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.