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Section 1 - Product Features; Getting To Know Your Beacon; Section 2 - Registration Of 406 Mhz Beacons; Registration Importance (registration Is Free And Can Be Updated As Many Times As You Want) - ACR Electronics MicroFix 2898 Product Support Manual

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SECTION 1 – PRODUCT FEATURES
The PLB-300™ (referred to as "beacon") is available in various configurations, as shown in the table below.
The ResQFix™ includes accessories oriented for marine/boating use and the MicrOFix™ includes accessories
more commonly used in outdoor and aviation activities.
Product
ResQFix™
MicrOFix™
1.1

Getting To Know Your Beacon

Antenna: Wrapped
around beacon.
Activation Button
Cover
Keypad:
(discussed in
section 4)
GPS Antenna
Location
NOTE: The appearance of your beacon may vary slightly from this picture.
SECTION 2 – REGISTRATION OF 406 MHz BEACONS
2.1

Registration Importance (Registration is FREE and can be updated as many times as you want)

It is mandatory that the owner of this 406 MHz beacon registers it with the national authority*. All 406 MHz
beacons transmit a Unique Identifier Number (UIN) when activated. This UIN is programmed in the PLB based
on the country in which the beacon was purchased. Registration provides the Search and Rescue (SAR)
forces with emergency contact information, and will speed the launch of a rescue operation. The National
Authorities use the information to verify if an actual emergency exists. Valuable Search and Rescue personnel
are put at risk and resources are wasted every year responding to false alerts. For beacons that are not
registered, SAR authorities will not know who you are, or who to contact regarding additional information about
your current situation. This could delay the launch of a rescue operation.
*The national authority is the governmental body that is responsible for Beacon Registration Database
administration in the country for which the beacon is programmed.
2.2

Where to Register

You must register your beacon with the national authority of your resident country. Verify that your beacon's
UIN is programmed for your resident country, regardless of where you do your adventuring. To verify the
country for which a beacon is programmed, see the label with the UIN on the back of the unit. Units that do not
have a country specified on the UIN label are programmed for the United States. If you should move to a new
country, you must register your beacon with the national authority of that country and have the UIN
Y1-03-0228 Rev. B
Model Number
Product Number
PLB-300
2897
PLB-300
2898
FRONT
Figure 1
Attachment
Multi-Function
Clip
X
UIN Label: Applied at the
BACK
factory, the 15 character
hexadecimal number is unique
to each beacon.
Registration Decal Supplied By
Some Countries: Once the beacon
is registered, the label goes here.
Multi Language Label: This
optional label may be applied
for ease of use.
Battery expiration label with the
month/year the battery needs
to be replaced.
Flotation
Belt Clip
Pouch
X
X
3

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