The ACR Electronics AquaLink View 406 personal locator beacon is the boater's edge in an emergency. In those frantic moments, AquaLink View provides the calm assurance that help is being summoned.
This Personal Locator Beacon should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger, and only as a last resort when all means of self-rescue have been exhausted.
Please Note: This item contains a lithium battery and cannot be shipped to APO, FPO, U.S. Territories, international destinations or Hawaii, and are only available for in-store pickup in Alaska.
Made in USA.
406Link Basic: An optional subscription service, available at 406link.com, allows you to test your beacon multiple times through the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. You’ll get peace of mind knowing your beacon is working properly with self-test confirmation messages sent to your cell phone and email. With the basic package, messages are sent to one contact.
406Link PLUS: Also available at 406link.com, this service enables you to send your test confirmation message to five contacts (Email/SMS) along with a customized message. The AquaLink view includes additional testing capabilities including the ability to send up to 60 GPS tests which 406Link.com will include a hyperlink to your location.
|Batteries:||Lithium (5 year replacement life)|
|Certification:||Approved by FCC; COSPAS-SARSAT|
|Dimensions:||5.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 inches|
|GPS/Satellite detectable:||Onboard GPS/Yes|
|Location accuracy:||100 meters|
|Water-resistant depth:||16 feet|
|ACR AquaLink 406 GPS Personal Locator Beacon||$359.99 - $389.95|
|ACR SARLink View 406 GPS Personal Locator Beacon||$479.99|
This piece of equipment falls into a funny category. At 9.1 oz, it's heavy for gear that you may never use. If or when that time comes though, this little gadget is worth it's weight in gold. Picked this thing up when my employment for the NPS took me up to Alaska and have had it around ever since. Thankfully, I've never had to use it. The programmable messages are pretty neat as is the check in incase you decide to extend your adventure. The check in feature has also worked everywhere that I've cared to try it. I've tested other rescue devices for the Forest Service, and found that they rarely worked even on cloudless days on bald hill tops.
* Great piece of mind equipment. Whether for you or worried ones at home.
* Should bring the calvary in no matter where you find yourself. Extremely reliable.
* Very easy to use, especially if you're in a barely conscious state. Brings in help in three easy steps. Unclip the antenna, flip it up, and press the red button.
* Not a toy. Purchase this PLB only for emergencies.
* Heavy as a lead brick until you need it. Then it's light as a feather for what it is capable of.
I would recommend this to only the most adventurous or the most prepared. In a perfect world, this thing would never be needed, but if you need it, this PLB will be there for you.