MT403AUS EPIRB - 406MHz Water & Manual Activation

MT403AUS EPIRB - 406MHz Water & Manual Activation MT403AUS EPIRB - 406MHz Water & Manual Activation MT403AUS EPIRB - 406MHz Water & Manual Activation
MT403AUS MT403AUS EPIRB - 406MHz Water & Manual Activation MT403AUS EPIRB - 406MHz Water & Manual Activation MT403AUS EPIRB - 406MHz Water & Manual Activation

MT403AUS EPIRB - 406MHz Water & Manual Activation

  

More Australian rescues start with GME than with any other brand

GME MT403 series EPIRBs are a 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.

The GME MT403 406 MHz digital EPIRB is the latest exciting extension of GME's growing family of innovative safety products.

The MT403 also includes a water activation feature. Once it has been removed from its mounting bracket, the MT403 will activate automatically on immersion in water. Of course you can also activate it manually if required.

Advantages of a 406 MHZ EPIRB over the older analogue EPIRBs include, worldwide 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 unnecessary deployment of valuable rescue resources.

An auxiliary homing transmitter is included in the MT403 to enable suitably equipped Search and Rescue vessels to home in on the distress beacon.

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Product Details

  • Unrivaled in Technology, Performance and Price.
  • Easy, in-built self-test with audio / visual alert.
  • COSPAS-SARSAT worldwide operation.
  • Meets AS/NZ 4280.1:2003 standards. C/S T.001/007.
  • Ground breaking microprocessor based design, delivers unparalleled performance and value.
  • Antenna deploys automatically when the unit is removed from the quick-release mounting bracket.
  • Zero warm-up Digital Technology.
  • Automatically activates on immersion in water (when removed from the bracket) or can be activated manually if desired.
  • High intensity solid state strobe.
  • 6 Year battery life.
  • 6 Year GME Warranty.
  • Rugged lightweight easy-to-mount compact design.

In the Box:

  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Reference Placard
  • Registration Forms
  • Mounting Bracket

Product Specifications

MODES OF OPERATION

Activated
UHF (406) and VHF (home) complete with high intensity strobe and audible activation alert
Self Test
Comprehensive internal diagnostics with visual and audible operator feedback. UHF test message (inverted synchronisation compatible with portable beacon testers).

OPERATION

Activation
Manually activated by user or automatically activated when deployed in water
Duration
48 hours minimum.
Transmission
121.5 and 406 MHz distress signals commence ~ 60 seconds after activation.
Delay
None required (due to digital frequency generation)
VHF
121.5 MHz, 50 mW ±3 dB, swept tone AM.
UHF
406.028 or 406.037 MHz, 5 W ± 2 dB, PSK (digital).
Light
20 flashes/minute at > 0.75 cd effective intensity

CERTIFICATION AND APPROVALS

COPAS-SARSAT
Certified to C/S T.001 (Class 2) requirements.
Standards and Approvals
IEC 61097; IEC 60945; AS/NZS 4280.1; ETSI EN 300 066
Repetition Period
50 s mean, digitally generated randomization.

BATTERY

Replacement Period
Prior to expiry date marked on case.
Replacement Method
Service centre, or factory only (non-user replaceable).
Chemistry
LiMnO2 (0.49 g Lithium per cell)
Configuration
5 parallel packs each of 2 series cells

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATION

Operating
-20˚C to +55˚C
Storage
-30˚C to +70˚C
Weight
555g (plus 98g for bracket)
Compass Safe Distance
0.7m (inc. mounting bracket) from magnetic navigational device when inactive
Dimensions
102 (W) x 260 (H) x 83 (D) mm max. when stowed in bracket
Materials
UV stabilized plastic chassis
Antenna
Flexible self straightening stainless steel design

Product Comparison

MT403AUS
MT400AUS
MT403GAUS
MT600GAUS
RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE
$AUD (inc GST)
RRP $469.00
RRP $329.00
RRP $539.00
RRP $349.00
GENERAL
Australian Designed and Manufactured
TRANSMIT (TX)
121.5MHz Homing Signal
COSPAS-SARSAT Worldwide Operation
Search Accuracy
Approximately 5km
Approximately 5km
Approximately 100m
Approximately 100m
RECEIVE (RX)
GPS Receiver
GPS channels
16
66
USER INTERFACE AND CONTROLS
Monthly Self Test Facility
GPS Acquisition Test Facility
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Warranty (years)
6
6
6
6
Ultra Bright Solid State Strobe Light
Water Activation
Manual Activation
Battery Life (years)
6
6 + 6
6
10
  • Unrivaled in Technology, Performance and Price.
  • Easy, in-built self-test with audio / visual alert.
  • COSPAS-SARSAT worldwide operation.
  • Meets AS/NZ 4280.1:2003 standards. C/S T.001/007.
  • Ground breaking microprocessor based design, delivers unparalleled performance and value.
  • Antenna deploys automatically when the unit is removed from the quick-release mounting bracket.
  • Zero warm-up Digital Technology.
  • Automatically activates on immersion in water (when removed from the bracket) or can be activated manually if desired.
  • High intensity solid state strobe.
  • 6 Year battery life.
  • 6 Year GME Warranty.
  • Rugged lightweight easy-to-mount compact design.

In the Box:

  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Reference Placard
  • Registration Forms
  • Mounting Bracket

MODES OF OPERATION

Activated
UHF (406) and VHF (home) complete with high intensity strobe and audible activation alert
Self Test
Comprehensive internal diagnostics with visual and audible operator feedback. UHF test message (inverted synchronisation compatible with portable beacon testers).

OPERATION

Activation
Manually activated by user or automatically activated when deployed in water
Duration
48 hours minimum.
Transmission
121.5 and 406 MHz distress signals commence ~ 60 seconds after activation.
Delay
None required (due to digital frequency generation)
VHF
121.5 MHz, 50 mW ±3 dB, swept tone AM.
UHF
406.028 or 406.037 MHz, 5 W ± 2 dB, PSK (digital).
Light
20 flashes/minute at > 0.75 cd effective intensity

CERTIFICATION AND APPROVALS

COPAS-SARSAT
Certified to C/S T.001 (Class 2) requirements.
Standards and Approvals
IEC 61097; IEC 60945; AS/NZS 4280.1; ETSI EN 300 066
Repetition Period
50 s mean, digitally generated randomization.

BATTERY

Replacement Period
Prior to expiry date marked on case.
Replacement Method
Service centre, or factory only (non-user replaceable).
Chemistry
LiMnO2 (0.49 g Lithium per cell)
Configuration
5 parallel packs each of 2 series cells

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATION

Operating
-20˚C to +55˚C
Storage
-30˚C to +70˚C
Weight
555g (plus 98g for bracket)
Compass Safe Distance
0.7m (inc. mounting bracket) from magnetic navigational device when inactive
Dimensions
102 (W) x 260 (H) x 83 (D) mm max. when stowed in bracket
Materials
UV stabilized plastic chassis
Antenna
Flexible self straightening stainless steel design