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Easily stored in backpacks, lumbar packs or a pocket, the TerraFix 406 GPS I from ACR Electronics is the smallest and lightest Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) on the market and features a GPS optical interface that allows you to hook up your handheld GPS to the PLB.
- Mountain Gear
When all other means of personal rescue have failed, the ACR Terrafix 406 GPS 1 Personal Locater Beacon gives you a last resort option for backcountry rescue. The Terrafix 406 GPS 1 PLB transmits a distress signal that is detected by the 406 MHz COSPAS-SARSAT system. The 5-watt distress signal operates at a frequency of 406 MHz, which transmitsa unique ID that lets rescuers know who and where you are. The Terrafix 406 GPS 1 PLB's signal gives rescuers incredibly accurate information on your location-within 110 feet, and the signal can be routed to the nearest response agency in as little as three minutes. This little life-saver floats, and the protective holster attaches onto your backpack or PFD. The Terrafix 406 can be registered online and requires no subscription fees. *Available for US shipment only.
The ACR Terrafix PLB Personal Locator Beacon is an emergency life saving devices to be used during grave and imminent danger or life threatening situations.In the last few years advances in PLB technology have allowed rescuers to find lost or stranded Person faster than ever before.Its as easy as pushing a button, and the TerraFix will acquire and send your position and transmit it along with your personalized identifier code through the SARSAT satellites instantly alerting SAR forces that you need help, immediately! If you are a hunter, hiker, camper, backpacker, kayaker, etc.and are simply out of cell phone range, a PLB is a highly effective and internationally recognized way to summon he
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