The world's wild and untamed lands draw you to their empty spaces, soft snow, and fish-filled waters. Serious solitude has its inherit risks, and the small, lightweight ACR ResQLink Plus 406 Personal Locator Beacon provides an instantaneous lifeline if you or your party get lost, injured, or stranded.
Tough, waterproof (down to 5m) polycarbonate housing floats on the water if you're involved in an aquatic emergency
Size and weight are similar to that of a cell phone, and it clips to backpacks and life vests so you won't be burdened by bringing it along
The 406MHz signal transmits through the fold-out antenna and then reaches two different GPS satellites to inform the closest rescue team of your location
Software enables you to check on your beacon's status with your smart phone
Once activated, the beacon transmits for at least 24 hours, depending on the temperature
Comes with Class 2 lithium batteries (non-hazmat, in case you lose it in the river) and operates in almost any weather (-40F to 158F)
Bright LED strobe shines through darkness to alert rescuers
Test function lets you ensure your ResQLink easily syncs up with the satellites
ACR ResQLink plus 406 Personal Locator Beacon Review:
This is so much smaller and lighter than the original SARlink plb. This one is less of a decision of whether to take or not, because it is so light. I always bring it, because it doesn't weight that much, and you never know when you might need it.