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McMurdo EPIRB Rescue 406 MHz CAT I Automatic
by: Mcmurdo/Pains Wessex
Using state-of-the-art electronics and a lithium battery, the Rescue 406 EPIRB combines strength and durability with sleek styling. The result is a compact fully featured EPIRB measuring 8.25 inches in height and weighing 1.6 lbs. It comes with its own mounting bracket making it easy to fit. • USCG & FCC approved • Long life SIX YEAR battery (12 year useful life - from date of manufacturer) • Once activated operates up to 60 HOURS (48 hours minimum requirement) • 121.5MHz homing signal up to 40 Mile range • Rapidly transmits your location via satellite to rescue services • Total global coverage via the COSPAS/SARSAT satellite SAR system • Meets latest GMDSS and IMO regulations • Built-in self-test and diagnostic check capabilities • One of the Smallest, lightest & most powerful 406 EPIRBs available. Weight 1.6 lbs., Height 8.25" The rescue 406 EPIRB is a third generation satellite distress beacon designed to operate in conjunction with the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite search and rescue system. This system locates beacons transmitting on the 406MHz frequency to within 3nautical miles. Once Search and Rescue (SAR) units are at the distress scene the beacon's 121.5MHz homing transmitter and its high intensity xenon strobe light aid final location even in poor visibility. To date the Cospas-Sarsat system has helped save over 11,000 lives. The Rescue 406 is fully compatible with Cospas-Sarsat and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) regulations and meets the latest requirements A. 810 (19) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). When shipped the beacon is programmed with a unique serial number which must be registered with the national authorities. Where national authorities allow, the beacon can be re-programmed with the vessel's satellite or radio call sign. This is done by the distributor using an infra-red light pen connected to a Windows based computer. The Rescue 406 is supplied with a quick release bracket for cockpit mounting (category 2). It can be supplied in a fully enclosed housing for more exposed positions. The EPIRB can be self-tested while in the housing and the housing can be fitted with a Hydrostatic Release Unit (HRU) which makes the EPIRB float free (category 1) if the vessel sinks. Once removed from its mounting bracket, activation is automatic by immersion in water or manual by a protected push button on the rear of the EPIRB. An additional self-test button runs on a short diagnostic check and indicates the EPIRB is ready for use.