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rescueME PLB1

P/N: 730S-01261
PLB1, the World's smallest PLB
(Personal Locator Beacon)

Waterproof to 15mWaterproof to 15 meter

Link via satellite to Emergency Services2Link via satellite to Emergency Services

Fast accurate positioningFast accurate positioning

7 year battery life7 year battery life

Flotation pouchFloatation pouch 

no subscriptionNo subsription

High intensity strobe2High intenisty (1 candela) strobe

Easily deployed antennaEasily deployed antenna

30 percent smaller30 % smaller (than others)

Homing Beacon to aid final location2Homing beacon to aid final location by Search and Rescue (SAR) craft 

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  • 30% smaller (typ) by volume
  • rescueME PLB network diagram 300x164Easily 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

OS rescueME PLB tech image 01 300x300Overview

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.

PLB1 floating device PLB1 antenna PLB1 activate PLB1 clip

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 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

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

121.5 MHz Homing Beacon

Frequency 121.5 MHz
Output Power 25-100 mW (PERP)
Sability 2 ppb/100 ms
Modulation Swept Tone AM
Emission Designator 3K20A3X
Modulation Depth 85-100%
Sweep Range 400 Hz - 1300 Hz

Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

Light Type <>High Intenity
Output Power 25-100 mW (PERP)


Type Lithium Primary
Chemistry Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)

GPS Reciever

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
Drop 1 meter@-30°C


Height 77 mm
Width 51 mm
Depth 32.5 mm
Weight 116 gram


Cospas-Sarsat T.001 / T.007
ETSI EN302 152
RTCM SC11020
FCC CFR47 part 95K


PLB2 R&TTE Declaration of Conformity

PLB1 FCC  approval grant

PLB1 R&TTE Notified Body Opinion

PLB1 Costpas Sarsat Certificate TAC239


PLB1 User manual



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SE-167 33 BROMMA


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Marinplus AB has merged with Odelco AB, thereby becoming the first and only distributor that can offer a complete range of products and solutions for power supply, modern electrical systems, rescue and security systems.


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