ACR Satellite2 406 MHz EPIRB

ACR Brand: ACR
Department: Marine Equipments 
Category: Marine Equipments

The new ACR Satellite2 406 MHz EPIRBs are far more reliable locating devices than the older Class A and B devices. The signal from a 406 is stored by a COMSAT satellite until the signal is received by at least two other satellites, at which time your position can be triangulated. In effect, the 406 signals your position as well as your vesselís registered name, type, size, and who authorities should contact.

The accuracy of a 406 EPIRBs is greater, and its dependability is superb. The older Class A and B (243 MHz) EPIRBs are unlikely to provide a satellite fix; they are largely dependent on shore stations to receive their 121.5 MHz signal.

Class A and B EPIRBS for near-shore use only. All vessels going offshore should use a 406 MHz Category I (float-free deployment) or Category II (manual deployment) EPIRB. The 406 broadcasts simultaneously on 406 MHz, 243 MHz, and 121.5 MHz, making the position known on both civilian and military homing frequencies.

It has a full self-test mode and battery indicator. Its lithium battery has a 10-year shelf life. The ACR 406 is rugged and dependable.