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Ocean Signal rescueME 406MHz GPS PLB1 Locator Beacon

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  • As you can see the Australian 50 cent coin is about a quarter of the PLBs size. The pouch is attached to it with the lanyard. Incase it is activated in the water the unit will float because of the attchment
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RRP: $345.00
$289.00 (You save $56.00)
Pricing includes delivery to Au / NZ | Despatched within 1 business day

 Product Description

Introducing the world’s smallest PLB1

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  • 30% smaller (type) by volume
  • Lightweight at 116grm
  • Free Fluro Yellow flotation pouch attached
  • Easily fits in lifejacket, shirt pocket, backpack, hiking gear, 4x4 glove box
  • Retractable Antenna
  • 7 Year Battery Life
  • 7 year warranty
  • High brightness strobe light >1candela
  • 66 channel GPS receiver
  • Unique mounting clip and flotation lanyard
  • Waterproof to 15 metres
  • Drop Test to 1 metre

Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button.

The rescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.

rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognised worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service.

When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location.


PLB1 Specifications 

406MHz Satellite Transmitter
Frequency: 406040MHz
Tolerance: ±1kHz
Stability: 2ppb/100ms
Output Power: 5watts (nominal)
Modulation Phase: ±11radians (peak)
Emission Designator: 16K0G1D
Encoding Bi-phase: L
Data Rate: 400bps
Duration: 520ms 

121.5MHz Homing Beacon
Frequency: 121.5MHz
Stability: ±50ppm
Output Power: 25-100mW PERP
Modulation Swept Tone: AM
Emission Designator: 3K20A3X
Modulation Depth: 85-100%
Sweep Range: 400Hz – 1300Hz 

Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light
Light Type: High intensity LED
Output Power: ~1candela 

GPS Receiver
Sensitivity Cold Start: -148dBm
Sensitivity Re-acquisition: -163dBm
Satellites channels tracked: 60
GPS Antenna: Microstrip patch 

Type: Lithium Primary
Chemistry: Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)
Operational Life: >24hours @ -20°C 

Operating Temperature Range: -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature Range: -30°C to +70°C 

Waterproof: 15metres at +20°C
Drop Test: 1metre @ -30°C 

Height: 77mm
Width: 51mm
Depth: 32.5mm
Weight: 116g 

Cospas-Sarsat: T001 / T007


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 Product Reviews

  1. compact and light

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Jul 2017

    Keeping pack weight down can be a challenge. This PLB is just right.

  2. Compact and lightweight PLB and excellent customer service.

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Nov 2016

    I purchased this for stand up paddling, kite-surfing, sea-kayaking and hiking trips. It is small, compact and lightweight enough to fit in my hand, easily slip into a backpack or attach to a PFD or harness. The beacon appears to be well made and in test mode, it is easy to use. I hope I will never have to use it.

    Skippersmate service was fantastic. The product was delivered promptly and I would highly recommend them as a retailer.

  3. Very small

    Posted by Ron on 2nd Jun 2016

    I looked around for a small epirb to slot into the pocket on my PFD. This seems the best/smallest out there. It comes with a small float bag to make it buoyant, but I just tie it into the PFD internal hook. Can't say how well it works as I've not been in an emergency.

  4. So far So good

    Posted by Unknown on 14th May 2016

    As my purpose was for having a PLB for emergencies in remote landbased locations, this fits the bill nicely. Small, compact and easy to use, long life, and able to be stowed easily without worry. As far as how good it works, I hope/plan to never find out. Received PLB following day from ordering, very quick.

  5. easy plb purchase

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Jan 2016

    I bought this plb and live in NZ, it arrived quickly and registered it with AMSA no problems at all.
    And a lot cheaper than buying exactly the same plb in NZ.
    Very happy

  6. looks good, good price excellent customer service

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Jul 2015

    I purchased this from skippersmate in Oz for use in New Zealand. Same item is available in NZ only for a rediculous higher price.... I did quite some research and I'm convinced that the item will work for me in NZ very well. I will just have to register it with AMSA in AU.
    If it was only 50bucks more expensive in NZ I wouldn't mind buying it from a NZ dealer, but it is much more than 50...

    In addition to what Peter wrote on his website on the topic I'd also like to refer to the following resource for Kiwi buyers: http://www.kask.org.nz/plb-or-epirb/

    On that website you can see what maritime NZ answered when really confronted with the topic.

    The PLB has a good size I believe. Not too large, not too small, lightweight. Shipment was fast and correspondence with skippersmate was super fast and easy.

    If I ever use it I will provide an update, but fingers crossed.

  7. Taking the time.

    Posted by Vincent W on 5th Jan 2015

    I called you about these PLB's and you gave me a good run down of them and so I have ordered through you. Thanks for taking the time!
    I look forward to receiving it.

  8. I'm impressed...

    Posted by Murray Pxxxx on 30th Sep 2014

    Hi there Just thought I would let you know how impressed I am with the service you provide. I ordered my item only a few days ago and it is already here in Western Australia. Most impressive!! Thank you

  9. service rating

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Apr 2014

    Ordered late on 6th April arrived early 8th April almost overnight service
    Both parcels arrived today thank you, ,
    Can't thank you enough as skippersmate service is the best there is.
    Fantastic feedback from order to door
    Lawrence(Gus) McGuinness
    Somerset Tasmania

  10. The Best

    Posted by M. Steele on 24th Apr 2014

    This PLB has got to be the best on the market ATM. Lightweight and simple. Its a full time companion to my Kayaking,Hiking,Hang-gliding, and Geocaching. Knowing that a rescue is literally minutes away in the event of disaster gives great piece of mind. The replacement battery and size sold me this device. I would hope that one day soon its all in every-ones mobile device. The only negative I can think of is the fact it doesnt float and should of come with some sort of buckle attachment for PFDs that dont support a quick easy connection.

    SkippersMate Comment:
    Providing unit is attached to the neoprene pouch supplied, it will float. The flotation pouch is a Au/NZ standards requirement for the units to be sold in AU & NZ.

  11. Both parcels arrived today thank you

    Posted by Gus M on 8th Apr 2014

    Can't thank you enough as skippersmate service is the best there is.
    Fantastic feedback from order to door

  12. Your Not Alone

    Posted by Stephen McMillan - Gold Coast on 22nd Mar 2014

    I do a lot of solo jetski riding and exploring around the South East Queensland waterways and close in to shore trips, good weather or bad. Having the "rescueME" attached to my PFD, along with the VHF & phone, I know in an emergancy that, a pull of the aireal and a press of the button on the "rescueME" and I'm no longer alone "Jobs done!". Easy to activate and small enough, not to be in the way. A must for have item!
    Would like to see a spare rubber retainer included. Reasonable price and fast delivery.

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