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406 mhz gps epirb beacon.
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TIPS FOR OPTIMUM DEPLOYMENT OF AN ACTIVATED BEACON:
When activating and deploying your beacon in an emergency, DO
NOT:
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Hold or clutch the beacon or antenna
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Operate the beacon while hand held, if at all possible
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Turn the beacon off for any reason, including to save power
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Activate the beacon if you have any other means of self rescue
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Operate the beacon inside a life raft or under any other canopy or
cover
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Tether the beacon to the bracket or vessel
When activating and deploying your beacon in an emergency, DO:
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Follow the steps to activate the beacon as described on the
beacon or in this manual
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Give clear view to the sky for best GPS performance
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Take the EPIRB with you if abandoning ship, provided there is time
to get it
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Tether beacon, using the lanyard, to the life raft and let the beacon
float (if in a life raft)
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Keep EPIRB upright for best signal transmission, either by floating
it, resting it or holding it in this position
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Manually activate the beacon if it has not been automatically
activated
5.
Turning off the beacon
If your beacon was manually activated and you wish to deactivate, return
the thumb switch to the "OFF" position. If automatically activated and you
wish to deactivate, remove the beacon from the water and dry the unit or
place the beacon back into the release bracket. The beacon normally
takes up to 12 seconds to deactivate.
If deactivation should fail, remove the four screws holding the unit
together and unplug the battery to disable the unit. Return the beacon to
ACR Electronics for service.
6.
False alarms
To prevent false alarms, it is important to be aware of how your beacon
can be activated. An ACR 406 MHz EPIRB can be activated by two
different methods. Whether you have a Category I or Category II, these
methods are the same.
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When the beacon is out of its bracket and wet, the unit will start
transmitting
When the switch is moved to the "ON" position, in or out of the
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bracket, the unit will start transmitting
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