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Foreword
Thank you for purchasing from ACR Electronics, Inc. We design, manufacture and distribute quality products knowing
they are used to save lives. Many of our products are required to be tested and approved by regulatory bodies
worldwide. We believe in going beyond those specifications to insure our products work when needed in real world
conditions. With proper care and maintenance your ACR product will last for years. It is important that you thoroughly
read this product support manual to understand the proper care and use of your ACR product.
ACR is proud to be certified to ISO 9001:2000, the International Standard for Quality.
ACR Electronics diligently works to provide a high quality Product Support Manual, however, despite best efforts,
information is subject to change without notice, and omissions and inaccuracies are possible. ACR cannot accept
liability for manual contents. To ensure that you have the most recent version of the Product Support Manual, please
visit the ACR website at www.acrelectronics.com.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 - PRODUCT FEATURES ....................................................................................................................................... 3
1.1
Getting To Know Your Beacon................................................................................................................................... 3
SECTION 2 - REGISTRATION OF 406 MHZ BEACONS ......................................................................................................... 3
2.1
2.2
Where to Register ........................................................................................................................................................ 3
2.3
Registration in the United States ............................................................................................................................... 4
2.4
Registration in Canada ............................................................................................................................................... 4
2.5
Registration in Other Countries ................................................................................................................................. 4
2.6
Change of Ownership or Contact Information.......................................................................................................... 5
2.7
Lost or Stolen Beacons .............................................................................................................................................. 5
SECTION 3 - FALSE ALERTS .................................................................................................................................................. 5
3.1
Prevention of False Alerts .......................................................................................................................................... 5
3.2
Reporting of False Alerts ............................................................................................................................................ 5
SECTION 4 - OPERATION ........................................................................................................................................................ 6
4.1
Activation (406 MHz and 121.5 MHz).......................................................................................................................... 7
4.2
406/121.5 Antenna Position ........................................................................................................................................ 7
4.3
Activation with GPS .................................................................................................................................................... 7
4.4
GPS Receiver Orientation ........................................................................................................................................... 8
4.5
Deactivation ................................................................................................................................................................. 8
4.6
Self Test........................................................................................................................................................................ 8
4.7
Battery Witness Seal Life............................................................................................................................................ 8
4.8
GPS Testing ................................................................................................................................................................. 8
SECTION 5 - ACCESSORIES ................................................................................................................................................... 9
5.1
Multi-Function Belt Clip .............................................................................................................................................. 9
5.2
Attachment Clip ......................................................................................................................................................... 10
5.3
Flotation Pouch ......................................................................................................................................................... 10
SECTION 6 - CARE AND MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................................................. 10
6.1
Routine Maintenance ................................................................................................................................................ 10
6.2
Battery Replacement ................................................................................................................................................. 11
SECTION 7 - THE SEARCH AND RESCUE SYSTEM ........................................................................................................... 11
7.1
General Overview ...................................................................................................................................................... 11
7.2
Satellite Detection ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
7.3
Global Positioning System (GPS) ............................................................................................................................ 12
SECTION 8 - TECHNICAL INFORMATION ............................................................................................................................ 12
8.1
Characteristics........................................................................................................................................................... 12
8.2
Applicable Documents .............................................................................................................................................. 12
8.3
Specifications ............................................................................................................................................................ 13
To avoid possible fire, explosion, leakage or burn hazard, do not open, recharge,
These products may contain lithium in the form of a battery. Shipping of hazardous materials requires special handling
and documentation. MSDS sheets, along with shipping information, can be found on our website at
Y1-03-0228 Rev. B
WARNING: Contains Lithium Battery
disassemble or heat beacon above +70ºC (+158ºF) or incinerate.
http://www.acrelectronics.com/hazmat/default.htm.
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