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406 GPS Personal Locator Beacon

Category 2 PLB
Product No. 2898
Model No.: PLB-300

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  • Transmits on 406 MHz via the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system with your registered, unique, digitally coded distress signal and 121.5 MHz (SAR homing frequency).
  • Onboard 12 channel parallel GPS acquires then transmits LAT/LON when the unit is activated, dramatically saving valuable time for your distress message to reach local rescue centers and providing rescue agencies with your exact position to within 110 yards (100 meters).
  • Smallest and most functional PLB available; can be easily carried in a pack or pocket; small enough to be worn by skiers, hikers, hunters, kayakers, climbers, pilots, snowmobilers or any other outdoor enthusiast.
  • Lanyard and removable holster provide functionality and allow for multiple mounting options on backpack, belt, webbing and life vest.
  • Full functional self test of internal circuitry, battery voltage & power, 406 MHz transmission, and GPS acquisition.
  • Flat, stainless steel antenna wraps compactly around the unit for easy stowage; and is ready for rapid deployment.
  • Exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements.
Size: 1.4 x 5.85 x 2.21 in (3.6 x 1.49 x 5.6 cm)
Weight: 10 oz (283g) with lanyard
Batteries: Class 2 lithium battery packs, (non-hazmat)
min. transmit 24 hrs @ -20°C
5 year replacement life (11 year storage)
Material: Engineered polycarbonate blend
Color: Hi-Viz ACRtreuse
Storage: -40°F to +158°F (-40°C to +70°C)
Deployment: Manual
Activation: Manual
Operation: 2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button, giving clear view of sky
Waterproof: 16.5 ft (5 m) @ 1 hr., 33 ft (10 m) @ 10 min.
Factory tested @ 70°F
Exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements
Certification: COSPAS-SARSAT, FCC, Canada, Europe
Limited Warranty: 5 years
Radiated Power: 5 watts +2dB (406 MHz) 50 mW +3dB (121.5 MHz)
Operational Life: In excess of 24 hours @ -20°C (-4°F)
Typical performance is: 40 hrs @ -4°F (-20°C)
8 hrs @ -40°F (-40°C)
Longer in higher ambient temperatures

Did You Know…

406 MHz technology has been around since 1982 and is credited with saving over 20,300 lives worldwide.

In 2006, of the 105 incidents in the US, 272 people are alive, thanks to the COSPAS-SARSAT system.


It is mandatory that you register your PLB. It’s fast, easy and free atwww.beaconregistration.noaa.gov

When activated, the unique identification code in your PLB is linked to the registration database. This way authorities can retrieve valuable information about you and your trip.

Responsible Use…

The MicrOFix™ is a satellite signaling device of last resort, for use when all other means of self rescue have been exhausted, where the situation is grave and imminent loss of life, limb, eyesight, or valuable property will occur without assistance.