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The McMurdo FastFind Max G 406 Personal Locator Beacon adds a few key improvements to enhance utility and safety. The FastFind Max G still uses GPS technology over the 406 and 121.5 MHz satellite frequencies to transmit your location to authorities, but it now tracks your position as you move, meaning you don't have to stay in one place after activating the unit.
The McMurdo FastFind MaxG Personal Locator Beacon offers peace of mind that anyone can carry anywhere as a last resort in an emergency. Once activated, the PLB transmits a unique identification signal along with your position to Search and Rescue or other local authorities via the COSPAS-SARSAT system. Typical time from activation to Search and Rescue receiving alert is 3 min. Simultaneously transmits a 121.5 MHz homing signal to the immediate area to help rescuers find you once they are near your location. 48-hour battery pack lasts twice as long as comparable PLBs and is easily user replaceable; Battery has a storage life of 5 years. Simple 3-stage deployment prevents accidental activation. Antenna automatically springs into place when deployed; when not in use, antenna remains hidden from view and protected against rough handling. Integral 12-channel GPS receiver transmits your coordinates, typically within +/- 62m (203 ft.); visual indicator confirms GPS position acquisition. PLB transmits position updates every 20 min. McMurdo FastFind MaxG PLB floats and is waterproof to 10m (33 ft.). Operates in temperatures ranging from -4°F (-20°C) to 131°F (70°C). Approved by the FCC and COSPAS-SARSAT. Includes strong and flexible lanyard cord and a carry pouch.
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