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ACR TerraFix 406 PLB
406 MHz  GPS Personal Locator Beacon

Discontinued. Replaced by ACR SARLink and SARLink View >>

TerraFix 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.

Why 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 TerraFix™ 406 GPS Personal Locator Beacon. You can turn that life threatening situation into a successful rescue story.

It's as easy as pushing a button. With an internal GPS receiver (P/N 2798.4C only), the TerraFix™ will acquire your GPS position and transmit it along with your personalized identifier code through the SARSAT satellites instantly alerting SAR forces that you need help, immediately!

The TerraFix ™ 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).
  • Onboard GPS (P/N 2798.4 only) acquires LAT/LON when the unit is activated, your LAT/LON is transmitted as soon as acquired providing rescue agencies with your exact position to within 100 meters (110 yards).
  • GPS Interface (NMEA 0183) allows you to download your GPS coordinates from a hand-held GPS receiver into your PLB; when activated, your LAT/LON will accompany your 406 MHz signal on the first burst, dramatically saving valuable time for your distress message to reach local rescue centers (for P/N 2798.2C).
  • Easily carried in a pack or pocket; small enough to be worn by skiers, hikers, hunters,  kayakers, climbers, pilots or any outdoor enthusiast.
  • Removable holster provides functionality, style and protection for your PLB; holster allows for multiple mounting options on backpacks, webbing, and life vests.
  • Full functional self test of internal circuitry, battery power, 406 MHz transmission, and GPS* acquisition (*P/N 2798.4 only).
  • Flat, stainless steel antenna wraps compactly around the unit for easy stowage; is easily positioned when needed.
  • Floats to avoid loss if dropped in water, exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements.
Size:   1.74 x 5.71 x 3.03 in (4.4 x 14.5 x 7.7 cm)
Weight:   12 oz.(343g) w/o holster; 13.3 oz. (378 g) with holster
Waterproof: 5m (16 ft) @ 1 hour, 10 m (33 ft) @ 10 min., factory tested @ 21°C (70°F). Exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements.
Operational Life: In excess of 24 hours @ -20°C (-4°F) longer in higher ambient temperatures
Typical Performance:

36 hours @ -20°C (-4°F)
20 hours @ -40°C (-40°F)

Battery Type: 2 lithium battery packs (2,500 mAmp hours @ -20°C),  5 year replacement life (11 year storage life)
Storage Temperature: -40°C to +70°C (-58°F to +158°F)
Radiated Power: 5 watts ± 2dB (406 MHz) / 50 mW ± 3dB (121.5 MHz)
Material: Engineered resilient impact polymer
Color: Chartreuse with green holster
Deployment: Manual
Operation: Deploy antenna, press both test buttons simultaneously
Accessories: PLB holster, GPS interface cable
Certification: Canadian and FCC Approved (Model: PLB-200/201)
Limited Warranty: 5 years


It is mandatory that you register your PLB. It's fast, easy and free.

When activated, the unique identification code in your PLB is linked to the registration database. This way, authorities can retrieve valuable information about you and your trip.

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TerraFix 406 PLB

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Beacon - Outdoor

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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.

Responsible Use...
The TerraFix™ 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.


TerraFix 406 PLB

ACR TerraFix 406 GPS I PLB-200 with Serial Interface only. Requires separate GPS receiver.
ACR TerraFix 406 GPS I/O PLB-201 with Internal (Onboard) GPS receiver - transmits coordinates automatically after an activation.

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