An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency via satellite and earth stations to the nearest rescue co-ordination center. It also send emergency signals to VHF radios.
The GME MT403G Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is equipped with manual or automatic activation in water and a 16 channel GPS. The GPS enables the rescue services to accurately locate the position of Romar to +/- 50 meters. It is marked with retro-reflective tape for increased visibility.
- Type: MT403G
- Material: UV stabilized plastic chassis
- Dimension H 260 x W 102 x D 83 mm
- Weight: 545 g (plus 98 g for bracket)
- Battery life time: 6 years
- Operating duration: 48 hours minimum
- Delay: Signals commerce 60 seconds after activation
- VHF: 121.5 MHz, 50 mW +/-3 dB, PSK (digital)
- UHF: 406,028 MHz, 5W +/-2 dB, PSK (digital)
- Strobe: 20 flashes/minute
- Operating temperature: -20 to + 55°C
- Storage temperature: -30 to + 70°C
- 16 channel GPS receiver
- Approval: MED