While we recommend the ACR ResQLink Personal Locater Beacon (PLB), we hope you never get to use it.
Three integrated signal capabilities, the ACR ResQLink is equipped with GPS positioning, a powerful 406MHz signal, and 121.5MHz homing capability to quickly transmit your location within 100m to a worldwide search and rescue satellite system, all in a lightweight, compact and affordable package.
Easily activated by deploying the antenna and pressing a button, the ResQLink has two handy self test options to confirm unit functionality before you leave on your adventure. A built in strobe light increases visibility for authorities and the included pouch makes it easy to attach to a life vest, belt or backpack.
Tried and tested in extreme conditions, the technology used in the ResQLink PLB has saved thousands of lives and provides a level of peace of mind on top of good preparation when heading off on outdoor adventures.
Not sure how you'd review this item. I hope I never need to use it's capabilities. It is light, seems easy to operate, packs easily into my gear, takes up a very small amount of room which is important when packing for motorcycle trips. The registration process with AMSA was easy. So as I said in the title, so far so good. If I ever need it maybe the review will be in the national news, although now I consider I, maybe just a local small item in a country newspaper. If I get rescued then all good and I'll write a follow up review. Until then, Snowy's was easy to deal with, fast delivery, good products.
I was told that the pouch is make of material that will keep the "non-floating Model" afloat.' True?
Yes, there is a carry pouch included, but it does not make this particular PLB float.
Is there a point on the device itself where it could be attached to a lanyard or carabiner? I'd rather not use the pouch.
The ACR ResQLink PLB comes with a wrist lanyard attached and this can be removed if you wish to attach something else. The attachment point isn't big enough to put a carabiner through, but you could attach it to the existing wrist lanyard.
who can change the beattery,can it be done in newcastle,is it made in australia by an australian company?
As far as we can find, the battery for the ResQLink has to be changed by an authorised battery service provider. There only seems to be one authorised battery replacement centre in NSW (which I found through this link) which is M.O.S.S Australia Pty Ltd.
I've checked the packaging and is says this product is made in the U.S.A by an American company called ACR Electronics, Inc.
Your advertising says this works world-wide. Is that true? Or does it have to be programmed to work in, for example, South America?
Great question! Every PLB unit uses the same global frequency so there is no issue with the unit operating across the globe. The difficulty is that you need to seek the approval of local authorities to use the device in each country that you travel to. Once you have approval, you then need to register your details in each country that you visit to ensure they have your trip and contact details available.
The challenge is that some countries won't approve certain units for varying reasons. Manufacturers try to seek pre-approval on your behalf (you'll note pre-approved authorities in the specifications list on our website for the units we sell). If an authority isn't listed, this doesn't necessarily mean approval has been denied, rather that it likely hasn't been sought.
G'day fellas, What is the manufacturing/expiry date for the devices you have in stock?
I've just checked the stock we have of the ACR ResQlink PLB's, and what we currently have were manufactured in 2017.
Hi, Has this device been programmed to Australia?
I have just double checked on the packaging of the stock that we have, and yes this PLB has been programmed to use in Australia.
How long before the battery needs replacing?
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