Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 GPS Locator Beacon
New Zealand Buyers... Register only with AMSA - Canberra
Australian Travellers in NZ... Travel NZ and then bring it back home (works in both countries)
Introducing the world’s smallest PLB1
- 30% smaller (typ) by volume
- Lightweight at 116grm
- Easily fits in lifejacket, shirt pocket, backpack, hiking gear, 4x4 glove box
- Retractable Antenna
- 7 Year Battery Life
- 7 year Warranty
- High brightness strobe light >1candela
- 66 channel GPS receiver
- Unique mounting clip and attached flotation lanyard / pouch (NEVER detach the pouch from the PLB - it will sink!)
- Waterproof to 15 metres
- Drop Test to 1 metre
Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button.
The rescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.
rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognised worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service.
When activated in NZ, the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to the Rescue Coordination Center in New Zealand and Australia via satellite link. Rescue services are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location.
406MHz Satellite Transmitter
Output Power: 5watts (nominal)
121.5MHz Homing Beacon
Output Power: 25-100mW PERP
Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light
Light Type: High intensity LED
Output Power: ~1candela
Sensitivity Cold Start: -148dBm
Sensitivity Re-acquisition: -163dBm
Satellites channels tracked: 60
GPS Antenna: Microstrip patch
Type: Lithium Primary
Chemistry: Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)
Operational Life: >24hours @ -20°C
Operating Temperature Range: -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature Range: -30°C to +70°C
Waterproof: 15metres at +20°C
Drop Test: 1metre @ -30°C
Warranty Information7 Year Battery Life
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Arrived quickly. Tiny and compact and easy to attach to a belt. Was very impressed with the PLB and have taken it with me on all of my trips since it arrived. Fits in jacket pockets and backpack waist straps. Instructions are clear and it’s very simple to use. A+
Compact light unit with simple clear instructions for use i nan immergency
Best value, easy instructions to follow. My daughter chose it for her back country climbing and that's peace of mind. Mine is for if I ever get in strife out the back of the farm with no phone or reception. No one would know. Peace of mind. Easy to carry and easy to see.
Product is the same as sold in NZ shops but at a discounted price. Product was purchased for daughter who tramps a lot. Don’t believe all the false stories told but NZ shops, like there is a large delay in beacon being picked up, NZ shops just want you to purchase from them. Would recommend purchasing from this team. Excellent service with fast delivery.
Haven't had to activate it - but I found the supplier provided excellent service and support. The device is small and simple - I'm very pleased with it.
Excellent tiny beacon
I was not informed that this was an Australia PLB 1 I am having a lot of trouble registering it in NZ. I feel some what deceived by your add as it will now cost more to register this product here. This should be noted in your advertising. ***** SkippersMate reply | At the time of purchase, a compulsory field must be boxed ticked by the buyer to continue with the purchase. The following statement below: << Tick Box | I Understand This PLB Is Au HEX Id Coded For NZ And Worldwide Activation And Is To Be Registered With AMSA - Canberra And Therefore No Contact With Maritime NZ Is Required As All Registration Details Will Be Provided By SkippersMate. | ** Prefer An NZ Coded Beacon - We Have A Great Range Of ACR ResQLink PLBs In The > PLB - New Zealand Category That Can Be Registered With RCCNZ. Any Concerns Or Questions, Please Contact Us Before Buying. This statement, along with other information is all visible on the listing page. We have sold many an Au coded beacon since Dec 2014 into NZ without issue and would be happy to discuss any issue a buyer has.
Very happy with service and fast delivery, setup of locator beacon was strait forward, detailed and easy to follow.
Product as per website and is a great size/weight. It arrived quickly.,Have not set unit off and hope I never have to.
The delivery was fast, the product seems very good, of good quality and resistance. I confess that I was taken by surprise when I figured out, at the moment I received it, that the product is not registered in NZ. I bought it in a hurry because I was too busy and I didn't pay attention to this detail.