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About the Locator Beacon

PLB Rescue Anatomy

How the Beacon Works

When you activate your beacon, it sends a signal to a satellite that then relays that message to the rescue authorities in the country in which the beacon is registered. The once that signal is received, the authority will then call us and ask us the details of the hire ie; how many in the group, any special notes about the hire, where their planned route of travel is etc, while that information is being forwarded to them, usually the GPS chip inside the Beacon has locked onto the GPS satellite and sent its coordinates to the rescue authority confirming your hire information. The rescue authority then tasks the appropriate local crews to go and rescue you. Simple - efficient - effective

GPS-Integrated Personal Locator Beacon

We Run the ACR Personal Locator beacons here , in the many years we have been using these beacons , we have learned that they stand up to the great outdoors of New Zealand, and when needed to be used in an emergency - THEY WORK!

They all are the new Generation 406Mhz Digital Beacons, but whats more... they have a built in GPS chip that when positioned toward the sky once triggered, will send the location of the beacon to rescue headquarters so that within minutes of setting the beacon off, they know exactly where you are.
They also have a strobe light built in to increase night vision capabilities of the search crews. This light can be seen for up to 15 kilometres

Click on this link to see specifications of the beacon we have for hire.


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