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Old 05-14-2016, 02:37 AM
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I bought ACR PLB last season. Curious what is the difference between the 2? Both send emergency signal to authorities? Is there a difference in the signal that the coasties receive that tells them 1 is PLB and 1 is an Epirb? Is it just PLB is for a person and Epirb for a boat?
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:56 AM
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Both worton the same 406Mhz frequency. Main difference is PLB is made to carry on your persons and can be used on land and sea nd can also transit a text message. Typically PLB will transmit for 24 hours, EPIRB for 48. EPIRB is registered to a vessel, PLB is registered to a person. You may find other features with EPIRB such as float upright, strobe light, auto deploy, ect.
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Is it just PLB is for a person and Epirb for a boat?

yes
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Old 05-14-2016, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by lyman24 View Post
Both worton the same 406Mhz frequency. Main difference is PLB is made to carry on your persons and can be used on land and sea nd can also transit a text message. Typically PLB will transmit for 24 hours, EPIRB for 48. EPIRB is registered to a vessel, PLB is registered to a person. You may find other features with EPIRB such as float upright, strobe light, auto deploy, ect.
Well said. The output signal strength us greater on the EPIRB as well.
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