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Introducing the world’s smallest PLB

  • 30% smaller (typ) by volume
  • Easily fits in lifejacket
  • Retractable Antenna
  • 7 Year Battery Life
  • 7 year warranty
  • High brightness strobe light >1candela
  • 66 channel GPS receiver
  • Unique mounting clip and flotation pouch

Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button.

 

The rescueMe 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.

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rescueME 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 are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location.

PLB1 Specifications

406MHz Satellite Transmitter

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

121.5MHz Homing Beacon  

        Frequency............................................................................... 121.5MHz
                Stability............................................................................. ±50ppm
        Output Power............................................................... 25-100mW PERP
        Modulation...................................................................... Swept Tone AM
                Emission Designator.......................................................... 3K20A3X
        Modulation Depth........................................................................ 85-100%
        Sweep Range................................................................. 400Hz – 1300Hz

Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

        Light Type................................................................... High intensity LED
        Output Power.......................................................................... ~1candela

GPS Receiver

        Sensitivity Cold Start.................................................................. -148dBm
        Sensitivity Re-acquisition............................................................ -163dBm
        Satellites channels tracked.................................................................. 60
        GPS Antenna.................................................................. Microstrip patch

Battery

        Type Lithium Primary
        Chemistry..................................................... Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)
        Operational Life..............................................................>24hours @ -20°C

Environmental

        Operating Temperature Range.............................................. -20°C to +55°C
        Storage Temperature Range................................................. -30°C to +70°C

        Waterproof.................................................................... 15metres at +20°C
        Drop ................................................................................ 1metre @ -30°C

Dimensions    

        Height ............................................................................................77mm
        Width..............................................................................................51mm
        Depth...........................................................................................32.5mm
        Weight..............................................................................................116g
 

Standards

        Cospas-Sarsat....................................................................... T.001 / T.007

        ETSI.........................................................................................EN302 152

        RTCM..........................................................................................SC11020
        FCC..................................................................................CFR47 part 95K
 

(All specificaitions subject to change without notice)

PLB1 Manuals

PLB1 User Manual