Fastfind 406 PLB EPIRB
Fastfind PLB 82-826-004A
The smallest and lightest Personal Location Beacon in the world!
The Fastfind standard 406MHz Personal Location Beacon has all the features of the Fastfind Plus, but without its GPS. Because the Fastfind determines its own position from satellites, it can take up to 90 minutes for it to locate you and transmit your position, depending on satellite passes, and it gives a positional accuracy within 3nm. Its 121.5MHz transmitter provides a signal for the rescue services to home-in on. This information is sufficient to enable rescue services to find a vessel or individual in distress, particularly if equipped with flares and lifejacket light. Weighs 9 ounces, measures 3" x 6" x 2.1". FCC Approved July 1, 2003
Pains Wessex Fastfind 406 PLB EPIRB (.pdf)
• Weighs just 9 oz.
• Global alert to Cospas-Sarsat satellites
• 406MHz transmitter
• 121.5MHz homing frequency
• Alert time within 90 minutes
• Positional accuracy to within 3 m
• Compact and stylish
• Complete with lanyard and designer carry case
• Includes battery pack good to +158oF to -4oF (+158oF to -40oF battery pack is available)
• User replaceable battery packs
The Fastfind Plus and Fastfind Personal Location Beacons feature the same advanced technology as found in the award winning Rescue and Precision 406 GPS EPIRBs. Designed using miniaturized components to fit into an aesthetically styled compact casing both versions employ a simple three-stage manual operation and feature user replaceable battery packs, which are available for use in temperatures of -4 and -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Carrying the Fastfind could not be simpler, there are a number of easy fixing options which either come as standard or as optional extras. Bother versions are supplied with a lanyard and designer carry case to enable the user to keep the PLB safely attached at all times.
These latest advanced products from McMurdo/Pains-Wessex have been designed to provide recreational and professional boaters, aviators as well as outdoorsmen with the very best chance of being found without delay at sea in an emergency.
• Global coverage the Cospas-Sarsat polar orbiting satellites
• Geostationary coverage >75oN - 75oS
• Comprehensive indication of operation
• 121.5MHz transmission
• 406 MHz transmission
• Time to alert, typically three minutes (via geostationary satellite)
For more information about the appropriate applications of PLBs and EPIRBs, please read the short article on this site "PLB or EPIRB?"
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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