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View Poll Results: Is Your PLB Locator Beacon Registered?

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Thread: Is your Personal Locator Beacon PLB registered with Maritime NZ?

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    Member CooeeBay's Avatar
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    Question Is your Personal Locator Beacon PLB registered with Maritime NZ?

    Talking to the Rescue Coordination centre in Wellington the other day, they stated that over 40% of beacon activations over the Xmas - New Year period were not registered and so that makes Search and Rescue (SaR) and lot harder if not impossible.

    Why? - because who are they looking for - Was it a false alarm or a hoax transmission, costing you the taxpayer and lot of money.

    In March they are holding a forum with the wholesalers to try and work out why the low registration number and how to improve the situation.

    Not wanting to know which member hasn't got his/her beacon registered, I'm more interested in possible reasons for the "Why not?" and "How do we get the owner to register?"

    In view that it is a free government service, no big brother is watching you until you activate it, it really is a no brainer not to have it registered, if not for the users sake - maybe for those volunteers and family at home having grave concerns for your safety.

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    I did mine the day my PLB arrived from you guys

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    First thing I did was fill out the forms, with two phone numbers . . Seemed a no Brainer to me . And I'm usually pretty slack with paperwork .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    First thing I did was fill out the forms, with two phone numbers . . Seemed a no Brainer to me . And I'm usually pretty slack with paperwork .

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    Did it on day one, about 3 years ago. Even updated my address when I moved house.

    This is more important to get sorted than you phone account!

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    Dad and I share one, paper work done when it arrived.
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    I don't have one, but I don't see why you'd go to the trouble of getting one and then not registering it. I certainly will when I do.

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    Done online as soon as I got it home, pointless otherwise really...

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    Mines registered, not sure if its maritime New Zealand though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I did mine the day my PLB arrived from you guys
    +1

    I was scratching my head when I got the email the other day with the stats. It is so quick, simple and important to do.
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    A few of us did a bulk buy maybe twelve month ago (off/not forum). Interestingly maybe 5 of the twenty needed some reminding. I think it's a reflection that a not-insignificant proportion of our population are paperwork/online forms adverse....

    Personally I suspect they're the same group who don't register to vote or file tax returns... Just a thought.

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    Registered my ACR from day one, but I admit that I have not updated the contacts details since marriage went sideways.
    Will get onto it right now. Thanks for the reminder
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    i got mine of cooeybay and tryed registering it on line a couple of times but it wouldnt except the numbers i was puting in even when i tryed different dialing codes and it wouldnt let me go anyfurther so i gave up, but i will try and working it out again after seeing this as a reminder

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    Registered mine way back.
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    Did mine soon as I got it. Paid off last year, mates activated the beacon in my pocket, 15/20mins later and chopper dropped off a medic to see to me with head injury while the pilot dropped off a previously loaded patient at Christchurch hospital. 20 mins later I had me own chopper ride in
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