Worlds Smallest Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that global 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 recognized 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 identity to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services nearest to you are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location to assist prompt rescue.
30% smaller than the next smallest PLB on the market
Links via satellite to emergency services
Fast, accurate positioning
Free to use, no subscription charges
Close-range homing beacon to aid nal location by rescue craft
Easily attaches to lifejacket
Retractable antenna stays out of the way until you need it
Waterproof to 15 meters (49 ft)
7-year battery life (factory replaceable)
24+ hour operational life at -4°F
High brightness 1 candela strobe light
66-channel GPS receiver
Unique rubber strap and snap-in clip mounting mechanism (see image)
Supplied with free flotation pouch
Dimensions: 3"H x 2"W x 1-1/4" Thick
Weight: 4 oz (116 gm)
Operates on the global Cospas Sarsat rescue system
Compliant with essential requirements and other relevant provisions of FCC CFR47 part 95K; Cospas-Sarsat T.001/T.007; EU Directive 1999/5/EC
Heavy on the technical side...
When transmitting, the antenna on the PLB1 should be oriented vertically. This orientation is typically achieved by strapping the PLB1 to This orientation is typically achieved by attaching the PLB1 to the oral inflation tube of an inflatable PFD. In the water, the air chamber floats, allowing the antenna on the PLB1 to point upward.
When registering the PLB1, the 0 in the 15 digit HEX ID (UIN) is the number 0
You can use the PLB1 anywhere in the world. When you register your PLB1, make sure you give emergency contacts who will know where you are if you need to activate the PLB in an emergency. This aids the rescue authorities to make sure it is a real alert and will speed up your rescue
What is the location accuracy of the rescueME PLB1?
The Cospas Sarsat system uses two methods of locating a beacon:
The satellite system is designed to locate your beacon using the transmission alone. Initially, the accuracy of this fix is approximately a 5 nautical mile radius, but is typically much better.
The rescueME PLB1 has a built in GPS receiver which is used to encode the position in the transmission. When the GPS has a reliable fix, usually within a few minutes, the accuracy is typically within 100 meters of your actual position
Why is the flotation pouch permanently attached to the PLB1?
For use in Australia and New Zealand regulations require that the PLB1 must float. Because of the small size of the rescueME PLB1, the pouch is used to provide buoyancy and must be permanently attached when supplied in those countries.
If want to remove the pouch for land based use, cut the black cord. Leave enough length to make a loop to re-attach the pouch, or to attach a separate lanyard.
When testing the PLB, contrary to what it says in the Users Manual, I get two green flashes instead of one. What does this mean?
Although the Manual says one green flash, for a battery that has been used less than one hour, when testing, you will see a green flash, which is repeated again after a short pause.If the battery has been used between one and two hours, the indicator will change to an amber (orange) color. Over two hours and the indicator will flash amber two or more times in a close group, which will be repeated after a short pause.
The Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 can be safely carried on board a passenger aircraft as either checked in or carry-on luggage under section 22.214.171.124 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
The lithium metal battery in the rescueME PLB1 contains less than 2g of lithium and has been tested in accordance with 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests. Precautions should be taken to prevent accidental activation if placed in checked in baggage.
The PLB1 battery is replaceable after the 7-year expiration period, or after the unit has been activated. The battery is not user replaceable and must be sent to an authorized service dealer for replacement. Please contact Fisheries at 800-426-6930 for further information.