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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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.
Great price and great service. No problems registering the unit with Australian authorities even when located in NZ. The PLB1 is incredibly compact and light - it's perfect for both boating and tramping activities.
This certainly is small! Feels solid, antenna looks robust. Haven't had to activate it, fortunately. Good instructions (though a bit vague on the periodic tests, the instructions appear to say there is a different test for the GPS location and the other functions, but give the same directions for carrying out both tests). SkippersMate delivered quickly, and kept me informed. Awesome shop!
Good communications and prompt delivery thanks
Small and light which is what I needed. Could not remove fine lanyard cord which is uncomfortable to wear round my neck. No belt clip. Obviously impossible to review as I have yet to use it.
I recently purchased a Rescueme PLB. It was shipped from Australia and is Australian coded. I'm super impressed with its small size and weight. Its small enough to easily fit in a pocket so can be on the person when tramping or in the outdoors. THe registration process was very easy. The 7 year battery life is middle of the road - I initally wanted a PLB with a 10 year life but they arent available at the moment due to covid. I think this one is a great choice though. All in all very happy.
A bit disappointed about having it registered in Australia and NZ without having to pay further money for that to be converted to NZ register. ************************************ SkippersMate comment: Providing you have the unit registered, local NZ will be coordinating the rescue in NZ. Registration is for emergency contact info only. Even unregistered beacons will work worldwide.
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