SmartFind G8 EPIRB is a Category 2 EPIRB meaning that once manually removed from it's bracket, the device will alert authorities that rescue is required. The G8 EPIRB gives greater location accuracy by receiving GNSS coordinates from multiple satellite constellations.
When the SmartFind G8 is activated it transmits a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency which is monitored by the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. The alert is then relayed via an earth station to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). With an EPIRB you can summon help wherever you are on the planet, subscription free, no matter how remote!
SmartFind G8 comes with a manual release bracket and features a self-test feature to give you peace of mind before setting off that your EPIRB is working. The battery life of up to 10 years provides a long term solution and excellent value for money.
Key Features of McMurdo G8 SmartFind EPIRB
- 406/121.5MHz GPS EPIRB
- International approval
- High brightness flashing LED strobe light
- Minimum 48hr continuous operation
- Up to 10 year battery storage life
- Comprehensive self test facility with battery use indicator
- Manual release bracket
- 5 year warranty
Registering your EPIRB is required by law in most countries. Registering is very important because should your beacon ever be activated, it is how Search and Rescue Teams will know who you are, and contacts provided may be able to supply information about your specific travel plans. In the absence of this information, it may take longer for a search-and-rescue operation to begin.
Some national authorities require a completed registration application form to be submitted by letter or fax, others offer an online registration. For more information, visit the emergency beacon registration database IBRD at www.406registration.com and also www.cospas-sarsat.org. The addresses of the national authorities are listed on these sites.
All PLBs and EPIRBs sold by GTC are pre-programmed with the UK country code. Whilst they will function anywhere around the world, the initial point of contact during an emergency situation would be the UK Search & Rescue authorities with whom the device would be registered. Please contact us if you wish to have your EPIRB shipped with configuration for use in a country other than UK.
This EPIRB should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger to life. False alerts endanger lives and cause expensive disruption to Search & Rescue services. Deliberate misuse of the device could result in a penalty.