MT403FGAUS EPIRB 406MHz GPS Float Free Auto Release

MT403FGAUS EPIRB 406MHz GPS Float Free Auto Release MT403FGAUS EPIRB 406MHz GPS Float Free Auto Release MT403FGAUS EPIRB 406MHz GPS Float Free Auto Release
MT403FGAUS MT403FGAUS EPIRB 406MHz GPS Float Free Auto Release MT403FGAUS EPIRB 406MHz GPS Float Free Auto Release MT403FGAUS EPIRB 406MHz GPS Float Free Auto Release

MT403FGAUS EPIRB 406MHz GPS Float Free Auto Release

  

More Australian rescues start with GME than with any other brand

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) compliant MT403FG is a 'state of the art' satellite distress beacon designed to operate in conjunction with the COSPAS-SARSAT International Satellite Search and Rescue System.

Designed to meet the most demanding regulatory approvals the GME MT403FG is a Class 2, Category 1 EPIRB in a fully enclosed float free housing with a Hammar HRU that will release the beacon at a certain depth, the beacon will then automatically activate.

Using the same innovative technology that produced the MT400 and revolutionised the EPIRB world, the MT403FG now offers commercial vessel operators the same GME performance and value enjoyed by recreational boaters.

The MT403FG has an additional 16 Channel parallel GPS receiver with top mounted Quad Helix antenna to improve location accuracy to better than 100 metres typically.

The cost of 406 MHz beacon ownership has been dramatically lowered by the introduction of the MT403FG. GME's unique energy conserving microprocessor technology enables the battery replacement period to be extended to 6 years. This technology has significantly reduced both the size and accordingly the replacement price. The MT403FG is factory programmed with a unique serial number which should be registered with the appropriate national Search and Rescue Authority. In many countries, authorities permit the EPIRB to be coded with the vessel's Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number or Radio Call Sign. This reprogramming is undertaken by a GME authorised Dealer.

Advantages of a 406 MHz EPIRB over the older analogue EPIRBs include worldwide coverage, position location accuracy to within 5 kms (100 m for the GPS models) 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 MT403FG to enable suitably equipped Search and Rescue vessels to home in on the distress beacon.

GME has been designing and manufacturing EPIRB's for over 30 years, in that time literally hundreds of lives have been saved in Australia and around the world.

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Product Details

  • Unrivaled in technology, performance and price.
  • Meets AS/NZ 4280.1:2003 standards. C/S T.001/007. IMO A810 (19).
  • Ground breaking microprocessor based design delivers unparalleled performance and value.
  • Zero warm-up digital technology.
  • 16 Channel parallel GPS receiver with top mounted Quad Helix antenna for better than 100 meter accuracy.
  • High visibility solid state strobe.
  • Enclosed in a UV resistant float free housing that automatically deploys and activates the EPIRB when submersed to a depth of 2-4 metres.
  • Rugged easy-to-mount design.
  • 6 Year battery life.
  • Easy, in-built self-test with audio / visual alert.
  • 6 Year GME Warranty.
  • OSPAS-SARSAT worldwide operation.

In the Box:

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

Product Specifications

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).

OPERATION

Activation
Manually by operator and automatic 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
406.037 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

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 1100g 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
Waterproof
Submersion to 10m
Materials
UV stabilized plastic chassis
Antenna
Flexible self straightening stainless steel design

GPS RECEIVER

Type
Internal 16 channel high performance receiver
Antenna
Quadrifilar helix antenna

Product Comparison

MT403FGAUS
MT403FFAUS
MT403GAUS
MT600GAUS
RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE
$AUD (inc GST)
RRP $669.00
RRP $599.00
RRP $539.00
RRP $349.00
GENERAL
Australian Designed and Manufactured
TRANSMIT (TX)
121.5MHz Homing Signal
COSPAS-SARSAT Worldwide Operation
Search Accuracy
Approximately 100m
Approximately 5km
Approximately 100m
Approximately 100m
RECEIVE (RX)
GPS Receiver
GPS channels
16
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
Auto Release Float Free Housing
Battery Life (years)
6
6
6
10
  • Unrivaled in technology, performance and price.
  • Meets AS/NZ 4280.1:2003 standards. C/S T.001/007. IMO A810 (19).
  • Ground breaking microprocessor based design delivers unparalleled performance and value.
  • Zero warm-up digital technology.
  • 16 Channel parallel GPS receiver with top mounted Quad Helix antenna for better than 100 meter accuracy.
  • High visibility solid state strobe.
  • Enclosed in a UV resistant float free housing that automatically deploys and activates the EPIRB when submersed to a depth of 2-4 metres.
  • Rugged easy-to-mount design.
  • 6 Year battery life.
  • Easy, in-built self-test with audio / visual alert.
  • 6 Year GME Warranty.
  • OSPAS-SARSAT worldwide operation.

In the Box:

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

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).

OPERATION

Activation
Manually by operator and automatic 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
406.037 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

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 1100g 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
Waterproof
Submersion to 10m
Materials
UV stabilized plastic chassis
Antenna
Flexible self straightening stainless steel design

GPS RECEIVER

Type
Internal 16 channel high performance receiver
Antenna
Quadrifilar helix antenna