McMurdo Fastfind Ranger Personal Locator Beacon


McMurdo Fastfind Ranger Personal Locator Beacon

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A simple, subscription-free way to call for help. This beacon fits in a pocket or PFD, and transmits on 2 frequencies simultaneously once activated. The 406 MHz signal goes to both the GEOSAR and LEOSAR satellite constellations for redundancy. The 121.5 MHz transmission is a local signal searchers can triangulate on once in your vicinity. A manually-activated SOS strobe guides SAR personnel at night.

  • Transmits a unique identifier (Hex ID). If you’ve registered your details with the Rescue Co-ordination Centre. It speeds up response time and lets SAR teams know what to look for.
  • 50-channel GPS receiver pinpoints your location to within a few metres and embeds it in the signal to GEOSAR satellites.
  • Waterproof to 10m for 5 minutes. Will not float (optional buoyancy pouch not included).
  • Lithium manganese battery lasts 6 years in storage, transmits for 35 hours at +10°C or 24 hours at -20°C.
  • 3-stage manual activation prevents accidental turn on.
  • Self-test tests transmitters, battery and light.
  • Dimensions are 3.6 x 5 x 11cm.
  • Note: Not suitable for registration in Australia or NZ.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Emergency preparedness
Transmission duration
  • 35 hours @ +10ºC
  • 24 hours @ -20ºC
Satellite network used COSPAS-SARSAT
Operating temperature -20 to 55°C
Battery life (operating)

AA ratings using lithium batteries.

35 h
Frequency (alert) 406MHz
Storage temperature -30 to 70°C
Operating altitude 12,192m
Dimensions 3.6 x 5 x 11.2cm
Frequency (homing) 121.5MHz
Battery life (standby)

AA ratings using lithium batteries.

IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

Replaceable batteries No
Batteries Lithium-manganese (included)
Ability to test

Allows you to test the unit.

GPS data sent in SOS

GPS coordinates are sent in each SOS message.

Check-in feature

Allows you to send a 'check-in' message to let people know you are safe.

Floats No
Delivery confirmation

Lets you know that your message was received.

Lanyard attachment Yes
  • RTCM SC110 STD
  • NSS-PLB06
  • ETSI EN 302-152-1
  • COSPAS-SARSAT T.001/T.007 class2
  • AS/NZS 4280.2
Made in United Kingdom