Life Raft & Survival Equipment - ACR MINI B 300 ILS
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05-26-2006, 03:37 PM
What is the differance between this product and some of the other Epirbs etc.
05-30-2006, 05:10 PM
The ACR Mini B is an EPIRB. Its primary function today is for crew overboard recovery. The Minin B just like regualr EPIRBS broadcasts on the 121.5 mhz signal. With a radio directional finder you have the ability to hone in on this signals. All commercial airplanes monitor this frequency, and it is a distress frequesncy. Unlike today's EPIRBS the Mini B does not broadcast on the 406 mhz frequency. By febuary of 2009 all satelites operating on a 121.5 mhz frequency will be disabled for SAR uses. Therfore your MINI B will be useless for SAR purposes. Do not be disparged, pair this up with a radio directional finder, and you have one of the finest crewoverboard systems
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06-02-2006, 01:42 PM
So you are saying that this is better than running no Epirb? Will work until 2009? It is better to have this than no Epirb, right?
06-05-2006, 01:48 PM
Absoultely. It is better to be at sea with the Mini B than no EPIRB at all. It will always work. On Febuary 1 2009 the distress satlelites that relay the 121.5 signal will be disarmed. regardless commercial aircrafts monitor this signal, and it is a distress signal.
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