Removable electronic reporting module SD20A

95,00 Excl. TAX

The SD20A is our removable electronic reporting system that complies with the new regulations. This module can be used for several aircraft (without a person on board, such as drones), provided they belong to the same reporting group, have the same weight range and the same owner.
Protected by a plastic case, the signaling module requires a 5V power supply from the aircraft.
The beacon comes with a powerful velcro fastener and a JST PH 2.0 power cord for powering it.

Consult the SD20A electronic beacon user manual: SD20A user manual

Availability: In stock

technical characteristics

Technical information of the SD20A electronic beacon:

– Weight 14 g
– Dimensions 38x24x16 mm
– Power supply 5V ( 4.8v -> 8.4v )
– Consumption 80 mA
– JST PH 2.0 socket
– Plastic case
– Wifi 2.4Ghz channel 6 ( frequency 2437 Mhz)
– Internal antenna


  • Which aircraft are concerned by the regulation on electronic reporting? => Unmanned aircraft (e.g. drone, airplane, helicopter…) weighing more than 800 g must be equipped with an electronic (or digital) reporting beacon before the December 29, 2020 deadline. Once equipped with the beacon, the drone must be registered on Alpha Tango.
  • How to register its identification beacon on AlphaTango ?To register your electronic reporting device, simply go to the AlphaTango website and then to the page of the aircraft in question.
  • How does the electronic reporting of a drone work? => It is a remote identification system that emits a Wifi signal allowing the identification of the device, over a distance of up to 2 km.
  • What are the data transmitted by the electronic reporting module of a drone? => the beacon of the drone transmits the identification information of the drone, the place of takeoff of the drone (thus the theoretical position of the remote pilot), its position (latitude, longitude, altitude), the horizontal speed of displacement … To know more about it.
  • Are other devices than drones concerned by the regulation? => Other devices than drones are concerned. Any unmanned aircraft must comply with the regulations as soon as it exceeds 800 gr. (e.g.: radio-controlled plane, helicopter…)
  • Can I use the same electronic reporting device for more than one aircraft? => Yes, it is possible to use one electronic reporting device for more than one aircraft under certain conditions.
  • What are the risks and what is the purpose of this regulation? => The purpose of this regulation is to verify that the flight is legal (or not) and thus to increase the safety related to drone flights. The offender risks a class 4 fixed fine of 135 €, applicable from November 2020. The authorities can also confiscate your drone.
  • Do I also have to equip my drone with a light device? => During a night flight, the aircraft must be equipped with a light device allowing a visibility at a vertical and horizontal distance of 150 m minimum. Red and white colors should be avoided to prevent any risk of confusion with a manned aircraft.
  • My drone is less than 800 gr but it is equipped with a beacon, what should I do ? => For all the aircraft already equipped with an electronic reporting module, it is mandatory to register it on Alpha Tango.
  • What are the different types of remote reporting devices? => It is possible to equip your drone with an autonomous beacon, i.e. powered by a battery different from that of the drone. Our autonomous beacons have an autonomy of about 6 hours, for a weight of 30 gr. It is also possible to equip it with a removable beacon powered directly by the drone, in 5 V. See our removable electronic reporting module SD20A. Finally, there are models that can be integrated directly into the aircraft, such as our SD20L light electronic reporting module.
  • What type of electronic reporting module should I choose depending on my type of drone? > For everything that is drone “on the shelf” (eg: Phantom, DJI, Yuneec …), we recommend the autonomous modules with their support adapted to the main models of the market. => For the other drones, you will have the choice between module removable or onboard.

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