McMurdo FastFind 220 GPS Small & Light Personal Location Beacon (PLB)

McMurdo FastFind 220 GPS Small & Light Personal Location Beacon (PLB)

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The McMurdo FastFind 220 GPS PLB is a compact and lightweight personal locator beacon, the worlds first Galileo enabled PLB. A personal piece of safety equipment, once activated, it alerts search and rescue teams to an emergency and its location ashore or afloat. Transmitting a coded message via the international 406 MHz distress frequency, which is constantly monitored via the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system, any distress calls are then relayed back to earth to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre. The satellites provide global coverage, enabling you to be confident that if you have to use your PLB, wherever you may be, you're covered.

Utilising an internal GPS/GNSS receiver your position can be narrowed down worldwide to within 62m. Once in range of your location, rescue services can then further narrow down your position using the 121.5 MHz inbuilt transmitter and visually checking for your flashing LED SOS light. Working on the same basis as EPIRBs, PLBs aren't tied to being registered to a vessel, they're registered to a person, meaning they can easily be carried with you at all times without the need for re registering. Not being tied to a vessel also means that they really can be carried anywhere, on the water, hiking or mountaineering, or any remote locations that may require your PLB for emergency back up. Subscription free, they require no further expense once purchased.

Quickly and easily activated in an emergency, the McMurdo FastFind 220 GPS PLB has a safely stowed antenna which fires automatically when the PLB is activated. The inbuilt battery ensures it can operate continually for a minimum of 24 hours. Constructed for all eventualities, it's also waterproof to a depth of 10m, although it comes supplied with its own flotation pouch to keep it close at hand. Marinestores top tip, try and keep it as high as possible, if you're in the water stow it between the inflated bladders of your lifejacket.

  • Easy to operate
  • Operates on 406 and 121.5 MHz frequencies
  • No subscriptions needed
  • Bright LED SOS light
  • Minimum 24 hour continual operation
  • 6 year battery life
  • Self testing facility
  • Comes with its own flotation pouch

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