Articles Archive for 1 February 2010
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It’s been a year since the cospas-sarsat program stopped monitoring 121.5Mhz for distress signals. However, Transport Canada has provided a grace period for aircraft owners to move to the new 406Mhz ELTs.
This means that potentially nobody is listening on 121.5Mhz for the ELT signal.
The new system offers way more advantages to the old one. Mainly the ability to encode your GPS location in the distress signal so that Search and Rescue can come to your aid more quickly.
To be honest, whenever I’ve flown an aircraft with dual radios, I’ve never …