Designed for anglers, pilots, and backcountry sportsmen
Relays your position to a worldwide network of satellites
Helps lead rescue personnel right to you
GPS positioning (66 channels)
406 MHz signal
121.5 MHz homing capability
Just deploy the antenna and press the ON button
Built-in strobe light and test function
Runs up to 30 hours on non-hazmat lithium batteries
Manufacturer's limited warranty
Dimensions: 3.9" x 1.9" x 1.3"
Weight: 4.6 oz.
When all other means of self-rescue have been exhausted and the situation is grave, count on ResQLink! Designed for anglers, pilots, and backcountry sportsmen, it provides a safety net in case things take a turn for the worst out in the wilderness. GPS positioning (66 channels), a 406 MHz signal, and 121.5 MHz homing capability combine to relay your position to a worldwide network of satellites to help lead rescue personnel right to you—just deploy the antenna and press the ON button. Waterproof construction; built-in strobe light and test function. Runs up to 30 hours on non-hazmat lithium batteries (included). Manufacturer's limited warranty. Dimensions: 3.9" x 1.9" x 1.3". Weight: 4.6 oz.
Manufacturer model #: PLB-375.
NOTE: Make thorough preparations for any adventure; ResQLink does not guarantee you will be found in case of an emergency.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveinPortIsabel Peace Of Mind
I have a single screw diesel boat so I am taking extra precautions to make sure, should I have trouble, that I can call in the cavalry. I want the freedom and peace of mind to know that if I go as far as my fuel will carry me that I can still get help even though that's beyond radio range from shore. I don't think it's far fetched that I could have a catastrophic failure of my electrical system either. So I carry a battery powered radio, gps, and now a rescue beacon. I like the design and it stows handily in my console and it's ready in a moment's notice.
April 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Otter92264 Great Invention - Hope I Never Use It.
These beacons are a long time coming to the general outdoorsman. This ACR Beacon's small size and ruggedness means you will carry it with you. You can not use it if you don't carry it with you and this one is easy to carry. I like that there is no maintenance fee if you use it only for emergencies. I often ride my dual-sport motorcycle in remote locations in the Mojave Desert and sometimes alone. There is often no mobile phone service. If I break down, I may be able to walk out, but if I fall and break a leg, I have created a potential disaster. This device gives me and others who are concerned with me piece of mind. The system is managed by the US Government is also a plus as are the required biennial updates. Identifying the user and the individuality of each signal along with your entered personal information means you will get the right people notified and quick emergency response will occur. True remote search and rescue often involves aircraft and the secondary 121.5 mHz is a big plus for responding aircraft. I also take this unit with me whenever I boat or Jet Ski. I try to carry this unit on my person, not in a glove compartment or other place of storage. A belt or life vest mounted mini camera case or mobile phone case works great. As the years pass, these devices should become a common carry item for anyone who ventures into remote locations.
October 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by bearman peace of mind
bouhgt this unit for a backcountry elk hunt. spent 2 weeks in the forest alone 6.5 miles from the nearest road and felt great knowing that if something happened i had my plb to call for help. i would rate it at a 5 but have not had to use (thankfully)in real emergency situation.
September 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColoradoPilot Affordable peace of mind
I fly single engine airplanes in and around the Colorado Rockies. I went looking for an affordable PLB that I hope I never have to use. I did a fair amount of research and chose the ResQLink because of the price point, ease of use, compact size, and battery life. It goes with me on every flight, as well as every backcountry hike. The way I see it, it's a convenient and affordable emergency backup plan.
September 14, 2012
PLBs like the ACR ResQLink which use the NOAA SARSAT systems and are used only for reporting true emergencies have no monthly or yearly service fees. Replacing the batteries at the specified interval is your only recurring cost to own this device. You must also biennially update your information via the internet which is free of charge.
No subscription fee or registration fee is required for operation. Registration with NOAA is required by US law. A subscription to www.406Link.com, is available (and 1 year comes with the current free offer). With this optional service you can make sure your PLB, ELT or EPIRB is functioning properly prior to your trip through the same satellite system used by Search and Rescue.
I've heard different things about this: Is there any definitive evidence of this product's effectiveness in heavy forest canopy, down in a ravine, etc? Cuz it wouldn't do most of us much good if it only worked in flat land with a clear view of the sky.
With three levels of integrated signal technology - GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal, and 121.5 MHz homing capability - the ResQLink™ quickly and accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of search and rescue satellites. A built-in strobe light provides visibility during night rescues.
You can use this in the forest but to ensure optimum performance of the GPS receiver, the beacon needs to have an unobstructed view of the sky.