A portable 406 beacon for aircraft, crew and life rafts
- Light weight and compact
- Cospas-Sarsat 406 beacon with GPS and 121.5 Mhz
- Battery certified to DO-227A and EASA/FAA Special Conditions
- Two-way speech mode (optional)
- Waterproof to 10 meters
- Reprogrammable on aircraft
- Simple Built-In-Test function
Due to the compact size, the beacons are not just designed for stowage on fixed and rotary wing aircraft they are also suitable for life vest and life raft installations. The 500-32 series are fully compliant with the Cospas-Sarsat 406 satellite system and feature an embedded GPS receiver and 121.5 MHz transmitter for enhanced location accuracy.
In an emergency the beacon is simply activated via a push button or lanyard (optional), and once activated the beacon will transmit 406 MHz for 24 hours and 121.5 MHz for 48 hours. The 500-32-2Y-H variant has the added benefit of speech mode, allowing two-way speech with the rescue team.The beacons have a 20 year life; the only maintenance is a battery replacement every 7 years. The battery pack has been designed to the latest standards and meets the latest FAA and EASA Special Conditions for non-rechargeable lithium batteries.
Operator programming or reprogramming can be provided via an optional programming kit.