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Accidents happen every day in the outdoors, whether you fall out of a tree stand, break a leg during a hike, or roll over on an ATV. In the outdoors, an every day accident instantly can become a life threatening situation, and rescues may take days or weeks if you're not prepared. Why wait days being stranded in the outdoors hoping someone will find you? Put the power in the palm of your hand with ACR MicroFix 406 Personal Locator Beacon. The smallest, lightest PLB available is easily attachable to clothing and equipment, giving you peace of mind knowing it is with you at all times. Now you can turn that life threatening situation into a successful rescue story. It's as easy as pushing a button, and with an internal GPS receiver the MicroFixTM will acquire your GPS position and transmit it along with your personalized identifier code through the COSPAS- SARSAT satellites instantly alerting Search and Rescue forces that you need help, immediately! The MicroFixTM works fast, if GPS data is present in the beacon's fi rst transmission, SAR forces can be notified and start planning your rescue in as little as three minutes.


Be prepared in the backcountry with the ACR Electronics MicroFix Personal Locater Beacon and protect yourself from an everyday accident becoming a life-threatening situation.

- Mountain Gear

Compact, powerful personal locater beacon transmits on 406 MHz via the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system with your registered, unique, digitally coded distress signal and 121.5 MHz (SAR homing frequency) Onboard 12 channel parallel GPS acquires then transmits LAT/LON when the unit is activated, dramatically saving valuable time for your distress message to reach local rescue centers and providing rescue agencies with your exact position to within 110 yards (110 meters).Smallest and most functional PLB available; can be easily carried in a pack or pocket; small enough to be worn by skiers, hikers, hunters, kayakers, climbers, pilots, snowmobilers or any other outdoor enthusiast. Lanyard and removable holster provide functionality and allow for multiple mounting options on backpack, belt, webbing, or life vest.Full functional self test of internal circuitry, battery voltage and power, 406 MHz transmission, and GPS aquisition. Flat, stainless steel antenna wraps compactly around the unit for easy stowage, and is ready for rapid deployment. Exceeds RTCM waterproof requirementsSpecs:Dimensions: 1.4 x 5.85 x 2.21 in. (35.5 x 149 x 56 cm)Weight: 10 oz. (283.5 g)Batteries: 2 Class 2 lithium battery packs, (non-hazmat) min. trnsmit 24 hrs. @ -20 C - 5 year replacement life (11 year storage)Material: Engineered polycarbonate blendColor: Hi-viz ACRtreuseStorage: -40 F to + 158 F (-40 C to +70 C)Deployment: ManualActivation: ManualOperation: 2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button, giving clear view of skyWaterproof: 16 ft. (5 m) @ 1 hour., 33 ft (10 m) @ 10 min. Factory tested @ 70 F. Exceeds RTCM waterproof requirementsCertification: COSPAS-SARSAT and FCC approvalLimited Warranty: 5 yearsRadiated Power: 5 W 2dB (406 MHz) 50 mW 3dB (121.5 MHz)Operational Life: IN excess of 24 hours @ -20 C (-4 F)Typical performance is: 36 hours @ -4 F (-20 C)20 hours @ -40 F (-40 C).Longer in higher ambient temperatures.Registration: It is mandatory that you register your PLB. It's fast, easy, and free.www.beaconregistration.noaa.govResponsible Use: The MircoFix is a satellite signaling device of last resort, for use when all other means of self rescue have been exhausted, where the situation is grave and imminent, and the loss of life, limb, eyesight, or valuable property will occur without assistance.

- Campmor

Survival in the palm of your hand. Designed for treks in remote or dangerous locations, the MicrOFix 406 GPS personal locator beacon allows distressed adventurers to send their coordinates via satellites to rescue agencies. Weighs just 9.8 ounces (35% smaller and 25% lighter than its predecessor, the TerraFix 406 personal locator beacon). Now waterproof up to 16 feet for one hour and 33 feet for 10 minutes. Register personal info and family/friends who can be contacted in an emergency. Distressed adventurer activates the MicrOFix. MicrOFix transmits emergency message with GPS coordinates to LEOSAR, GEOSAR. Satellites relay message to the International Search and Rescue Coordination Center. The Rescue Coordination Center makes contact with people listed in the database to verify the emergency; local search and rescue forces are then dispatched. Simple, simultaneous two-button activation helps prevent false alarms. Protective holster allows for multiple mounting options on backpacks, harnesses, webbing, and life vests. Store between -40F and 158F. Waterproof up to 16 ft. for 1 hr. and 33 ft. for 10 min. (exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements). MicrOFix is the smallest, most functional PLB (personal locator beacon) available.


The small, light ACR Electronics Microfix 406 Personal Locator Beacon with GPS can be easily stored in a pack or a pocket. Smaller and lighter than the Terrafix, this PLB is designed for fast and easy deployment in a range of uses and conditions. Includes GPS coordinates in the emergency satellite transmission via the onboard, internal GPS for greater position accuracy. The 406 MHz transmission of the activated PLB sends a personalized, coded signal that uniquely identifies your beacon. Personalized signal tells Search and Rescue (SAR): who you are, where you are and that you are in a life-threatening situation. The COSPAS-SARSAT satellites that receive the PLB signal encircle the globe, allowing you to signal for help from anywhere on the planet. Signal is matched to the beacon-owner's data, providing rescuers with the user's name, address and contact phone number. Owner's data may also provide other important information such as any medical condition that rescuers may need to be aware of. Made to meet the rigorous testing standards of COSPAS-SARSAT, FCC, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Once within the 1-mile search radius, the PLB also transmits a homing signal, allowing SAR to pinpoint the PLB's exact location. ACR Electronics Microfix is covered by a 5-year warranty; operates on 2 lithium batteries with 5-year shelf lives before initial use. Batteries will operate 24 hours once activated. Comes standard with a sturdy plastic holster to attach the PLB to backpack webbing, PFDs, belts and climbing harnesses. Case and instruction label are oil-, water- and UV- resistant, with non-corroding metal components. Internal power source is designed to work when all else has failed.


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$419.99 - $739.95

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