These PLBs are held in stock and shipped from our NZ location. Estimated shipping time is 2-5 days.
All New SA2G PLB from KTI - Sets a Whole New Benchmark for PLBs - Now Available Coded for Registration in NZ
Australian company KTI has just released its all new Personal Locator Beacon - Australian designed, made and meeting national and international standards. It beats its competitors on a number of key dimensions that we think are really important:
It sends an updated GPS position to AMSA every 5 minutes ... the old bench mark was 20 minutes ... that means if you a drifting at sea or down a a river, your position continues to be regularly updated, reducing the time taken to rescue you.
It has a 10 year battery life and warranty ... the old benchmark was 7 years. So that's reduce the cost to around $30 per year!
In all other regards it matches the top of the range PLBs (66 channel GPS, ... and its more affordable than ever ... so why would you choose something else?
Ideal for boating, camping and tramping ... for any outdoor activity where you may need some outside assistance when the proverbial hits the fan.
Size: Compact, lightweight design
Antenna: Marine grade stainless steel, flexible, multi-position
Buoyancy: Self buoyant – no need for external flotation aids
Strobe: High intensity photo-flash LED
Activation: Simple one-hand activation
Carry Pouch: Camera style carry pouch with belt loop
Lanyard: Detachable with pictorial instructions and whistle
Mirror: Supplied with high reflectivity mirror
Warranty: 10 year parts and labour
Frequencies: 406.040MHz and 121.500MHz (homing signal)
Battery: Non hazmat LiFe02, 20 year shelf life, 10 year replacement
Size: 88mm x 64mm x 31mm
Accuracy: Limited only by COSPAS-SARSAT system
Approvals: COSPAS-SARSAT T.001 class II TAC 255, AS/NZS 4280.2
Protocol: Programmable to all applicable COSPAS-SARSAT message formats
Strobe: Greater than 1cd, 20 flashes per minute
Waterproof to a depth of 3 metres for 1 hour
Minimum 24 hour run-time
66 channel receiver
5 minute position updates
Accurate to 3.0m (CEP50)
Cold start acquisition time < 35 seconds typical
Chip style antenna design, highly resistant to detuning by nearby objects
Comes complete with lanyard and impact resistant case ... but floats without the case!
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I haven't tested this PLB (and hopefully will never have to!) but it looks great, is small, light and comes in its own good quality solid protective case.
I also found registration with the S+R center was easy.
This combined with a good price makes this look like a great option