but I think that is where I will mount the 406. What
a PITA!

Thanks, Kevin


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Mark
RV-8 80965