Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB1 (Cat2)

Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB1 (Cat2)

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Global Coverage

Keep in contact anywhere on the planet with this device.  Simply get a clear line of sight to the sky and you'll be able to take advantage of its features.

SOS Function

Have added peace of mind by settting up the designated SOS button on this device.  You can either set this up to send to friends, family or colleagues or alternatively why not be super safe and sign up to GEOS emergency response (GEOS service not available on PLBs or EPIRBs)

Dust & Water Resistant

One of the more rugged devices, this unit has a very high Ingress Protection (IP) rating. See Specification for the exact rating.

GPS Compatible

Taking advantage of the GPS constellation this device with give you pin point accuracy when sending out a position report.

Strobe Light

A Strobe Light provides added visibility for using the device at sea or during the night.

Subscription Free

There is no additional subscription or registration fees after the purchase of this device.

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£318.00 (Inc. VAT) £265.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Ocean Signal's rescueME EPIRB1 is a GPS enabled rescue beacon which automatically activates when immersed in water or manually by releasing it from a bracket and pressing the 'ON' button to send your location to emergency services wherever you are in the world.

Cat 2 EPIRBs require manual deployment to be activated in the event of a vessel sinking.

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£318.00 (Inc. VAT) £265.00 (Ex. VAT)

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Ocean Signal EPIRB1 rescueME automatically activates when immersed in water sending your GPS location to emergency services wherever you are in the world.

Providing peace of mind for those at sea the rescueME EPIRB1 has an excellent 10 year battery life and transmits location for up to 48 hours once activated.

Cat 2 EPIRBs require manual deployment to be activated in the event of a vessel sinking.

Ocean Signal EPIRB1 Key Features:

Activation

Category 2 beacons such as the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 require manual deployment for activation in the event of a vessel sinking. Simply release this EPIRB1 from the bracket on your vessel, extend the antenna and press the ON put. This EPIRB will also activate when immersed in water (not available in Australia and New Zealand)

GPS Transmission

Upon initiation of a distress call, the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 built-in GPS will fix your position to within a few meters and then utilizes a powerful 406 MHz signal to relay your distress call to orbiting satellites. When triggered, the GlobalFIX™ V4 broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that not only tells rescuers where you are, but who you are. This is typically within 5 minutes, but can be up to 45 minutes depending on satellite coverage.

An additional feature is the 121.5 MHz secondary homing transmitter which means that once Search and Rescue teams have been deployed, they are able to home in on your exact location. 

Coverage

EPIRBs have been proven, tried and tested in some of the world's most remote locations and treacherous conditions. Even in extreme conditions and situations, the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 activates easily.

Subscription Free

Unlike most satellite enabled notification devices, the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 requires no monthly or annual subscription, making it one of the most cost effective GPS enabled emergency beacons available for long term use. The EPIRB1 does not rely on commercial call centres, meaning your request for help is received directly by Search and Rescue authorities. 

Strobe Light

This Ocean Signal EPIRB1 features two high brightness strobes to increase visibility in low light conditions.

Operation and Battery Life 

Once an emergency request has been initiated, the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 offers a minimum 48hr continuous operation and a 10-year battery storage life. The battery must also be replaced if the EPIRB has been activated. 

Registration

Registering your Ocean Signal EPIRB is required by law in most countries. Registering is very important because should your beacon ever be activated, it is how Search and Rescue Teams will know who you are, and contacts provided may be able to supply information about your specific travel plans. In the absence of this information, it may take longer for a search-and-rescue operation to begin.

Some national authorities require a completed registration application form to be submitted by letter or fax, others offer an online registration. For more information, visit the emergency beacon registration database IBRD at www.406registration.com and also www.cospas-sarsat.org. The addresses of the national authorities are listed on these sites.

Programming

All PLB’s and EPIRBs sold by GTC are pre-programmed with the UK country code. Whilst they will function anywhere around the world, the initial point of contact during an emergency situation would be the UK Search & Rescue authorities with whom the device would be registered. Please contact us if you wish to have your EPIRB shipped with configuration for use in a country other than UK.

This EPIRB should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger to life. False alerts endanger lives and cause expensive disruption to Search & Rescue services. Deliberate misuse of the device could result in a penalty.

Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB1 Coverage
General Specifications
Dimensions 17.8 x 8.9 x 10cm
Weight 422g
Battery Type Lithium Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)
Operating Battery Life Up to 48hrs at -20°C (-4°F)
Operating Temperature Range -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature Range -30°C to +70°C
Waterproof 10m depth
Strobe Light Dual High Intensity LED, 20-30 flash rate per minute
Standards Cospas Sarsat T.001/T.007 IEC61097-2, RTCM SC11000, IC RSS287
Satellite Transmitter
Frequrency 406.040MHz, 12Watts (Max EIRP)
Output Power 12W max EIRP
Modulation Phase ±1.1 Radians Pk
Encoding Biphase L
Rate 400 bps
Homing Beacon Transmitter
Frequency 121.5MHZ
Output Power 40mW±2dB
Modulation Swept Tone AM (3K20A3X
Modulation Depth ~97%
Frequency Stability ±50ppm
Duty Cycle ~35%
Key Features
66 Channel
Dual High Intensity LED Strobe
Microstrip Patch GPS Antenna
Meets Cospas Sarsat T.001, T.007 standards
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