Beware of Australian coded beacons sold online in New Zealand
Ask the seller what country the unit is coded for, otherwise you will have to register your beacon in another Country.
Choose a New Zealand coded beacon
Registering your Personal Locator Beacon is required by law in New Zealand
Every beacon is coded for a Country
beacons can only be registered in the country that it is coded to
All PLBs can be used worldwide,
if you are based in NZ your beacon should be a ‘New Zealand coded beacon’
Our Personal Locator Beacons are all pre-programmed for registration with the New Zealand country code. Whilst it will function anywhere around the world, the initial point of contact during an emergency situation would be the New Zealand Search and Rescue authorities with whom the PLB will be registered.
Registering your Personal Locator Beacon is required by law in New Zealand. 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.
PLBs have been proven, tried and tested in some of the world's most remote locations and treacherous conditions. Even in extreme conditions and situations
All our Beacons are easy to operate, Just deploy the antenna and press the ON button.
A PLB should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger to life. False alerts endanger lives and cause expensive disruption to Search and Rescue services.
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