406MHz MANUAL/WATER ACTIVATED EPIRB WITH AUTO RELEASE
MT603FG 406MHz Manual/Water Activated EPIRB with Auto Release & GPS is a Class 2 EPIRB with a 6 year battery life and comprehensive self testing functions. Its GPS receiver functions on 66 channels and reduces the search area down to 100m. Combined with a 121.5MHz VHF homing beacon, this dramatically decreases search time.
Auto release cradle deploys and activates the unit when submerged to at least 1m. The water activation triggers when the unit is out of its bracket and in the water, with the manual activation present for use at the boater’s discretion.
Complies with National Standard for Commercial Vessels 1st January 2019 requirements.
Zero warm up time further increases speed of recovery
Auto release cradle activates the EPIRB when submerged to 1m, even if the user can’t reach the unit
406.040 MHz, 5 W ± 2 dB, PSK (digital)
Operates on MEOSAR, LEOSAR and GEOSAR satellites
48 hour operation minimum
50 second repetition on coordinates signal
First 6 hours – attempt at least one fix/location update every 30 minutes
6-24 hours – a fix/location update shall be attempted at least every 2 hours
24-44 hours a fix/location update shall be attempted at least every 4 hours
Solid state strobe – 20 flashes/minute
Self testing functions:
Internal diagnostics with visual and audio user feedback (UHF test message, inverted synchronisation compatible with portable beacon testers)
GPS self test with visual and audio user feedback (UHF test message containing GPS coordinates)
COSPAS/SARSAT Certified. Internationally Approved For Worldwide Operation (C/S T.001)
Meets or exceeds specifications in AS/NZS 4280.1
0.7m compass safe distance
-20°C to +55°C operating temperature
LiSO2 battery (requires service centre/factory for replacement) with 6 year battery life
Battery must be replaced after emergency activation