The BEACON Tester is designed to decode and display the encoded message from a 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat Emergency Position Indicating Radio Transmitter. The tester can be connected directly to the EPIRB or monitored "over the air" using the supplied whip antenna. The tester will decode any 406 MHz aviation protocol for EPIRB's.
A complete measurement solution. Measures all Cospas-Sarsat frequency channels and decodes all Cospas-Sarsat protocols. Measures 406 MHz parameters, 121.5 MHz parameters modulation, and the in-band 406 MHz frequency spectrum. The beacon industry is demanding higher quality from 406 beacons and is implementing more thorough periodic testing. EPIRB Testers that only decode the 406 message are not suitable to meet the increasing demands from the industry to ensure the beacons are indeed operating properly. The EPIRB Tester provides thorough beacon measurement capabilities.