GME MT-403 AccuSat 406 EPIRB Manual & Water Activated , Class 2, Cat 2
Quick Overview: GMEMT-403 AccuSat 406 EPIRB Manual & Water Activated , Class 2, Cat 2 w/Bracket, MED & FCC Approved Non- Hazmat Battery
||GME EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) are completely self-contained radio transmitters designed for emergency use. When activated, they transmit an internationally recognized distress signal. They are designed to be used when the safety of you, your craft or your crew is endangered and you have no other means of communication. GME has combined over 20 years experience in designing and manufacturing EPIRBs to produce products that lead the industry in personal safety equipment.
GME MT403 series EPIRBs are a culmination of three years of extensive R & D by GME engineers. The end result is a radical new design concept that is not only a significant improvement on existing beacon performance, but dramatically slashes the cost of 406 MHz EPIRB ownership.
The GME MT403 406 MHz digital EPIRB is the latest exciting extension of GME's growing family of innovative safety products. A key feature of the MT403 series is the use of non-hazardous battery packs that are IATA compliant and allow for restriction free transportation.
The MT403 also includes a water activation feature. Once it has been removed from its mounting bracket, the MT403 will activate automatically on immersion in water. Of course you can also activate it manually if required. The MT403G has an additional 16 Channel parallel GPS receiver with top mounted Quad helix antenna to improve location accuracy to better than 100 meters typically.
Most importantly, the addition of a unique digitally coded message provides Search and Rescue authorities with vital information including the country of beacon registration and identification of the vessel in distress thus greatly reducing the incidence of false alerts and unnecessary deployment of valuable rescue resources.
An auxiliary homing transmitter is included in the MT403 series to enable suitably equipped Search and Rescue forces to home on the distress beacon.
||All GME EPIRBs have the following features:
Fitted with long life batteries capable of retaining up to 90% of their original Amp Hour capacity after 10 years.
Safety seal which serves to indicate that the beacon has never been turned on and the batteries have not been used.
Test facility to allow the beacons functionality to be tested without fear of accidentally transmitting a distress signal. The test actually measures the transmitters power output, not just the battery condition.