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MT400 406 MHz EPIRB Manual Activation
Australian & New Zealand model only - Not for sale in the United States or Europe.
The GME MT400 406 MHz digital EPIRB is the culmination of years of extensive R & D by GME engineers. The end result is a radical new design concept that is not only a significant improvement on existing beacon performance, but dramatically slashes the cost of 406 MHz EPIRB ownership.
Advantages of a 406 MHZ EPIRB over the older analogue EPIRBs include, world wide coverage, position location accuracy to within 5 kms and a more stable transmitted signal resulting in faster response time. Most importantly, the addition of a unique digitally coded message provides Search and Rescue authorities with vital information including the country of beacon registration and identification of the vessel in distress, thus greatly reducing the incidence of false alerts and unneccesary deployment of valuable rescue resources.
An auxiliary homing transmitter is included in the MT400 to enable suitably equipped Search and Rescue vessels to home in on the distress beacon.
- Unrivaled in Technology, Performance and Price.
- COSPAS-SARSAT worldwide operation.
- Ground breaking microprocessor based design, delivers unparalleled performance and value.
- Meets AS/NZ 4280.1:2003 standards. C/S T.001/007.
- Zero warm-up Digital Technology.
- Antenna deploys automatically when the unit is removed from the quick-release mounting bracket
- High intensity solid state strobe.
- 6 + 6 Year battery life (see http://www.gme.net.au/products/emergency-beacons/battery-replacement/REPLACEMENT for full details).
- Rugged, lightweight, easy-to-mount, compact design.
- 6 Year GME Warranty.
- Easy, in-built self-test with audio / visual alert.
- Class 2 international accredited specification.
|MODES OF OPERATION|
|Activated||UHF (406) and VHF (homer) complete with high intensity strobe and audible activation alert|
|Self Test||Comprehensive internal diagnostics with visual and audible operator feedback. UHF test message (inverted synchronization compatible with portable beacon testers).|
|Activation||Manually by operator|
|Bracket Type||Manual release|
|Duration||48 hours minimum|
|Transmission Delay||121.5 and 406 MHz distress signals commence 60 seconds after activation|
|Warm Up||None required (due to digital frequency generation)|
|VHF||121.5 MHz 50 mW ± 3 dB swept tone AM|
|UHF||406.028 MHz* 5 W ± 2 dB PSK (digital)|
|Strobe||20 flashes/minute at > 0.75 cd effective intensity|
|COPAS-SARSAT Certified to C/S T.001 (Class 2) requirements|
|Repetition Period||50 s mean|
|Replacement Period||Prior to expiry date marked on case|
|Replacement Method||Service centre or factory only (non-user replaceable)|
|Chemistry||LiSO2 (2.4 g Lithium per cell)|
|No./Size||2 D size cells|
|Operating||-20˚C to +55˚C|
|Storage||-30˚C to +70˚C|
|Weight||555g (plus 98g for bracket)|
|Dimensions||102 (W) x 260 (H) x 83 (D) mm max. when stowed in bracket|
|Materials||UV stabilized plastic chassis|
|Performance||IEC 61097; IEC 60945; AS/NZS 4280.1; ETSI EN 300 066|
|Retention Lanyard||Buoyant type approximately 5.5m long|
|Reflector||SOLAS retro-reflective tape encircling unit above waterline|
|Solid State Strobe||High reliability solid state design exceeds IMO requirements|
|Antenna||Flexible self straightening stainless steel design|
|Bracket||Quick release mechanism (manual). Retained by 4 vessel fixing points.|
|*Standard factory setting. Dealer programmable via external interface|
|**All specifications are typical and subject to change without notice or obligation|