Fastfind PLB 82-825-004A When activated in an emergency the McMurdo Pains Wessex Fastfind Plus 406Mhz alert signal, along with your person identity information and your exact location (within 98 feet), is transmitted to Cospas-Sarsat satellites, and forwarded to a rescue coordination center — typically within 3 minutes. At the same time, its local 121.5Mhz homing signal begins broadcasting, allowing rescue personnel to find you fast, without any wasted time or effort. The Fastfind Plus is waterproof, of course: its pressure-resistance allows it to be used even by divers, check out the dive canister as well. Has an integral device to fasten to a lifejacket or foul weather gear. Battery is good for 5 years without use, 24 hours constant use, and is user-replaceable. Weighs 11 ounces, measures 3" x 6" x 2.1". FCC Approved July 1, 2003 Pains Wessex Fastfind Plus 406 PLB EPIRB (.pdf)
The Fastfind Plus is a revolutionary hand-held Personal Location Beacon that features a built-in GPS receiver (Global Positioning System) combined with a 406 MHz transmitter and 121.5 MHz homing signal. In the event of an emergency, an alert signal is transmitted to Cospas-Sarsat satellites and forwarded to a rescue coordination center within typically 3 minutes. The built-in GPS receiver will provide latitude and longitude coordinates to give a position to within typically 98 feet anywhere in the world.
• Built-in GPS receiver
• Weighs just 11 oz.
• Global alert to Cospas-Sarsat satellites
• 406MHz transmitter
• 121.5 MHz homing frequency
• Alert time within typically 3 minutes
• Positional accuracy to typically 98 feet
• Positional updates every 20 minutes
• Compact and stylish
• Includes battery pack good to +158°F to -4°F (+158°F to -104°F arctic battery pack is available)
• User replaceable battery packs
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