ACR AquaLink 406

photo: ACR AquaLink 406 locator beacon
ACR says:

Head offshore with confidence. With three levels of integrated signal technology — GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal and 121.5 MHz homing capability — the AquaLink quickly and accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of Search and Rescue satellites, reducing search time and increasing your chances of survival. It’s reliable signaling technology that has saved more than 25,000 lives since 1982.

The AquaLink broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that not only tells rescuers where you are, but who you are. The onboard GPS can fix your position to within 100 meters and then utilizes a powerful 406 MHz signal to relay your distress call to orbiting satellites. As local Search and Rescue is deployed, a separate homing signal and integrated LED strobe light guide rescuers to your exact location.

The AquaLink is small enough to be easily carried in a pack or pocket or can be worn on deck, at the helm, in quarters or on a life vest and will float if accidentally dropped overboard. Performing a full functional self test of the PLB’s internal circuitry, battery voltage and power, and 406 MHz transmission gives you the peace of mind knowing your PLB will work the moment you need it to the most.

ACR Exclusive: Built-in GPS acquisition test mode allows you to test GPS functionality up to 12 times over the life of the battery life.

NEW FEATURES: Send I'm OK Messages and GPS Location Maps. Increase the functionality of your PLB with optional 406Link.com non-emergency messaging service.

Specs

Price MSRP: $499.00
Historic Range: $320.80
Weight 9.1 oz / 257 g with lanyard
Width 2.25 in / 5.72 cm
Length 5.88 in / 14.94 cm
Height 1.49 in / 3.78 cm

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