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GyPSI 406 Personal Locator Beacon

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GyPSI 406 Personal Locator Beacon
Manufacturer: ACR

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Take the "Search" out of "Search and Rescue" with the GyPSI 406 Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) by ACR Electronics. It utilizes a GPS interface to provide rescuers with Latitude and Longitude coordinates to reduce rescue time in an emergency.


  • Recessed, waterproof GPS/programming interface (NMEA 0183) transmits GPS data for an even faster response
  • Small and lightweight, this PLB sends out a distress signal to your nearest local rescue services when its activated
  • PLB (Personal Locater Beacon) technology transmits signals that are monitored by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and AFRCC (Air Force Rescue Coordination Center)
  • Each unit contains and transmits a 15-digit Unique Identifying Number (UIN) which is picked up by satellites and provides rescuers with your name, address and other pertinent information
  • Transmits two signals: 406 MHz via COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system and on 121.5 MHz (SAR homing frequency)
  • Used in conjunction with a GPS, the 406 MHz signal allows rescuers to locate your position within a 100-meter radius, while the 121.5 MHz signal allows rescuers to home in to pinpoint your position
  • Features a three-position switch for ease of use
  • Three LEDs flashing indicates unit is "ON", Yellow LED flashing indicates test sequence in process, steady green LED indicates unit has passed full functional test
  • Flat, stainless steel antenna wraps compactly around bottom case for easy stowage and is easily positioned when needed
  • Functional test switch for battery power and 406 MHz transmission
  • The unit floats to avoid loss if dropped in water and waterproof to 3.3 feet
  • Case and instruction label are oil, water and UV resistant
  • Constructed with non-corroding components
  • Includes a wrist lanyard
  • Can be stored between -58 and +158 F
  • Does not interface with a GPS
  • Learn more about PLBs


  • Size: 1.9 x 6.5 x 3.8 inches
  • Weight: 17.6 ounces
  • Battery Type: Lithium -5 1/2 year replacement life (11-year useful life)
  • Material: Fiber-reinforced polycarbonate
  • Deployment: Manual
  • Operation: Lift switch up, slide right, push forward breaking tab
  • Accessories: RapidDitch-P carrying bag (P/N 2267)
  • Frequency: 406.028 MHz, 121.5 MHz
  • Certification: Approved by COSPAS-SARSAT, FCC Approved
  • Radiating Power: 5 watts 2dB (406.025 MHz) 50 mW 3dB (121.5 MHz)
  • Operational Life: In excess of 24 hours @ -40C (-40F), longer in higher ambient temperature

Manufactured by ACR Electronics, Inc.

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