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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
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magnetic 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
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can see it
Mount the beacon in its bracket with the rolled lanyard facing
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inward (facing the bracket)
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Follow the recommended maintenance schedule
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 float free mounting bracket and beacon
should be inspected for deterioration and/or residue buildup that may
affect the function of the beacon or automatic release. 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.
Y1-03-0233 Rev. F
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