reprogrammed for that country (if necessary). For a list of the national authorities in your area, please view
Registration in the United States
It is your responsibility to register your 406 MHz beacon(s) that are programmed for and purchased in the
United States. The national authority that accepts registrations in the United States is the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
There are three options by which the beacon can be registered:
A. The fastest and easiest way to register your beacon with NOAA is to use the online registration database.
B. If the internet is not accessible to you, complete the enclosed registration form. Do not confuse this with
the ACR Electronics warranty card. Mail with the pre-addressed, postage paid envelope to:
C. Faxing your registration is also acceptable. Fax the registration form to fax # +1 (301) 817-4565.
Note that the information you provide on the registration form is used only for rescue purposes. Complete and
send the registration immediately. All registration forms will be entered in the 406 MHz beacon registration
database within 48 hours of receipt.
A confirmation letter, a copy of the actual registration and a proof-of-registration decal will be mailed to you
within two weeks. When you receive these documents, please check the information carefully, then affix
the decal to your beacon in the area marked "BEACON DECAL HERE." If you do not receive confirmation
back from NOAA in the expected timeframe, call toll free +1 (888)-212-7283 for assistance.
Registration in Canada
The national authority in Canada is the NSS (National Search & Rescue Secretariat). Canadian residents can
register online at http://beacons.nss.gc.ca/. For more information please contact the NSS at +1 (613) 966-1504
or +1 (800) 727-9414.
Registration in Other Countries
In countries other than the United States and Canada, 406 MHz beacons are registered with that country's
national authority at the time of purchase. The sales agent should assist in filling out the forms and sending to
that country's national authority. To verify that the unit is properly programmed for that country, view the UIN
label on the side of the unit. In the event that the beacon is not programmed for the country it has been
purchased in, the sales agent, (if properly equipped) can reprogram the unit for that country.
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For the fastest service, register online!
In the United States:
NOAA SARSAT Beacon Registration
4231 Suitland Road
Suitland, MD 20746
National Search and Rescue Secretariat
400-275 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2