False alerts that are rectified must be reported to the AFRCC to let them know that the situation has been
corrected and everything is fine. Responsibly reporting these events to the AFRCC or your proper authority will
not incur a penalty, but deliberate misuse or not notifying the proper authority may incur a severe penalty.
TO REPORT FALSE ALERTS WORLDWIDE, CONTACT THE NATIONAL AUTHORITY WHERE YOUR
BEACON IS REGISTERED.
SECTION 4 – OPERATION
The ResQFix™ and MicrOFix™ 406 GPS beacon models are designed to be manually deployed and
activated. They are only to be activated when all other means of self-rescue have been exhausted. When
properly registered as required, the activation of the beacon tells Search and Rescue who you are, where you
are, and that you are facing a life threatening situation.
ON / OFF Button
Self Test / GPS Test
NOTE: If you notice the PLB is flashing the red or green LED and BEEPING periodically on its own, this
likely means it has accidentally been activated and needs to be shut off and reported.
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Figure 2 - Key Pad Functions
(Red LED) 406 MHz Only
(Green LED) 406 MHz
includes GPS data
(IR LED) Programming Interface
(Not owner accessible)