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Old 09-18-2017, 02:23 AM
paul330 paul330 is offline
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I had similar with my AmeriKing unit. Turned out to be the remote battery run down and sending a false activate signal - supposed to last 3 years but didn't. I now change it each annual
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:58 AM
Smilin' Jack Smilin' Jack is offline
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Location: Cumming, Georgia
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Default ACK-04

I have had mine installed for 4 years with out a hiccup

Had to replace the battery since it was coming up out of date

Hope you get the issues resolved

Also while here make sure you register your 406 ELT. Every 2 years

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Old 09-20-2017, 12:21 PM
FlintFlyer FlintFlyer is offline
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Location: Apex NC
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Default Static suppressor

After reading multiple threads and seeing the issues and lack of customer support for the Artex 345, I ordered the ACK E-04, 406 ELT for my RV6 from Gulf Coast. They have a good policy of price matching so it only set me back $489.

I brought up the issue of inadvertent activation due to static build up. They had not heard of the problem so Casey at Gulf Coast opened an ELT box but could not find a suppressor. He then got on the phone with ACK. Turns out ACK knows of the issue and all new units ship with a BNC inline suppressor. Hope this solves the problem.

Kudos to Gulf Coast and ACK for addressing this issue.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:17 PM
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Weird. I bought my E-04 over three years ago and it came with the suppressor.
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