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GyPSI™ 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon
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GyPSI™ 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon

 
GyPSI™ 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon

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Object Title: GyPSI™ 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon

Manufacturer: ACR

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Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Sep 22, 2003 / Jan 17, 2007

Object ID: 822

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406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon with GPS Interface

Transmits on 406 MHz via COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system with your registered unique, digitally coded distress signal and 121.5 MHz (SAR homing frequency).
Recessed, waterproof GPS/programming interface (NMEA 0183) transmits GPS data for even faster response.
Small, lightweight unit can be easily carried in a pack or pocket; small enough to wear on deck by racers, crew, solo cruisers, kayakers, climbers, hikers, hunters, pilots or any outdoor enthusiast.
Single, three-position switch for simplicity. Red LED flashing indicates unit is "ON", Yellow LED flashing indicates test sequence in process, steady green LED indicates unit has passed full functional test.
Functional test switch for battery power and 406 MHz transmission.
Flat, stainless steel antenna wraps compactly around bottom case for easy stowage; is easily positioned when needed.
Floats to avoid loss if dropped in water, waterproof to 3.3 ft (1 m).
Wrist lanyard ensures security when hand-held.
Can be stored between -50° C and + 70° C (-58° and +158° F)

Features:
Material: Fiber reinforced polycarbonate blend with resin tougheners
Color: Hi-Vis Yellow/blue
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
Battery Type: Lithium-5 1/2 year replacement life (11-year useful life)
Certification: Approved by COSPAS-SARSAT, FCC Approved
Limited Warranty: 5 years
Radiating Power: 5 watts ± 2dB (406.028 MHz) 50 mW ± 3dB (121.5 MHz)
Operational Life: In excess of 24 hours @ -40°C (-40°F), longer in higher ambient temperature

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