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Definition Edit

An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) is

a device that can be automatically or manually activated to transmit a distress signal to a satellite. ELTs that activate automatically typically have a "G" or gravity switch that triggers the ELT when it senses that a crash has occurred.[1]

References Edit

  1. NOAA, "Frequently Asked Questions" (full-text).

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