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#1 longez360

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:36 AM

Any good deals out there on 406MHz locator beacons?
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#2 Lynn Erickson

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:10 AM

Any good deals out there on 406MHz locator beacons?

I am waiting to see if the ACK unit really sells for $ 560 when they get their certification. it is going to use the existing remote panel from the ACK or the Ameri- king units. ACK says it should be released in July. one drawback to the ACK is they use expensive battery packs but they are good for 5 years. the Ameri-king uses 4 d cell batteries. One of the problems I see with these units in a canard airplane is the antenna, the supplied antenna is made to mount outside on a metal airframe.
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#3 Lifessamsara

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:45 PM

Wayne and others:

http://www.landfalln...m/fastfind.html

McMurdo FastFind
Satellite GPS PLB
Personal Locator Beacon

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Bruce.

#4 TMann

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:01 PM

I've been using the 'Find-Me-Spot' for a couple years now. I clip it to the visor of the rent-a-spam-can and set it for track. It posts my position every 10 minutes. If I'm running late, my wife can log onto the site and see where I'm at. If I don't show up at all and don't manage to hit the mayday option, I can't be more than 10 minutes from my last plot. I'll still get the real deal when my bird is ready for it.
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#5 longez360

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:31 PM

The smokey is the Australian designed KTI Mini-Sat-G 406 PLB (with GPS). It has a 10 year battery life and warranty. The cert to COSPAS-SARSAT approval process has been ongoing for some time - now slipped to Aug 2009. $649AUD.
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Wayne Blackler
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http://v2.ez.org/fea...1-1/F0411-1.htm




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