Artex ELT 345 GPS input?

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  1. Nov 26, 2019 #21

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    Sorry to hear of the continued suffering. Short of buying an expensive panel mount, I don't know any way to make the Artex happy when it wants that Aviation protocol.

    I believe a standalone GPS receiver that will output in 4800 baud NMEA should be fairly easy to find, and not very expensive, but that means you have to get your ELT reprogrammed. As for shipping, the battery is user replaceable, so perhaps you can remove the battery, and send the unit that way?

    Good luck,
    Rusty
     
  2. Dec 19, 2019 #22

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    For anyone playing along. Artex received my ELT 3 weeks ago yesterday, and I still have no ETA for it's return...
     
  3. Dec 20, 2019 #23

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    I continue to follow your adventures. Send Seasons Greetings as well.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2020 #24

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    In about 5-1/2 weeks, I finally got the ELT back. It actually appears to be a new unit, manufacture date 52nd week of 2019. I'm not sure why they couldn't just reprogram the original unit, but I'll certainly take an extra 6 months battery due date. Hopefully there won't be any surprises when I connect and test it next week.
     
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    Good to hear! Happy New Year, and looking forward to PIREP.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2020 #26

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    Final update. The reprogrammed/replaced unit Artex sent is passing it's selftest now using the output from my iFly 740b. I may go to a standalone GPS receiver at some point, but at least I have something that works. I'll try not to actually use it though :)
     

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