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TerraFix 406
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TerraFix 406

 
TerraFix 406

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: TerraFix 406

Manufacturer: ACR

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Page By: Hotfeet

Created/Edited: Mar 2, 2008 / Mar 4, 2008

Object ID: 4974

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Product Description

Product Description


The most advanced Personal Locator Beacon on the market, the TerraFix 406 GPS I/O PLB from ACR Electronics includes an internal GPS, exclusive FastACQ GPS relay technology and an external GPS optical interface, giving you, the user, unparalleled versatility.
Features:

Internal GPS acquires your coordinates when the unit is activated and transmits your exact location to within 110 yards to local rescue agencies
PLB 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
The 406 MHz signal allows rescuers to locate your position within a 2 mile radius, while the 121.5 MHz signal allows rescuers to home in to pinpoint your position
External GPS optical interface (NMEA 0183) allows you to download your GPS coordinates from your hand-held GPS unit into your PLB
When activated, your GPS coordinates will be automatically included in your emergency transmission to satellites – saving valuable time for your distress message to reach local rescue centers
The flat, stainless steel antenna wraps compactly around bottom case for easy stowage and is easily positioned when needed
The unit floats to avoid loss if dropped in water and is waterproof to 3.3 feet



Specifications:

Specifications:

Weight: 12 ounces
Dimensions: 1.74 x 5.71 x 3.03 inches
Material: engineered resilient impact polymer
Battery: 2 lithium battery packs
Waterproof: 1 hour at 16 feet, 10 minutes at 33 feet
Operational Life: 36 hours at -20C, 20 hours at -40C

Suggested Retail

Suggested Retail

$740.00

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Bill KerrNeeds improvement.

Hasn't voted

Used one of these in an emergency and they work good. Only problem is the rescue service knows where you are but they still do not know what type of emergency or what to bring which can delay reponse and rescue time. A unit capable of sending text messages would be a big improvement or cheaper satellite phones with good service. It is worth carrying one of these until something better comes out.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 6:37 pm

HotfeetGood comments!

Voted 5/5

I too have used this one and your feedback is very accurate indeed. A fine product though.
Posted Nov 17, 2009 1:34 am

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