MicroFix 406 PLB
406 MHz GPS
Personal Locator Beacon
Discontinued. Check out the new AquaLink and SARLink PLBs from ACR>>
takes the 'search' out of Search & Rescue. Accidents
happen every day in the outdoors, whether you fall
out of a tree stand, break a leg during a hike,
roll over on an ATV. In the
outdoors, an everyday accident instantly can become
a life threatening situation, and rescues may take
days or weeks if you're not prepared.
wait for days? If you're stranded
in the outdoors hoping someone will find you, put
the power in the palm of your hand with the MicroFix™ 406
GPS Personal Locator Beacon. You can turn that
life threatening situation into a successful rescue
as easy as pushing a button. With
an internal GPS receiver,
acquire your GPS position and transmit it along with
your personalized identifier code through the SARSAT
satellites instantly alerting SAR forces that you need
MicroFix ™ works fast. If
GPS data is present in the beacon's first burst, SAR
forces can be notified and start planning your rescue
in as little as three minutes.
FEATURES - Be Responsible. Be Prepared. Be Safe.
- Transmits on 406 MHz via the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite
system with your registered unique, digitally coded
distress signal and 121.5 MHz (SAR local homing frequency).
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 (100 meters).
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 or any outdoor enthusiast.
- Lanyard and removable holster provide functionality
and allow for multiple mounting options on backpack,
belt, webbing and life vest.
functional self test of internal circuitry, battery
power, 406 MHz transmission, and GPS acquisition.
- Flat, stainless steel antenna wraps compactly around
the unit for easy stowage; is easily positioned when
- Exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements.
| Size: 1.4
x 5.85 x 2.21 in (3.6 x 1.49 x 5.6 cm)
Weight: 10 oz (283g) with lanyard
5m (16 ft)
@ 1 hour, 10 m (33 ft) @ 10 min., factory tested @ 21°C (70°F). Exceeds RTCM waterproof
| Operational Life:
|| In excess of
24 hours @ -20°C
(-4°F) longer in higher ambient temperatures
| Typical Performance:
hours @ -20°C (-4°F)
20 hours @ -40°C (-40°F)
||Class 2 lithium battery
packs, (non-hazmat), min. transmit 24 hrs @ -20°C,
5 year replacement life (11 year storage)
| Storage Temperature:
|| -40°C to +70°C (-58°F
| Radiated Power:
|| 5 watts ± 2dB (406 MHz)
/ 50 mW ± 3dB (121.5 MHz)
||2 steps: deploy antenna, press
ON button, giving clear view of sky
|| PLB holster, GPS interface
||COSPAS-SARSAT, FCC, Canada,
| Limited Warranty:
|| 5 years
Did you know...
406 MHz technology has been around since 1982 and is credited with saving over
20,300 lives worldwide.
In 2006, of the 105 incidents in the US, 272 people are alive
thanks to the SARSAT system.
The MicroFix™ 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 loss of life, limb, eyesight, or valuable property will
occur without assistance.