MT603FG 406Mhz Float-Free GPS EPIRB (Class 2)

MT603FG 406Mhz Float-Free GPS EPIRB (Class 2)
MT603FG MT603FG 406Mhz Float-Free GPS EPIRB (Class 2)

MT603FG 406Mhz Float-Free GPS EPIRB (Class 2)

  

More Australian rescues start with GME than with any other brand

Introducing the all-new MT603FG Float-Free, water-activated, GPS-equipped Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) from GME. The MT603FG is the most advanced MEOSAR-ready 406MHz digital EPIRB on the market today. 

Designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia, the MT603FG has  obtained international Cospas-Sarsat approval. Boasting the latest advances in emergency beacon technology, the MT603FG ensures the safety of your vessel and crew in emergency situations, regardless of your location.

The MT603FG is a Category 1 EPIRB, which means the unit will automatically deploy from the supplied ‘Float-Free’ housing via a hydrostatic release unit at a depth of 1.5 – 4 metres, with the beacon activating upon contact with water. The EPIRB may also be manually removed from the housing and activated by the user.

The MT603FG features an integrated 66 channel GPS receiver, delivering greater position accuracy and faster location fix than previous models. Boasting zero warm-up digital technology, the MT603FG acquires and transmits accurate latitude/ longitude and personal identification information to rescue authorities as soon as possible. In combination with a high-intensity, solid state strobe light and auxiliary 121.5MHz VHF homing transmitter, the MT603FG is the ultimate in emergency beacon technology.

Product Details

  • Float-free activation - Hydrostatic release
  • 66 channel GPS receiver
  • Zero warm-up Digital Technology.
  • 48 hours minimum operating time
  • High-intensity, solid state strobe light
  • 121.5MHz VHF homing transmitter
  • Cospas-Sarsat certified for worldwide operation
  • MEOSAR-ready
  • 6 Year warranty
  • 6 Year battery life

In the Box:

  • MT603G Class 2 406MHz EPIRB
  • Float-free housing (Category 1)
  • Mounting hardware
  • Instruction manual

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, Category I) requirements.
Repetition Period
50 s mean
Transport
Class 9 dangerous goods

BATTERY

Replacement Period
Prior to expiry date marked on case.
Replacement Method
Service centre or factory only (non-user replaceable)
Chemistry
LiSO2 (2.4g Lithium per cell)
Configuration
2 'D' type cells

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATION

Operating
-20˚C to +55˚C
Storage
-30˚C to +70˚C
Weight
555g (plus 1000g for bracket)
Compass Safe Distance
0.8m (inc. mounting bracket) from magnetic navigational device when inactive
Dimensions
155 (W) x 390 (H) x 110 (D) mm max. when stowed in bracket
Materials
UV stabilized plastic chassis
Antenna
Flexible self straightening stainless steel design

GPS RECEIVER

Type
Internal 66 channel high performance receiver
Antenna
Quadrifilar helix antenna

Product Comparison

MT603FG
MT600
MT600G
RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE
$AUD (inc GST)
RRP $0.00
RRP $289.00
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
RECEIVE (RX)
GPS channels
66
66
GPS Receiver
USER INTERFACE AND CONTROLS
GPS Acquisition Test Facility
Monthly Self Test Facility
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Warranty (years)
6
6
6
Ultra Bright Solid State Strobe Light
Water Activation
Manual Activation
Battery Life (years)
6
10
10
  • Float-free activation - Hydrostatic release
  • 66 channel GPS receiver
  • Zero warm-up Digital Technology.
  • 48 hours minimum operating time
  • High-intensity, solid state strobe light
  • 121.5MHz VHF homing transmitter
  • Cospas-Sarsat certified for worldwide operation
  • MEOSAR-ready
  • 6 Year warranty
  • 6 Year battery life

In the Box:

  • MT603G Class 2 406MHz EPIRB
  • Float-free housing (Category 1)
  • Mounting hardware
  • Instruction manual

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, Category I) requirements.
Repetition Period
50 s mean
Transport
Class 9 dangerous goods

BATTERY

Replacement Period
Prior to expiry date marked on case.
Replacement Method
Service centre or factory only (non-user replaceable)
Chemistry
LiSO2 (2.4g Lithium per cell)
Configuration
2 'D' type cells

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATION

Operating
-20˚C to +55˚C
Storage
-30˚C to +70˚C
Weight
555g (plus 1000g for bracket)
Compass Safe Distance
0.8m (inc. mounting bracket) from magnetic navigational device when inactive
Dimensions
155 (W) x 390 (H) x 110 (D) mm max. when stowed in bracket
Materials
UV stabilized plastic chassis
Antenna
Flexible self straightening stainless steel design

GPS RECEIVER

Type
Internal 66 channel high performance receiver
Antenna
Quadrifilar helix antenna