ebc 302vr

Last updated April 17, 2023. Please call for pricing – 718-401-0288, Option 2
EBC 302VR – Communications Emergency Locator Transmitter with Voice Transmit and Receive Capability

This ELT has both voice transmit and receive capability. It is mounted in the cabin or cockpit and has an integral antenna. Transmits on both 121.5 & 243.0MHz and receives on 121.5MHz.

Product Manual

The EBC 302VR is designed for either automatic or manual usage. This “smart beacon” has a 360° omnidirectional accelerometer rather than a single-axis G switch. The EBC 302VR can, therefore, tell the difference between being dropped, a hard landing, or an actual crash.

If a crash does occur, the EBC 302VR automatically transmits a distress signal simultaneously on both the civilian and military international emergency frequencies. Operating the toggle switch at the top of the unit allows for manual operation or pre-flight testing of power output, modulation and battery strength. Like all EBC ELTs, it is designed to stay with the pilot. It 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. In case of emergency, if you leave your aircraft, your EBC ELT can go with you.

The EBC 302VR adds full two-way voice communication to the basic ELT utlizing your existing aircraft microphone and headphone. It uses the “Push-To-Talk” switch on your standard aircraft microphone to transmit. The receiver is activated whenever a headphone plug is inserted into the jack. The EBC 302VR also gives full two-way voice communication backup should aircraft radios ever fail. The EBC 302VR transmits voice on both emergency frequencies and receives voice on 121.5 MHz only.

NOTE: This model can be special ordered with a U-174/U 4-conductor jack. The special unit has a “Push-To-Talk” button built in. It is identified by the suffix “J” in its model number.

The EBC 302VR met or exceeded the requirements of FAA TSO-C91 and are FCC Type Accepted under Part 87.


  • Solid state circuitry is encapsulated for complete waterproofing and shock resistance
  • Comes complete with hand-hold lanyard, mounting bracket and batteries
  • Built-in test light for checking power output, modulation and batteries
  • Easily installed – no external antenna or cabling required
  • Fire resistant
  • Has built-in integral antenna
  • Intended for installation in cockpit or cabin area
  • Recessed 3-position toggle switch
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty
  • Uses two GS-21 alkaline battery packs
  • Has voice transmit and receive capability


  • Size: 2.5″W x 2″D x 6.5″H
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs. with battery pack installed
  • Case: Aluminum
  • Finish: Yellow Baked Enamel
  • Antenna: Flexible non-telescoping antenna extends 19″ above top of case


Range Satellite: 1200+ miles
Range Search Aircraft: Line of Sight
Operating Life 120 hours or more @ 21˚C
Operating Temperature -20˚C to +55˚C
Transmit Frequency Both 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz
Frequency Stability +/- 0.005%
Shock Resistance Withstands up to 1000 Gs
Waterproof Complete submersion in salt water up to 24 hrs.
Modulation Swept tone 1600 Hz to 300 Hz, 2-4 times per second
Power 75 mW PERP after 48 hours @ -20˚C

* Meets room temp. specs. after exposure


*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.