STEP ONE - REGISTERING YOUR BEACON
Why is registration important?
As the owner of this 406 MHz beacon, it is mandatory that you
register it with the EPIRB national authority of your country: It is the
law. Please note that all 406 MHz beacons are required to have their
registration updated every two years by the owner.
Your unique ID code
programmed inside each EPIRB is
transmitted to Search and Rescue
(SAR). SAR forces use this code to pull
up your registration to find out valuable
information about who needs help.
HOW REGISTRATION WORKS:
All 406 MHz beacons transmit a Unique Identifier Number (UIN) when
activated. This UIN is programmed into the beacon based on the country
in which the beacon is registered, thus authorities are able to determine
which country's database will have your registration information. SAR
forces will have information as to who you are as the owner of the
beacon, the name and type of vessel that you have, your homeport, and
who to contact that might know of your current situation - but only if your
beacon has been properly registered. Valuable search and rescue
resources are wasted every year responding to false alarms, and
registering your beacon helps to resolve false alarms quickly.
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YOUR RESCUE WILL
BE DELAYED IF YOUR
BEACON ISN'T PROPERLY