For those times when yelling 'Here I am' and flailing your arms won't get the job done.
- Its 406 MHz signal relays information to the worldwide SAR satellite network
- The 121.5 MHz signal relays your location to localized ground Search and Rescue operations
- On-board GPS accurately notifies rescuers of your position and is accurate to within 100 meters
- Bright LED strobe light is automatically activated when rescue signal sent
- Full-function test mode lets you know it is working properly without draining the battery
- GPS acquisition test mode allows you to test GPS functionality up to 12 times over the life of the battery
- Small, lightweight, and easy to carry in a pack, pocket, or on the included lanyard
- No subscription or activation fees required, but the device is compatible with the optional subscription service, 406Link.com so you can send periodic 'I'm OK' messages to family
- Note: device does not float; for a similar device that floats, check out the ACR AquaLink PLB
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Does anyone know the price associated with the battery replacement? I understand it must be replaced every 5 years by the company but I can't find the price anywhere.
I would contact ACR directly. I have heard it is between $100 and $200 but that was a quote on a more expensive model so I would think for this it would be closer to the $100.
Get Free Survival Gear ($210 Retail Value) with the purchase of an ACR ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon.
Limited Time Offer: Ends June 15, 2013
After purchasing your ACR beacon from backcountry.com go to the ACR website (www.acrartex.com) to download your rebate form.
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It's hard to give a review on a PLB without actually having used it. But from the perspective of design, this thing is great. It's small and simple; great to carry and simple to use--very important. Instructions on how to use the PLB is also printed onto the beacon in case you're panicking.
I would recommend you buying this just for the peace of mind of yourself and your family back home.
ACR has just annouced the creation of SurvivorClub.com, a complete program where they will replace any 406 MHz PLB (regardless of age) with a brand new beaon. Learn more at ww.survivorclub.com
Valid on the purchase of ACR Personal Locator Beacons puchased during September 1 thru October 31, 2012.
Get a Free 1 Year Subscription to ACR's optional satellite testing service 406Link.com ($59.95 Value) and a Free Firefly3 Strobe Light ($69.95 Value).
Just got my Resqlink from Backcountry.com and wow is it small and light. So much lighter and smaller than both my SPOT (1st version) and especially my ACR AQUAFIX (2006 model). Bought the Resqlink because it was cheaper than replacing the 6 year old battery in the Aquafix. Now I will carry the PLB with me on all adventures. Used to leave the Aquafix at home because it was too big and heavy to lug around. It is even smaller than my Spot which wouldn't be as effective in a real emergency anways. And no subscription fees also. Win win win.
Does this device have georeferencing to a remote computer as does Spot?
No, this is an SOS device only
What is the difference between the ACR SARLink 406 and the ACR ResQlink 406? From the product descriptions i can not tell any difference except for about $100. Thank you.
Check out the Manufacturers Promotion on the new ResQLink. Either $50 Rebate or Free Safety Gear. Ends May 31, 2012
how does 121.5 signal radiate v? Omni directional I hope .Could anyone using 121.5 raDIO PICK UP SIGNAL AND COMMUNICATE? OR IS DEVICE VOICE SILENT ONLY SENDING OUT SIGNAL ON 406 EMERGENCY CHANNEL ?i USE 406 IN AIRCRAFT BUT NO VOICE AVAILABILE ,;LOOKING FFOR 121.5 VOICE CONTACT.jOHN
The initial signal goes out to the satellite using 406 MHz, localized ground and air rescue then track your location to a much smaller radius using 121.5 MHz. This device transmits a signal only, no voice communication.
what does it weigh?
It weighs 4.6 ounces.
Does this unit have batteries that I can replace or do I have to return it to the manufacturer to have batteries changed? I would not buy a unit that did not have batteries I can change.
No you can't, ACR has approved replacement techs. Check on ACR's website or Facebook page and they'll give you a more detailed reason, but basicly it boils down to the fact it is a lifesaveing device and they go over the unit and replace the seals when they replace the battery.
First let me start by saying that I do work at ACR, but I am also an avid outdoorsman and I am absolutely loving the new ResQLink PLB. Previous PLB's that I have used were always a little too big to simply carry in my pocket and my fear was getting separated from my backpack should I actually need to use it. I finally got my new ResQLink last weekend and I tossed it in my jean pocket and headed out for an afternoon hike around the ranch. It fits perfect, about the size of a 2005 flip cell phone or powerbar. If anyone else has one let me know what you think or if you have any questions I can answer for you. I am a pretty conservative hike, but the peace of mind I have knowing should anything go wrong is well worth the price.
Took a little hike at the ranch this past weekend with my new ResQLink PLB. Fits perfectly in my day pack.