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Old 11-06-2018, 12:41 PM   #127
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Default ACR Personal Locator Beacon.......




PLBs send a signal directly to authorities. This is unlike the consumer “SPOT” product. The beacon transmits a 406 MHz signal to satellites overhead. The beacon includes your location in the transmission from its onboard GPS receiver. It also has a bright strobe light that operates when the beacon is active.

There is no subscription fee for a PLB, but you must register it with NOAA after you purchase it. Note that it is a violation of federal law to misuse a PLB. They are only for emergencies where a life, a limb, or eyesight is in jeopardy.
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