Life Raft & Survival Equipment - ACR Globalfix Cat II
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05-25-2007, 03:47 PM
I just purchased one of these EPIRBS. The manual indicates that a magnet should be inserted into the bracket to prevent the EPIRB from activating when it gets damp or wet from a splash etc. Where do I get the required magnet? and Is this magnet necessary? If you store the EPIRB in a ditch bag, do you still need to keep it in the bracket with the magnet? Thx..
05-25-2007, 04:07 PM
If you purchased the Epirb Brand new, the magnet is installed in the bracket at the factory for you.
If you keep the EPIRB in a ditch bag, it needs to be kept dry, otherwise if out of bracket and wet it will transmit.
Be sure to register the beacon at www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov
05-26-2007, 07:16 AM
I'll have to take your word for it. It doesn't appear to be installed where the instructions say it should be, but maybe i just don't know what i'm looking at. The instructions indicated you had to install a magnet dependant on which model you had purchased. Hopefully all is well and it won't activate on accident.