Category I and II Beacons-Manual deployment and activation
Both Category I and II beacons can be manually deployed by removing
the beacon from the bracket.
Once removed, the beacon can be activated by placing it in water OR by
lifting the Activation Switch to a vertical position, sliding it toward the
antenna and pushing down to the opposite side of the beacon. Activating
the beacon in this manner breaks off the Activation Witness Tab and
allows the switch to properly seat, showing the " ▌ " symbol (ON).
A Category I or II beacon MANUALLY activates with the following
1.) Remove the beacon from its bracket
2.) Activation method one: Place beacon in water
3.) Activation method two:
Lift the switch to a vertical position
Slide the switch toward the antenna
Push the switch down to the opposite side of the beacon (see
Category I and II Beacons-Manual Activation Without Deployment
The beacon can be manually activated while still in its bracket by placing
the Activation Switch in the ON position. Activation by this method
overrides all sensors and turns the beacon "ON."
Push the main switch up
90 degrees, slide toward
antenna and all the way
down to activate.
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Witness tab will break
once placed in the "ON"