Head offshore with confidence. With three levels of integrated signal technology ? GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal & 121.5 MHz homing capability ? the AquaLink quickly & accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of Search & Rescue satellites, reducing search time & increasing your chances of survival. It?s reliable signaling technology that has saved more than 25,000 lives since 1982. The AquaLink broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that not only tells rescuers where you are, but who you are. The onboard GPS can fix your position to within 100 meters and then utilizes a powerful 406 MHz signal to relay your distress call to orbiting satellites. As local Search and Rescue is deployed, a separate homing signal and integrated LED strobe light guide rescuers to your exact location. The AquaLink is small enough to be easily carried in a pack or pocket or can be worn on deck, at the helm, in quarters or on a life vest and will float if accidentally dropped overboard. Performing a full functional self test of the PLB?s internal circuitry, battery voltage & power, & 406 MHz transmission gives you the peace of mind knowing your PLB will work the moment you need it to the most. ACR Exclusive: Built-in GPS acquisition test mode allows you to test GPS functionality up to 12 times over the life of the battery life. Tap in to the same field-tested rescue technology used by the U.S. Military, Coast Guard, NATO Special Forces and Arctic explorers.
ACR AquaLink 406 GPS PLB Specs (.pdf) and ACR AquaLink 406 GPS PLB Product Manual (.pdf)
When activated, the unique identification code in your PLB is linked to the NOAA registration database. This way authorities can retrieve valuable information about you and your trip The AquaLink is a satellite signaling device of last resort, for use when all other means of self rescue have been exhausted, where the situation is grave and imminent loss of life, limb, eyesight, or valuable property will occur without assistance. Supports 406Link.com communication.
Technical Specifications: Product Number 2882 Model Number PLB-350 B Size 2.25 x 5.88 x 1.49? (5.72 x 14.94 x 3.78 cm) Weight 9.1 oz (257g) with lanyard Battery Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium battery packs; 6 years from date of manufacture. 11 year storage Material Engineered polycarbonate blend Color High visibility ACR-treuse Deployment Manual Activation Manual Operation 2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button, giving clear view of sky Waterproof 16.40ft (5 m) @ 1 hr., 33 ft (10 m) @ 10 min. Factory tested @ 70?F, exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements Radiated Power 5 W +/-2dB (406 MHz) 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz) Operational Life Exceeds required 24 Hours @ -4?F (-20?C) Typical 35 Hours @ -4?F (-20?C) Longer in higher ambient temperatures Storage -40?F to + 158?F (-40?C to +70?C) Accessories Attachment clip included Certification Cospas-Sarsat, FCC Pending: Canada, Europe Limited Warranty 5 years Lead Free Yes 08/09 No Subscription Fees Floats Super Bright LED Strobe On Board 66 Channel GPS Self-Test and GPS Test Features Typical Performance 35 Hours Non-Hazmat Battery Made in the U.S.A Performance Attachment Clip