HAI Convention News

Becker Avionics Introduces New Emergency Beacon Locator at Heli-Expo

 - February 12, 2012, 8:10 PM

Becker Avionics has announced its new airborne BD46 beacon decoder, which it describes as “the most modern, lightweight, competitively priced 406 MHz beacon decoder on the market.”

According to the German manufacturer, the BD406 provides a unique tool for search and rescue (SAR) organizations on land, on water or in the air. It is a fixed installation or portable receiver developed specifically to decode and navigate to 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat capable beacons (PLBs, SPLBs ELTs or EPIRBs) transmitting the 406 MHz signal with GPS information.

The BD406 provides the ability to directly decode the transmitted GPS location of a 406MHz beacon data burst.