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STEP FOUR - MAINTAINING THE BEACON

Safety DOs and DON'Ts
1.
On a routine basis aboard ship, DO NOT:
Hold or carry the beacon by its antenna
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Mount the beacon in its bracket close to large structures or magnetic
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areas
Tie the lanyard to the EPIRB bracket or any other structure
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Obscure the beacon by placing objects in front of it
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On a routine basis aboard ship, DO:
Mount the beacon in its bracket in an obvious location, so that all can
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see it
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Mount the beacon in its bracket with the rolled lanyard facing inward
(facing the bracket)
Follow the recommended maintenance schedule
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Perform a beacon Self-Test monthly
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Follow up with beacon service if Self-Test fails
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2.
Routine beacon maintenance
At least every ninety days, the manual release bracket and beacon should be
inspected for deterioration and/or residue buildup that may affect the function
of the beacon. Part of the visual check includes checking the antenna for
tightness. Clean the beacon and the mounting bracket to remove any residue
buildups. It is recommended that the beacon and mounting bracket be wiped
with a damp cloth.
Carefully inspect the beacon case for any visible cracks. Cracks may admit
moisture, which could falsely activate the beacon or otherwise cause a
malfunction. Any cracks observed should immediately be referred to ACR
Service for evaluation. Call ACR Electronics Technical Service +1 (954) 981-
3333.
3.
Battery replacement
Battery replacement is due 5 years from date after the beacon placed into
service, or by expiry date on the beacon whichever is first. During each
inspection, check the time remaining until battery replacement is required.
The battery must also be replaced if the beacon has been activated for any
use other than the Self-Test.
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