ACR AquaFix 406 GPS I PLB - Personal Locator Beacon - 2797.2
The ACR AquaFix 406 GPS I PLB is a small, lightweight Personal Locator Beacon that transmits on 406 MHz allowing you to easily send a digitally coded distress signal. Holster and Interface Cable Included. Meets FCC (Non-HAZMAT)
Accidents happen every day on the water, whether your boat goes down, man overboard, or a storm has left your boat incapacitated. On the water, an every day accident instantly can become a life threatening situation if you are not prepared.
Why wait days being stranded in the hopes that someone will find you? Put the power in the palm of your hand with the AquaFix™ 406 GPS PLB. Now you can turn that life threatening situation into a successful rescue story.
It's as easy as pushing a button, and with an internal GPS receiver (P/N 2797.4 only), the AquaFix™ will acquire your GPS position and transmit it along with your personalized identifier code through the SARSAT satellites instantly alerting SAR forces that you need help, immediately!
The AquaFix™ works fast, if GPS data is present in the beacon's first burst, SAR foirces can be notified and start planning your rescue in as little as three minutes.
Be Responsible, Be Prepared, Be Safe.
- Transmits on 406 MHz via the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system with your registered unique, digitally coded distress signal and 121.5 MHz (SAR local homing frequency).
- Onboard GPS (P/N 2797.4 only) acquires LAT/LON when the unit is activated, your LAT/LON is transmitted as soon as acquired providing rescue agencies with your exact position to within 100 meters (110 yards).
- GPS Interface (NMEA 0183) allows you to download your GPS coordinates from a hand-held GPS receiver into your PLB; when activated, your LAT/LON will accompany your 406 MHz signal on the first burst, dramatically saving valuable time for your distress message to reach local rescue centers.
- Easily carried in a pack or on a life jacket; small enough to wear on deck by yachting racers, crew, solo cruisers, or any marine enthusiast.
- Removable holster provides functionality, style and protection for your PLB; holster allows for multiple mounting options on backpacks, webbing, and life vests.
- Full functional self test of internal circuitry, battery power, 406 MHz transmission, and GPS* acquisition (*P/N 2797.4 only).
- Flat, stainless steel antenna wraps compactly around the unit for easy stowage; is easily positioned when needed.
- Floats to avoid loss if dropped in water, exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements.
Size: 1.74 x 5.71 x 3.03 in (4.4 x 14.5 x 7.7 cm)
Weight: 12 oz. (343 g) w/o holster; 13.3 oz. (378 g) with holster