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Ocean Signal 730S-01261 RescueMe PLB1 (Personal Locator Beacon)The smallest PLB in the World w/66 channel GPS receiver &7 Year Battery Life New Zealand and Pacific Island coded

Ocean Signal 730S-01261 RescueMe PLB1 (Personal Locator Beacon)The smallest PLB in the World w/66 channel GPS receiver &7 Year Battery Life New Zealand and Pacific Island coded
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Ocean Signal 730S-01261 RescueMe PLB1 (Personal Locator Beacon)The smallest PLB in the World w/66 channel GPS receiver &7 Year Battery Life New Zealand and Pacific Island coded

Ocean Signal 730S-01261 RescueMe PLB1 (Personal Locator Beacon)The smallest PLB in the World w/66...

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What PB Tech customers are saying about this product...See More Reviews

"PBtech offered the most competitive price on what is currently the smallest PLB out there. Easy to order, quick to arrive, even smaller than I imagined. Very easy to register it...view more"

M
By: MerishaM 27/10/20
Verified Owner

"Great sized safety kit, well priced from PB Tech and set up for NZ"

G
By: Guest 15/10/20

"Of course I haven't used this little PLB- and hope never to have to .
But compared to my previous PLB it is a little beauty- very small and lightweight.
Operation looks to be sim...view more"

S
By: StuartP54 08/07/19

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Regarding FREE registration, here is a link to the appropriate page on Maritime NZ website:

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Personal locator beacon (PLB)

PLBs are small portable beacons typically carried by trampers, climbers, hunters and people working in remote areas. A lot of people use PLBs on small boats and for other water-based activities, but most do not float and may not be fully waterproof. Their aerials are often not designed for use in the water. Once activated, PLBs usually have a shorter battery life than EPIRBs.

 

Introducing the world's smallest PLB

- 30% smaller (typ) by volume
- Easily fits in lifejacket
- Retractable Antenna
- 7 Year Battery Life
- 7 year warranty
- High brightness strobe light >1candela
- 66 channel GPS receiver
- Unique mounting clip and flotation pouch


Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button. The rescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.

RescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognised worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service. When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location.

The PLB1 contains Lithium batteries for long operating life. Your battery must be replaced after the expiry date or after the PLB has been activated, even if only for a short period of time. Battery replacement must be done at an Ocean Signal authorised battery replacement centre. Your PLB will require little maintenance except periodic cleaning, if required. Always use a damp cloth to clean the case and dry thoroughly.

 

Beacons

Beacons (also known as distress or emergency beacons) are the most effective way of letting people know that you need urgent help and where to find you.

There are different beacon types designed for use in different environments.

- The Personal Locator (PLB) beacon is designed to be carried on the person and can be used in marine and land-based activities.
- The EPIRB (emergency position-indicating radio beacon) is the best type for use on boats and other activities on water.

 

Why carry a beacon?

- Due to New Zealand's rugged landscape and changeable weather, you can get into trouble very quickly.
- Radios, GPS tracking systems, distress flares, whistles, lights and mobile phones may be useful as a back-up, however, none are as effective as a distress beacon when you need help in an emergency.
- Distress beacons are one of the most reliable ways of signalling that you need help.

 

Choose the right beacon

Although they all work in the same way, different beacons are designed for use in different environments.

There are three types of beacons:

- EPIRBs (emergency position-indicating radio beacon) are best for boats, ships and other activities on water
- PLBs (personal locator beacon) are for those tramping, climbing, hunting and travelling to remote locations
- ELTs (emergency locator transmitter) are best for aircraft

 

Get a beacon?

Register your beacon

- It's free and easy
- Registration of your distress beacon is FREE and only takes a couple of minutes. Registrations can be can be submitted online, emailed or downloaded and sent through post.

 

It's the law

- Registering your beacon is a legal requirement.

 

It could save your life

- Ensuring your beacon is registered with the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is vital - a registered beacon means a quicker, more targeted response can be launched.
- RCCNZ may also be able to find out exactly who is with you, how long you have been gone, and whether anyone has any medical conditions. Rescuers will then be in the best position to help you when you are located.

 

Get familiar with your beacon before you head out

- moving your beacon - always make sure that it is in "safe" or "off" mode.
- Read the instruction manual and understand how to operate your beacon
- Check the expiry date for the battery, which is shown on the beacon label -Batteries should be replaced by your supplier or agent
- Make sure your beacon is registered and that your details are kept up to date
- Make sure it's easily accessible

 

Keep your beacon away from:

- equipment that may accidentally knock the activation switch
- magnetic sources, such as microphones and radio speakers (some beacons are activated by a magnetic on/off switch)
- high water pressure
- children who may accidentally turn it on

 

Accidental activation

- If your beacon is set off accidentally, phone RCCNZ immediately (0508 225 522).
- This will ensure a search and rescue operation is not launched needlessly.
- If you are unable to contact RCCNZ immediately, switch off the beacon and make contact as soon as you are able to.
- There is no penalty for accidental activation.

 

Disposing of old beacons

- Old or obsolete beacons need to be disposed of carefully, to ensure they are not set off by accident.
- Do not just throw them away, as a lot of time and money has been spent on search operations to dig beacons out of rubbish tips.
- The battery needs to be disconnected and the beacon disposed of according to local regulations, as many beacons contain hazardous materials. The names of distributors who dispose of old beacons can be found at www.beacons.org.nz.

 

Contacts -  Maritme NZ

If you have any questions about beacons, talk to our recreational boating team.

- Phone:New Zealand (toll free): 0508 225 522
- Email:  recreational.boating@maritimenz.govt.nz

 

Beacon Registration Form PDF

Battery Safety Sheet PDF

Specifications

Satellite Transmitter Frequency

406.040MHz

Tolerance

±1kHz

Output Power

5watts (nominal)

Stability

2ppb/100ms

Modulation

Phase ±1.1radians (peak)

Emission Designator

16K0G1D

Encoding

Bi-phase L

Data Rate

400bps

Duration

520ms

Homing Beacon - Frequency

121.5MHz

Stability

±50ppm

Output Power

25-100mW PERP

Modulation

Swept Tone AM

Emission Designator

3K20A3X

Modulation Depth

85-100%

Sweep Range

400Hz - 1300Hz

Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

High intensity LED

Output Power

~1candela

GPS Receiver - Sensitivity Cold Start

-148dBm

Sensitivity Re-acquisition

-163dBm

Satellites channels tracked

60

GPS Antenna

Microstrip patch

Battery Type

Lithium Primary

Chemistry

Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)

Operational Life

>24hours @ -20°C

Operating Temperature Range

-20°C to +55°C

Storage Temperature Range

-30°C to +70°C

Waterproof

15metres at +20°C

Drop

1metre @ -30°C

Dimensions

Height

77mm

Width

51mm

Depth

32.5mm

Weight

116g

Manufacturer Part No: 730S-01261 Brand: Ocean Signal Product Type: -
UPC - Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 0.06 kg
PB Part No: HHDOSN1001 Product Model: 730S-01261

Warranty: 84 months local warranty *
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Even smaller than I expected!

PBtech offered the most competitive price on what is currently the smallest PLB out there. Easy to order, quick to arrive, even smaller than I imagined. Very easy to register it online, just follow instructions. No cons so far, haven't had to use (luckily!) but so light I will take it with me anytime without thinking about the weight.

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Great sized safety kit, well priced from PB Tech and set up for NZ

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Small!

Of course I haven't used this little PLB- and hope never to have to .
But compared to my previous PLB it is a little beauty- very small and lightweight.
Operation looks to be simple- pull out the antenna, press the button, and wait for rescue.
With built-in GPS, they will know exactly where you are- no search, just rescue!

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By: StuartP54 08/07/19
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Looks great. Small, light, well made, comes with good mount clip. Hope I never have to use it!

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Your battery must be replaced after the expiry date or after the PLB has been activated, even if only for a short period of time. Battery replacement must be done at an Ocean Signal authorised battery replacement centre, supplier or agent
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Does this plb float? Asked by: Guest on 25 July 2017
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The rescueME PLB1 is provided with a flotation pouch to fit the PLB into to enable it to float. The PLB will not float in an operating position in the pouch.
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Ocean Signal 730S-01261 RescueMe PLB1 (Personal Locator Beacon)The smallest PLB in the World w/66 channel GPS receiver &7 Year Battery Life New Zealand and Pacific Island coded

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Features

Regarding FREE registration, here is a link to the appropriate page on Maritime NZ website:

Click Here

Subscribe to the PB Tech YouTube channel:

 





Personal locator beacon (PLB)

PLBs are small portable beacons typically carried by trampers, climbers, hunters and people working in remote areas. A lot of people use PLBs on small boats and for other water-based activities, but most do not float and may not be fully waterproof. Their aerials are often not designed for use in the water. Once activated, PLBs usually have a shorter battery life than EPIRBs.

 

Introducing the world's smallest PLB

- 30% smaller (typ) by volume
- Easily fits in lifejacket
- Retractable Antenna
- 7 Year Battery Life
- 7 year warranty
- High brightness strobe light >1candela
- 66 channel GPS receiver
- Unique mounting clip and flotation pouch


Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button. The rescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.

RescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognised worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service. When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location.

The PLB1 contains Lithium batteries for long operating life. Your battery must be replaced after the expiry date or after the PLB has been activated, even if only for a short period of time. Battery replacement must be done at an Ocean Signal authorised battery replacement centre. Your PLB will require little maintenance except periodic cleaning, if required. Always use a damp cloth to clean the case and dry thoroughly.

 

Beacons

Beacons (also known as distress or emergency beacons) are the most effective way of letting people know that you need urgent help and where to find you.

There are different beacon types designed for use in different environments.

- The Personal Locator (PLB) beacon is designed to be carried on the person and can be used in marine and land-based activities.
- The EPIRB (emergency position-indicating radio beacon) is the best type for use on boats and other activities on water.

 

Why carry a beacon?

- Due to New Zealand's rugged landscape and changeable weather, you can get into trouble very quickly.
- Radios, GPS tracking systems, distress flares, whistles, lights and mobile phones may be useful as a back-up, however, none are as effective as a distress beacon when you need help in an emergency.
- Distress beacons are one of the most reliable ways of signalling that you need help.

 

Choose the right beacon

Although they all work in the same way, different beacons are designed for use in different environments.

There are three types of beacons:

- EPIRBs (emergency position-indicating radio beacon) are best for boats, ships and other activities on water
- PLBs (personal locator beacon) are for those tramping, climbing, hunting and travelling to remote locations
- ELTs (emergency locator transmitter) are best for aircraft

 

Get a beacon?

Register your beacon

- It's free and easy
- Registration of your distress beacon is FREE and only takes a couple of minutes. Registrations can be can be submitted online, emailed or downloaded and sent through post.

 

It's the law

- Registering your beacon is a legal requirement.

 

It could save your life

- Ensuring your beacon is registered with the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is vital - a registered beacon means a quicker, more targeted response can be launched.
- RCCNZ may also be able to find out exactly who is with you, how long you have been gone, and whether anyone has any medical conditions. Rescuers will then be in the best position to help you when you are located.

 

Get familiar with your beacon before you head out

- moving your beacon - always make sure that it is in "safe" or "off" mode.
- Read the instruction manual and understand how to operate your beacon
- Check the expiry date for the battery, which is shown on the beacon label -Batteries should be replaced by your supplier or agent
- Make sure your beacon is registered and that your details are kept up to date
- Make sure it's easily accessible

 

Keep your beacon away from:

- equipment that may accidentally knock the activation switch
- magnetic sources, such as microphones and radio speakers (some beacons are activated by a magnetic on/off switch)
- high water pressure
- children who may accidentally turn it on

 

Accidental activation

- If your beacon is set off accidentally, phone RCCNZ immediately (0508 225 522).
- This will ensure a search and rescue operation is not launched needlessly.
- If you are unable to contact RCCNZ immediately, switch off the beacon and make contact as soon as you are able to.
- There is no penalty for accidental activation.

 

Disposing of old beacons

- Old or obsolete beacons need to be disposed of carefully, to ensure they are not set off by accident.
- Do not just throw them away, as a lot of time and money has been spent on search operations to dig beacons out of rubbish tips.
- The battery needs to be disconnected and the beacon disposed of according to local regulations, as many beacons contain hazardous materials. The names of distributors who dispose of old beacons can be found at www.beacons.org.nz.

 

Contacts -  Maritme NZ

If you have any questions about beacons, talk to our recreational boating team.

- Phone:New Zealand (toll free): 0508 225 522
- Email:  recreational.boating@maritimenz.govt.nz

 

Beacon Registration Form PDF

Battery Safety Sheet PDF

Specifications

Satellite Transmitter Frequency

406.040MHz

Tolerance

±1kHz

Output Power

5watts (nominal)

Stability

2ppb/100ms

Modulation

Phase ±1.1radians (peak)

Emission Designator

16K0G1D

Encoding

Bi-phase L

Data Rate

400bps

Duration

520ms

Homing Beacon - Frequency

121.5MHz

Stability

±50ppm

Output Power

25-100mW PERP

Modulation

Swept Tone AM

Emission Designator

3K20A3X

Modulation Depth

85-100%

Sweep Range

400Hz - 1300Hz

Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

High intensity LED

Output Power

~1candela

GPS Receiver - Sensitivity Cold Start

-148dBm

Sensitivity Re-acquisition

-163dBm

Satellites channels tracked

60

GPS Antenna

Microstrip patch

Battery Type

Lithium Primary

Chemistry

Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)

Operational Life

>24hours @ -20°C

Operating Temperature Range

-20°C to +55°C

Storage Temperature Range

-30°C to +70°C

Waterproof

15metres at +20°C

Drop

1metre @ -30°C

Dimensions

Height

77mm

Width

51mm

Depth

32.5mm

Weight

116g

Date Created: 19:47, 24-11-2020
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HHDOSN1001/Ocean-Signal-730S-01261-RescueMe-PLB1-Personal-Loc?qr=popular_related_products
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