Does anyone have an opinion as to how much it would cost, and would it be worth it, to update this PLB?

 

There's no way I can afford a $500 new PLB. I do some 5-day backpacking trips, lot of shorter hikes in WA, some backcountry and XC skiing, so I get why packing this would be a good idea. Got it from an estate and it surely needs new batteries, and may need to be transferred from the original owner's name.

If it might have become unreliable over time, or cost would be prohibitive, or there are other reasons why it might be a dumb idea I'm all ears. Seems like a good thing to keep off the landfill though.

Thanks, REI! 

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