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Old 07-30-2010, 06:12 AM
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I want to purchase a McMurdo Fastfind 210 PLB and found several used ones on Ebay. All show the battery date. I guess some people buy them for an isolated trip then try to sell them.

Any downside to this other than the usual with Ebay? Any problems re-registering it?
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I think you need the original password to change registration info. Make sure you get that from the seller.
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Originally Posted by nickmo View Post
I think you need the original password to change registration info. Make sure you get that from the seller.
From the NOAA beacon registration site:

How do I change registration information if I purchased a beacon from someone else?

First of all the person you bought the beacon from must have told us that the beacon was sold, in which case you simply log on to our web-based registration database (www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov) and register the beacon as a “NEW REGISTRATION” and complete the online form.

If the previous owner has not informed us that the beacon was sold, you’ll need to call us to assist you. You’ll be asked to provide some details about the vessel or aircraft that the beacon belongs to.

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Originally Posted by rhartjr View Post
From the NOAA beacon registration site:

How do I change registration information if I purchased a beacon from someone else?

First of all the person you bought the beacon from must have told us that the beacon was sold, in which case you simply log on to our web-based registration database (www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov) and register the beacon as a “NEW REGISTRATION” and complete the online form.

If the previous owner has not informed us that the beacon was sold, you’ll need to call us to assist you. You’ll be asked to provide some details about the vessel or aircraft that the beacon belongs to.

Ray
Thanks Ray. I had looked at the general NOAA site that deals with registration, but not the actual registration site. Guess it helps if you have a helpful seller. One I saw says the registration has been cancelled.
Old 07-30-2010, 08:24 AM
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I bought one that was brand new last year from e-bay. I believe it was an ACR....Had no issues with registration or anything and wound up saving about $100 over getting it from a local store.

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