Real-time 406 MHz beacon monitoring by scanning up to 16 channels

Displays 406 MHz frequency and decodes the full distress message

Indicates the elapsed time since last message was received in seconds

Sensitivity > – 104 dBm / 1.4 μV / 50Ω

Computes and indicates via GPS the navigation route to the emergency beacons

Tracks and Identifies each target (up to 10 targets) and displays the 15 digit C/S Hex ID Code

Qualified according to DO-160D standard

NVG-friendly backlit Display

Power 9 V DC to 36 V DC (panel mounted) and AC adapter for portable system

ARINC 429 output (BD406 only)

Weight of BD406 less than 2.4 lbs / 1.1 kg

Weight of PBD406 approx. 12.125 lbs / 5.5 kg

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BD406 Emergency Beacon Locator

  • Direct navigation mode toward the position of the distress beacon
  • Complimentary solution to existing homing systems without 406 MHz detection capability
  • Portable or panel mount 2 ¼ inch design
  • Highly sensitive decoder to receive distress signals over long distances and in adverse conditions
  • Displays the exact position and identity of the beacon
  • Optional for use as a SAR monitoring system for airport services

High perfomance emergency signal decoder, providing rescue crews and first responders with highly accurate GPS position information of aircraft in distress. Available in panel mount or portable versions.

The BD406 is a high-performance monitoring device that receives and decodes signals transmitted by emergency radios (ELTs for aviation use, EPIRBs for maritime use, and PLBs for personal use) during distress situations. The BD406 is intended for immediate and direct detection of distress messages (transmitted on 406 MHz). The BD406 decodes the positions of radio beacons contained in the transmitted message and shows its relative position. The PBD406 is the portable version of the BD406.