ACR ResQLink Plus - Personal Locator Beacon


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The smallest buoyant PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) currently available. If things go sideways, the ResQLink+ is the ace you want in your pocket. Activation is simple: deploy the antenna and press the "on" button. The ResQLink+ uses a 66-channel GPS to calculate your position within 100 metres, and then transmits it on 406Mhz to two different satellite constellations, LEOSAR and GEOSAR, for speed and redundancy. The beacon also broadcasts a local signal on 121.5MHz that searchers can pinpoint once they're in your vicinity.

No paid subscription is required. The only additional expense is replacing the battery every 6 years. If you need to use the ResQLink+, ACR will replace it with a PLB of equal or greater value in return for the old beacon and your rescue story.

  • Simple 1-button operation is easy to use in the worst conditions: just release the antenna and push the on/off button.
  • 66-channel GPS signal guides rescuers within 100m of your location, and the homing frequency and strobe bring them the rest of the way.
  • UV-resistant, durable polycarbonate composite housing.
  • A built-in LED strobe helps rescuers on final approaches at night or in low visibility.
  • Batteries are tested for a ~30 hour runtime at -20°C, are good for a total of 220 self-tests/12 GPS tests, and last for 6 years on standby. Batteries should be replaced after emergency use.
  • Waterproof to 5m for 1 hour and 10m for 10 minutes. Exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements.
  • Approvals: Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, Canada, R&TTE, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Included Velcro lets you put the beacon right where you want it.
  • 5-year manufacturer warranty.
  • Free registration is required with the Canadian Beacon Registry to ensure pertinent information about you, your group, travel plans and medical history is available. Information can be updated at any time through

Tech specs

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Ideal for Emergency preparedness
Transmission duration 30 hours @ -20ºC
Satellite network used COSPAS-SARSAT
Operating temperature -40°C to +70°C
Message character limit

Character limit for sent messages.

Frequency (alert) 406MHz
Storage temperature -40°C to +70°C
Battery life (standby) 52,560 h
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.

Battery life (operating) 24 h
Dimensions 4.1 x 4.8 x 11.4cm
Frequency (homing) 121.5MHz
Replaceable batteries Yes
Electronic compass

An electronic compass allows the user to view their heading in situations where they are either standing still or moving too slowly for the GPS to detect.

Ability to test

Allows you to test the unit.


A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

Barometric altimeter

Barometer function helps forecast weather trends. An altimeter can provide one line of position for location on a topo map, useful if the GPS isn't working.

GPS data sent in SOS

GPS coordinates are sent in each SOS message.

Floats Yes
Delivery confirmation

Lets you know that your message was received.

Batteries Lithium-ion (included)
Check-in feature

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

Lanyard attachment Yes
  • COSPAS-SARSAT T.001/T.007 class2
  • RTCM SC110 STD
Made in USA