ebc 102a

Last updated April 17, 2023. Please call for pricing – 718-401-0288, Option 2

ELT installed in the cabin or cockpit. Automatically activated. Transmits on both 121.5 & 243.0MHz.

Product Manual

The model EBC 102A is the smallest cabin mounted Emergency Locator Transmitter in existence. It, like all EBC ELTs, is designed to stay with the pilot in the event of a crash or unplanned but safe landing. Whether impact activated or turned on manually, the EBC 102A transmits a satellite compatible signal on both the civilian and military international emergency frequencies for up to 3 days. The 102A is built to withstand up to 1000 G’s of impact. Its solid state circuitry is encapsulated in closed cell polyurethane – an exclusive EBC manufacturing technique. This is what allows the unit to be completely submerged in salt water for twenty or more hours and still operate effectively as long as the antenna is above water. The EBC 102A incorporates a permanently attached integral, unbreakable antenna, a nylon lanyard to enhance its portability, and is mounted in a quick-release bracket in the cabin within easy reach of the pilot. Operating the toggle switch at the top of the unit allows for manual activation or pre-flight testing. The standard built-in test lamp is used in monitoring power output, modulation, and battery strength. Historically, the EBC 102A has been the ELT of choice for a majority of small aircraft owners in the United States since 1970.

The EBC 102A is FCC Type Accepted under Part 87.


  • Size: Size: 2.5″W x 1.25″D x 6.5″H
  • Weight: 1.2 pounds (including battery pack)
  • Case: Aluminum
  • Finish: Yellow baked enamel
  • Antenna: Flexible non-telescoping stainless steel whip extends 19″ above top of the case


  • Small and lightweight
  • Solid state circuitry is encapsulated for complete waterproofing and shock resistance
  • Comes complete with hand-hold lanyard, mounting bracket and battery pack
  • Built-in test light for checking power output, modulation and battery
  • Intended for cabin or cockpit installation
  • Easily installed – no external antenna or cabling required
  • Fire resistant


Range – Satellite: 1200+ miles
Range – Search: Aircraft Line of Sight
Operating Life: 72 hours @ 21°C
Operating Temperature: -20°C to +55°C
Battery Type and Shelf Life: Alkaline/4 years
Frequency: 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz simultaneously
Frequency Stability: +/- 0.005%
Modulation: Swept Tone 1600 Hz to 300 Hz, 2-4 times per second
Power: 75mW PERP on each frequency after 48 hours
Shock: Withstands up to 1000 G’s
Waterproof: Withstands 20 hours complete submersion in salt water



*Disclaimer: Distress signals on 121.5 or 243.0 Mhz are legal but in 2009 processing of the signals by Search and Rescue personnel was discontinued.