Trying to buy a 406 mhz Epirb

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 21:49
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Hi all, I have just decided to buy a Epirb, as I am planning a trip on my own to some remote country. After reading up on them it turns out the new 406 mhz Epirb is a much superior option than the current 125 mhz model, which will be redundant in a few years. The problem is though they seem to be hard to get a hold of at the moment, and not wanting to waste my money on the older model I was wondering if any one knows where I can buy one ?
Thanks for any help.
Ozzy.
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Reply By: Member - Peter K (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 23:28

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 23:28
Ozzy
Have a look at AMSA's guide:
http://www.amsa.gov.au/beacons/index.asp
There are some announcments about an attempt to reduce 406 costs. Also a good guide on what to look for and pitfalls.
There is a site: http://www.epirbhire.com.au/ that rents them out and a pitch about why to rent rather then buy.
406 is a much better option, although an excellent step is to go one further and get a Gpirb - which will include your GPS posi in its distress signal
If you cant find a seller have a look at any major boating or aviation shop (http://store.yahoo.com/boatersland/index.html or http://www.aeroshop.com.au/.
Hope it helps
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Follow Up By: ozzy's - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:06

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:06
Thanks for the help, I'll check out the sites you have mentioned.
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Reply By: Member-The Camel(Vic) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 00:05

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 00:05
Hi ozzy, also check out C.H. Smith Marine, online they have them.
hope this helps
Gary
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Follow Up By: ozzy's - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:07

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:07
Thanks
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Reply By: wal - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 09:33

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 09:33
Hi Ozzy
I have a kti epirb model rb30 it has on the front 121.5/243mhz , thi is for sale at a good price if interested contact me. It's never been used thank god.
Regards Wal
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Follow Up By: ozzy's - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 16:49

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 16:49
Hi Wal;
Sorry mate but I am after a 406 mhz epirb, not the older model. Thanks anyway.
Oz
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