McMurdo Fast Find Ranger PLB


McMurdo Fast Find Ranger PLB

Emergency Communication

McMurdo Fast Find Ranger PLB 
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McMurdo Fast Find Ranger PLB

McMurdo Fast Find Ranger PLB


The McMurdo Fast Find PLB is a potentially life saving piece of equipment that should be carried by those heading into remote areas with little or no chance of communication other than by Satellite.

FAST FIND RANGER PLB is a lifesaving distress beacon with impact resistant rugged casing, designed especially for people heading to the outdoors.

The FAST FIND RANGER PLB uses advanced technology packed into a simple, lightweight, palm sized unit. Using the dedicated 406MHz frequency, RANGER transmits your unique ID and precise GPS location to the global network of search and rescue satellites (COSPAS/SARSAT). Within minutes rescuers are alerted to your situation and receive regular updates. Finally, emergency services can home in on RANGER’s 121.5MHz transmission to find you. Explore the world with peace of mind. If you find yourself in a remote area without any other form of communication, activating your FAST FIND RANGER will summon emergency assistance.

Once activated, the FAST FIND RANGER transmits a unique ID via the global 406 MHz search and rescue satellite network. The local Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre (ARCC), which in the case of the UK is at Kinloss Barracks in the north of Scotland, then forwards details of the emergency to the appropriate local Search And Rescue (SAR) services. The FAST FIND RANGER features an inbuilt GPS receiver that can pinpoint your location to within a few metres and its 121.5 MHz secondary homing transmitter means that once SAR teams are in the vicinity they are able to home in on your exact location.The RANGER is subscription-free and does not rely on commercial call centres.

Before taking the Ranger PLB away on an adventure, it first has to be registered with the Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) and registration details maintained. This is because upon activation, MCA/ARCC will try to make contact with you and your Emergency Point of Contact (EPOC) from your registration details. Once sufficient information has been obtained, search & rescue resources may be sent to your location. In the event of contact details being out of date, there is the possibility that an emergency activation could not be treated seriously.

This product is not a toy, it is a serious piece of emergency equipment that should only be bought and used by responsible people.


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Standards
COSPAS-SARSAT T.001/T.007 class2
RTCM SC110 STD 11010.2
ETSI EN 302-152-1
AS/NZS 4280.2
NSS-PLB06
Sealing depth Immersion
to 10m (30ft) for 5 mins
Operating temperature
-20 to +55ºC (-4 to +131ºF)
Storage temperature
-30 to +70ºC (-22 to +158ºF)
Altitude
12
192m (40
000ft)
Buoyancy
Category 2 will not float
(optional buoyancy pouch available)
Battery type
Lithium Manganese
Transmit duration
> 35 hours @ +10ºC (50ºF)
> 24 hours @ -20ºC (-4ºF)
Battery life (storage)
6 years
Battery replacement
Service center
Battery Use
Logged by microprocessor
Frequency
406.037MHz (alert) / 121.5MHz (homer)
Power
> 5W (alert) / > 50mW (homer) nominal
Unique ID Number
Factory or dealer programmed
GPS
Type 50 channel
ceramic patch antenna
Size
36 x 50 x 112mm (1.42” x 1.97” x 4.40”)
Weight
164g (5.8oz)
Indicator Light
High brightness LED signal light
SOS
flash light Morse code
SOS flash pattern
30 operations
Activation
Manual
three stage
Self-test Tests
transmitters
battery and light