ACR Aqualink 406 2882 Personal Locator Beacon Review

ACR Aqualink 406 2882 Personal Locator Beacon Review, 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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Yes, I know this looks like a kid’s cell phone from the 1990s.  However, the Aqualink Personal Locator Beacon does what it is designed to – helps you get found.

 

This GPS ready unit has been on the market for a few years now and garners favorable reviews. You can purchase this online at numerous online sites. There is a 5 year warranty associated with the ACR Aqualink that should put your mind at ease.

If you are any type of outdoor person - fisherman, boater, hiker, camper, river rafter, mountain climber, hunter, skier - you owe it to yourself, to your family to have a way to be found should any unfortunate situation occur to you.

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One unique feature about this Personal Locator Beacon is the personalization. You register this device as your own. Whenever the Aqualink is broadcasting (hopefully you will never need it, but if you do ...) there is a unique distress signal broadcasted that is associated with you. So, people looking for you will know both your location and who you are. Consider this. What if you have a medical condition that would be good for rescuers to know about before arriving? If your signal is picked up from a search and rescue airplane and identifies you. What if you had diabetes and your blood sugar was going low? Searchers are dispatched to your location. It would be in your best interest if they came prepared to deal with low blood sugar. I know I am painted a grim picture, but knowing that you have a PLB that could not only help locate you but save your like ... what is that worth to you.

This device effectively has three signaling systems built in. A powerful 406MHz signal broadcasts your distress signal to satellites. That's one. The built in GPS can provide your position down to 100 meters - about 300 feet. Not super accurate, but gets searchers in the ball park. That's two. The 121.5MHz signal provides homing capability plus a bonus lower power LED strobe light help searcher locate you quickly. That's three. And even before you begin your outdoor adventures, there is built in self testing capabilities to verify that everything is working as expected.

When you buy the ACR Aqualink you are getting a PLB that can float if you accidentally drop it in the water, a device with GPS, 406MHz and 121.5MHz trasnmitters, a LED strobe light, that measures 2.25 inches wide by 5.88 inches high by 1.49 inches deep. This device will transmit up to 35 hours and has a five year battery shelf life.

You owe it to yourself, your friends, your family to be prepared for an unfortunate accident that might occur. For a very small price you can have peace of mind that you are able to be found easier than if you were without the ACR PBL.

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