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ACK Technologies finally got their 406 MHz ELT approved. They've been working on the approval for well over a year, and every time it looked like they were getting close there would be some issue with the interpretation of the test results that required another retest.

I've ordered one to replace my ACK 121.5 MHz ELT - it should ship as soon as Aircraft Spruce gets them in stock. I've already run the wire under the floor to feed GPS position to the ELT, so it hopefully shouldn't be too big a job to install it.

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  • Hey Kevin

    Where are you going to put the antenna? I have a 121.5 ACK and
    wanted to replace it with the new 406 version, but haven't
    figured out how I can mount the new antenna.


    RV-8 80965

  • Mark,

    My ELT antenna is mounted in the cockpit, on the right side between the seats - pictures [url=http://kilohotel.com/joomla3/finishing-kit/532-20061128204427219]here[/url]. The new antenna is about 3 inches longer than the old one. If I flip my original mount upside down, that puts the mounting location 2 inches lower than it is now. If that doesn't do it I'll make a new mount with a base another inch lower. The new antenna sits at a bit of an angle - I might have to bend the angle of the mount slightly so the antenna does not hit the brace that supports the front seat back.

    Kevin Horton

    Comment last edited on about 5 years ago by Kevin Horton