Smallest Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)--Everyone Should Carry This!

SKU
1173
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Introducing the world's smallest Personal Locator Beacon!

$259.00

RescueME PLB1 - THE WORLD’S SMALLEST 406 GPS enabled PLB

Operation of the rescueME PLB1 could not be simpler. To activate the PLB: Pull the retractable antenna out by it’s end tab, flip open the spring loaded cover over the activation button, hold the button for 1 second until the lights blink. Visual instructions are clearly printed on the case. When activated, the rescueME PLB1 will transmit accurate position data from its 66 channel GPS for a minimum of 24 hours while the integrated strobe light ensures maximum visibility.

Ocean Signal has ensured that rescueME, like all of its other safety products, exceeds statutory requirements. rescueME PLB provides an incredible 7 year battery life, and is covered by a 7 year warranty**. Even after more than 24 hours of continuous operation, and when the battery power is insufficient to transmit the satellite signal, the PLB1’s homing beacon and strobe light will continue to operate. This high intensity strobe light features a molded lens to enhance the visibility of its efficient LED and it gives a powerful 1 candela light emission.

Self-test of the PLB can be carried out with a simple button press with the start of test and results clearly indicated by a green flashing light. The antenna is easily extended like a normal tape measure and can be retracted using the winding mechanism on the top of the unit. This unique feature greatly facilitates user training and familiarization as it is not a one time deployable antenna similar to existing PLBs.

rescueME comes with a snap-in mounting bracket and universal rubber mounting strap which can be fitted permanently or with each use.  It is also supplied with a detachable flotation lanyard to accommodate all scenarios out of the box.

After extensive testing and development, Ocean Signal displays immense confidence in the quality and reliability of the rescueME PLB by providing a 7 year product warranty.

 
 
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Tech Specs

406MHz Satellite Transmitter

        Frequency........................................................................... 406.040MHz
               Tolerance.............................................................................. ±1kHz
                Stability....................................................................... 2ppb/100ms
        Output Power................................................................. 5watts (nominal)
        Modulation........................................................ Phase ±1.1radians (peak)
                Emission Designator......................................................... 16K0G1D
        Encoding ............................................................................... Bi-phase L
        Data Rate.................................................................................... 400bps
        Duration....................................................................................... 520ms

121.5MHz Homing Beacon  

        Frequency............................................................................... 121.5MHz
                Stability............................................................................. ±50ppm
        Output Power............................................................... 25-100mW PERP
        Modulation...................................................................... Swept Tone AM
                Emission Designator.......................................................... 3K20A3X
        Modulation Depth........................................................................ 85-100%
        Sweep Range................................................................. 400Hz – 1300Hz

Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

        Light Type................................................................... High intensity LED
        Output Power.......................................................................... ~1candela

GPS Receiver

        Sensitivity Cold Start.................................................................. -148dBm
        Sensitivity Re-acquisition............................................................ -163dBm
        Satellites channels tracked.................................................................. 60
        GPS Antenna.................................................................. Microstrip patch

Battery

        Type Lithium Primary
        Chemistry..................................................... Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)
        Operational Life..............................................................>24hours @ -20°C

Environmental

        Operating Temperature Range.............................................. -20°C to +55°C
        Storage Temperature Range................................................. -30°C to +70°C

        Waterproof.................................................................... 15metres at +20°C
        Drop ................................................................................ 1metre @ -30°C

Dimensions    

        Height ............................................................................................77mm
        Width..............................................................................................51mm
        Depth...........................................................................................32.5mm
        Weight..............................................................................................116g
 

Standards

        Cospas-Sarsat....................................................................... T.001 / T.007

        ETSI.........................................................................................EN302 152

        RTCM..........................................................................................SC11020
        FCC..................................................................................CFR47 part 95K
 

(All specifications subject to change without notice)