emergency becons.............

Submitted: Monday, Aug 26, 2002 at 00:00
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anyone know where to obtain becons and approx what cost. Thanks
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Reply By: Rod - Monday, Aug 26, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Aug 26, 2002 at 00:00
Des, If your mean EPIRBS, then checkout any Fishing, Sports, 4WDirving Accessories shops etc or 4WD shows.
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Reply By: Ian - Monday, Aug 26, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Aug 26, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Des,

There are several Manufacturers of portable EPIRBS. I have a GME personal one which I take everywhere (the same as those hikers in the snowy used last year to help get rescued) the cost was about $375.00 2 years ago when I got mine.

THat particular type (the frequency that they transmit on) is only servicable until 2007 when CASA (civil aviation safety authority) will have new system in place.

Most fishing/boating shops should be able to get info for you or check out the web, plenty of info there.

Regards,

BB
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Monday, Aug 26, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Aug 26, 2002 at 00:00
Dic k Smith Electronics stores sell the GME personal EPIRB for $275. There's another brand advertised in 4WD Monthly. As mentioned above, these ones are being phased out over the next 5 years, but the new style won't be available from GME in a personal EPRIB until at least half way through next year. EPIRBs are supposed to have their batteries replaced after 5 years anyway.
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Reply By: Bob - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2002 at 00:00
Just a short note the epirbs in the $300 price generally run on the 121.5 Mhz frequency. This service will be discontinued in Febuary 2009 rendering your epirb after this period useless. They will be superseeded by the 406 Mhz beacons which at present are quite expensive.
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