rescueME PLB1P/N: 730S-01261
(Personal Locator Beacon)
Waterproof to 15 meter
Link via satellite to Emergency Services
Fast accurate positioning
7 year battery life
High intenisty (1 candela) strobe
Easily deployed antenna
30 % smaller (than others)
Homing beacon to aid final location by Search and Rescue (SAR) craft
- 30% smaller (typ) by volume
- Easily fits in lifejacket
- Retractable Antenna
- 7 Year Battery Life
- 7 year warranty
- 24+ hour operational life
- High brightness strobe light >1candela
- 66 channel GPS receiver
- Unique mounting clip
- Operates on the global Cospas Sarsat rescue system
- Free to use, no subscription charges
- Supplied with free flotation pouch
Wherever you are, at sea, on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that global emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button.
The 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.
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 the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services nearest to your are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location to assist prompt rescue.
Frequently Asked Questions
When I register my EPIRB or PLB is the 0 in the 15 digit HEX ID (UIN) the number 0, or the letter O?
The HEX ID consists of the numbers from 0 to 9 and the letters from A to F only. The character 0 is the number zero.
If I register my PLB in one country, can I use it in another country?
Yes, you can use your PLB anywhere in the World. When you register your PLB, make sure you give emergency contacts who will know where you are if you need to activate the PLB in an emergency. This aids the rescue authorities to make sure it is a real alert and will speed up your rescue.
What is the location accuracy of the rescueME PLB1?
The Cospas Sarsat system uses two methods of locating a beacon. The satellite system is designed to locate your beacon using the transmission alone. The accuracy of this fix is approximately a 5 nautical mile radius, but is typically much better. The rescueME PLB1 has a built in GPS receiver which is used to encode the position in the transmission. When the GPS has a reliable fix, usually within a few minutes, the accuracy is typically within 100 metres of your actual position can be acheived.
Why is the pouch permanently attached to the PLB1?
For Australia and New Zealand the regulations require that the PLB must float. Because of the small size of the rescueME PLB1, the pouch is used to provide buoyancy and must be permanently attached when supplied in those countries. If you require to remove the pouch for land based usage, cut the black cord leaving enough length to make a loop to re-attach the pouch or to tie a separate lanyard to.
When testing the PLB, I get two green flashes. What does this mean?
The test indication is repeated. So for a battery which has been used for less than one hour, you will see single green flash, which is repeated after a short pause. If the battery has been used for over one hour, the indicator will change to an amber (orange) colour. Over two hours and the indicator will flash amber two or more times in a close group, which will be repeated after a short pause.
Carrying a PLB on aircraft as luggage.
The Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 can be safely carried on board a passenger aircraft as either checked in or carry on luggage under section 22.214.171.124 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. The lithium metal battery in the rescueME PLB1 contains less than 2g of lithium and have been tested in accordance with 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests. Precautions should be taken to prevent accidental activation if placed in checked in baggage.
Is the battery replaceable on the PLB1?
Yes, the battery will be replaceable after the expiry period or after the unit has been activated. The battery is not user replaceable and must be sent to an authorised service dealer for replacement. Please contact us for further information.
406 MHz Satellite Transmitter
|Output Power||5 W (nominal)|
|Stability||2 ppb/100 ms|
|Modulation||Phase ±1.1 radians (peak)|
|Data Rate||400 bps|
121.5 MHz Homing Beacon
|Output Power||25-100 mW (PERP)|
|Sability||2 ppb/100 ms|
|Modulation||Swept Tone AM|
|Sweep Range||400 Hz - 1300 Hz|
Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light
|Light Type||<>High Intenity|
|Output Power||25-100 mW (PERP)|
|Chemistry||Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)|
|Sensity Cold Start||-148 dBm|
|Sensity Re-acquisition||-163 dBm|
|Satellites channels tracked||60|
|GPS antenna||Microstrip patch|
|Operating Temperature Range||-20°C to +55°C|
|Storage Temperature Range||-30°C to +70°C|
|Waterproof||15 metres at +20°C|
|Cospas-Sarsat||T.001 / T.007|
|FCC||CFR47 part 95K|