Aqualink PLB

Regular Price: $399.00

Special Price $369.00

Regular Price: $399.00

Special Price $369.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 5205A

Floating PLB



A Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is an essential item for any survival kit. By utilizing a built in GPS coupled with a 406 MHz transmitter, these beacons are able to alert search and rescue teams around the world of your location within minutes of activation. In an emergency, they could quite simply save your life.



Features:

• Nearly instant alerting of Search and Rescue forces

• Transmits distress signal with persona...Read more

Floating PLB


A Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is an essential item for any survival kit. By utilizing a built in GPS coupled with a 406 MHz transmitter, these beacons are able to alert search and rescue teams around the world of your location within minutes of activation. In an emergency, they could quite simply save your life.

Features:
• Nearly instant alerting of Search and Rescue forces
• Transmits distress signal with personal identifier code and GPS location
• Rescuers know who you are and where you are, within 100 meters
• Dramatically reduced search time compared to traditional ELTs
• Unaffected by terrain, obstructions or weather
• Works anywhere in the world
• Waterproof and floats
• No subscription Fees

Simple two stage activation: 1) Deploy antenna 2) Press the on button. Measures 2 1/4”w x 1 1/2”d x 6”l and weighs 9.1 oz. Made in the USA.

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Reviews
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Durability
4.5 / 5
Reliability
4.2 / 5
Performance
4.8 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.8 / 5
Value
4.8 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: I debated on this item due to its cost but when I considered the safety of my family and the crucial minutes for recovery in regards to survival - it was a no-brainer! I would highly recommend purchasing this item for the peace of mind it will bring to you, your family and your loved ones. Make sure to brief your passengers on the use of the communication radios, cell phones and the PLB. You may be familiar with how they work but the ones we carry in our planes probably have no clue what to do. I have a briefing card that reminds them of their part in a safe flight.
June 5, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Very easy to use/activate with excellent test results. Cons: None noted I must admit that I was surprised that the Aqualink was so easy to activate. I tested it using the 406Link and it was accurate to within a couple of feet. I occasionally fly over stretches of water, which is why I opted for this product.
November 26, 2012
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Compact Size - Floatable Cons: Subscription required for full functional test I hope I never need to find out how well it works
August 22, 2012
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: well built..great company...lots of options Cons: bigger then newer PLB's but I think it's more sturdy. I did lots of research and this turned out to be the best buy in PLB's. $50 rebate helped seal the deal.
April 19, 2012
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: small enough to fit in a flight suit pocket. registration was easy. just go to the website and fill it all in. It looks very durable. I did not rate reliability and durability because I don't have a baseline. I sure hope that it is reliable. I will really need it if I actually need it Cons: While it is supposed to float, I don't think that it will float with the GPS antenna facing up. If I am in the water, I will need to remember to get the GPS reciever clear of the water. The transmitting antenna will definitly clear the water if it is floating. I purchased this PLB for my work in search and rescue. Since I operate my airplane at low altitudes having a quick and easy PLB with GPS built in was imperitive. It is now carried in my Flight bag and will be put in one of my flight suit pockets when ever I am on a mission. It is small enough to fit nicely in a pocket.
May 23, 2011
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Why do you advertise Free 1 year subscription, when Aqua-Link advertises no subscription required?
Bob K on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The one year subscription is for a service called 406link. This enables you to send "I'm safe" messages to preset contacts through the 406 system. While it works fine, this does mean you are using the internal battery for things other than saving your bacon. Most pilots don't use the 406link service. You are not required to sign up for that service, and it's not needed for the beacon to function.
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