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ACR Electronics Aqualink View 406 Personal Locator Beacon

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  • No more relying on beeps or looking for LEDs—the screen displays latitude/longitude, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts and remaining battery power
  • Display also makes self-testing your beacon simple and easy to understand by visually walking you through the self-test step by step
  • Non-emergency messaging (subscription required) allows you to send an "I'm OK" message along with your GPS coordinates to preselected email addresses
  • Unique registered distress signal tells rescuers where and who you are
  • 66-channel GPS fixes your location within 100m; satellite signal alerts Search and Rescue and a 121.5 MHz local homing signal guides rescuers to your exact location
  • Super bright LED strobe light helps rescuers find you quickly
  • Light and small beacon is carried easily in a pack or pocket
  • Easily self-test the circuitry, battery power and 406 MHz transmission for peace of mind, knowing your beacon will work when you need it
  • GPS acquisition test mode allows you to test the GPS functionality up to 60 times over the life of the battery
  • Once activated, the beacon transmits for up to 35 hrs. in typical conditions
  • Buoyant, floating design is waterproof down to 16 ft. for up to an hour and 33 ft. for up to 10 min.
  • The ACR Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon includes a removable attachment clip

Made in USA.

This Personal Locator Beacon should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger, and only as a last resort when all means of self-rescue have been exhausted.

COSPAS-SARSAT is an international satellite system that provides distress alert and location data to assist Search and Rescue operations. It detects and locates the signals of beacons operating on 406 Megahertz (MHz). The position of the distress and other related information is forwarded to the appropriate Search and Rescue point of contact through the COSPAS-SARSAT mission control center network. The goal of the system is to support all organizations in the world with responsibility for SAR operations, whether at sea, in the air or on land. The COSPAS-SARSAT system provides distress alert and location data to rescue coordination centers for 406 MHz beacons activated anywhere in the world.

This personal locator beacon has been pre-programmed with the US country code. If your country of residence is outside the United States, you will need to have the beacon reprogrammed by a local dealer or service center, which may involve additional cost.

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Best Use Watersports
GPS/Satellite detectable Yes
Activation Manual
Location accuracy 100 meters
Water-resistant depth 5 meters
Waterproof Yes
Batteries Lithium (5 year replacement life)
Material(s) Polycarbonate blend
Dimensions 5.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 inches
Weight 9.1 ounces
Certification Approved by FCC; COSPAS-SARSAT

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