ELT-3000 406 MHz GPS ELT

Part No: 8223

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Style: ELT 3000 with Rod Antenna

ELT-3000 406 MHz GPS ELT

  • The smallest 406 MHz ELT available and lightest transport-grade ELT with ARINC/GPS RS232 interface
  • Automatic Fixed Emergency Locator Transmitter
  • Tri-Frequency distress beacon, digital 406 MHz and analog 121.5/243 MHz homing signals
  • Auto activation via internal G-switch
  • Tri-band antenna with single connector and cable to transmitter
  • Easy maintenance and installation
  • Many cockpit remote switch options available
  • Can be connected to onboard GPS via Integrated ARINC429 or RS232 interface
  • GPS data is embedded in digital transmission reducing search radius down to 100 meters
  • Worldwide Cospas-Sarsat coverage
  • 6-year battery life (replaceable)
  • Helicopter version with 5-axis G-Switch available
  • Compatible with ARTEX Satellite Confirmation Testing System
  • Meets both FAA and EASA requirements


Product Overview
The all new ARTEX ELT 3000 is a transport-grade Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) that is truly integrated.  The compact form factor is coupled with the integrated NAV interface (ARINC429 or RS232) which omits the requirement and expense of installing a separate NAV interface unit and provides significant reductions in weight and cost.

With aircraft NAV-Data seamlessly integrated, latitude/longitude is automatically transmitted every 50 seconds for 24 hours on the 406 MHz distress frequency.  This allows emergency responders to pin-point the exact aircraft location within a few minutes of the beacon being activated.

The ARTEX ELT 3000 is designed to reduce the size and weight of the ELT system in a simple-to-install package.  To simplify installation, the ARTEX ELT 3000 utilizes a single RF output that connects to a tri-band antenna reducing the installation to a single coax cable.  The single input antenna and the elimination of an external NAV interface greatly reduces installation costs.

The ARTEX ELT 3000 is compatible with ARTEX’s exclusive online satellite confirmation testing system,  This exclusive system provides real-time beacon testing results through the same satellites used by Search and Rescue ensuring the ELT system is functioning properly.  There is a reason that ARTEX ELTs are the choice of more aircraft manufacturers than any other; they trust ARTEX to build the highest quality products knowing they are used to save lives. 


How the ARTEX ELT 3000 works

The ARTEX ELT 3000 can be activated manually (via cockpit remote switch) or automatically (the G-Switch senses a 2.3G or greater impact), and alerts the closest Search and Rescue agency of an emergency.  The 406 MHz signal, containing the aircraft GPS coordinates, is transmitted to the Cospas-Sarsat satellites and relayed to the Mission Control Center where it is immediately routed to the nearest Search and Rescue agency.  The beacon will provide first responders with the exact location to within 100 meters.  Finally, the 121.5/243 MHz homing signals assist Search and Rescue ground forces with finding the location of the emergency.

Ease of Installation
The ARTEX ELT 3000 provides a quick-and-easy retrofit opportunity with flexible installation options such as a two or five-wire remote switch that does not require any aircraft power.  Because it is a single output ELT, the ELT 3000 utilizes the same RF output and only one coax cable to transmit both 406 MHz and 121.5/243 MHz signals. The built-in navigation interface reduces the need to mount a secondary external interface, greatly reducing the cost of installation.  There are two mounting trays available.  One allows for the smallest footprint possible while the other matches legacy ARTEX B and C Series ELT installations, providing further reduction of engineering costs.


Product Specifications


ARTEX ELT 3000 Specifications

Model Number


Product Number






5.5 (L) x 3.8 (H) x 3.4 (W) inches (13.97 x 9.65 x 8.63 cm)


2.0 lbs (0.907 kg)


Impact-resistant polycarbonate-polyester plastic




Operating Frequencies

406.040 MHz (+/- 1kHz) / 121.5 & 243 MHz (+/- 5 kHz)

Emission Designators

16K0G1D (406.040 MHz) / 3K20A3X (121.5 & 243 MHz)

Output Power

406 MHz: 5W +/- 2 dB (520 ms/ 50 sec) for 24 hours @ -20oC (-4oF) to +55 oC (131 oF)

121.5/243.0 MHz: 100 mW min (+20 dBm) for 50 hours @ -20oC (-4oF) to +55 oC (131 oF)


Built-in GPS Navigational Interface (ARINC429 or RS 232)


Automatic via Primary G-Switch by 4.5 ft/sec (2.3 G) and Manual


G-Switch Enabled, 406 MHz, 121.5 MHz, and 243 MHz Power, Antenna/Coax Connection, NAV system, Low Battery, and GNSS

Operating Temperature

-20°C to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F)

Storage Temperature

-55°C to 85°C (-67°F to 185°F)





6-year Lithium (LiMnO2)

Remote Switch Functions

On/Arm/Test (2 wire and 5 wire connectivity)

Antenna Options

Rod Antenna (110-338 or 8603: part of kit 8223 and kit 8233); Blade Antenna (110-340 or 8601: part of kit 8224)

Output Connector

406/243/121.5 MHz (BNC Female)

Standard Mounting Tray / ELT 3000 Conversion Tray

Standard tray (P/N 8316) includes universal mounting hole patterns which fit numerous existing ELT mounting configurations.


Conversion tray (P/N 8318) provides a larger footprint to align the smaller ELT 3000 with the legacy B-Series and C-Series ELT installations.

Mounting Strap

Stainless retention strap meets FAA TSO requirements





Cospas-Sarsat,  FAA, Pending: EASA, ANAC

Lead Free



30 months from date of installation


Product Kit Configuration

ARTEX Part Number

Product Description

Product UPC


ARTEX ELT 3000 Base Pack with Install Kit

7 9165908222 5


ARTEX ELT 3000 Base Pack with Install Kit and Rod Antenna (1 IN)

7 9165908223 2


ARTEX ELT 3000 Base Pack with Install Kit and Blade Antenna (1 IN)

7 9165908224 9


ARTEX ELT 3000 HM Beacon and Battery

7 9165908231 7


ARTEX ELT 3000 HM Base Pack with Install Kit

7 9165908232 4


ARTEX ELT 3000 HM Base Pack with Install Kit and Rod Antenna (1 IN)

7 9165908233 1


Competitive ARINC Compatible ARINC Size Chart



Weight %


Total Cubic Inches*

Size %


2.0 lbs (0.907 kg)


5.5 x 3.8 x 3.4 inches

13.97 x 9.65 x 8.63 cm




3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)

43% Heavier

9.2 x 2.9 x 6.3 inches

7.3 x 16 x 23.4 cm


58% Larger

Honeywell RESCU 406 AFN

6.6lb (3.0kg)

70% Heavier

10.1 X 6.5 x 3.6 inches


25.7 x 16.6 x 9.2 cm


70% Larger

Kannad Integra with ARINC Adapter

2.3 lbs (1.6.03 kg)

13% Heavier

6.89 x 3.90 x 3.40 inches

(17.5 x 9.9 x 8.84 cm)


ARINC Interface:

3.34 x 2.91 x 1.57 in. (8.5 x 7.4 x 4 cm)


22% Larger

ARTEX B & C Series

With Nav. Interface

6.94 lbs (3.15 kg)

71% Heavier

11.74 x 3.9 x 3.82 inches

(29.8 x 9.9 x 9.7 cm)


Nav Interface:

9.25 x 5 x 1.95 inches

(23.5 x 12.7 x 4.9 cm)


73% Larger

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