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Thread: PLB notice (GME )

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    Thanks for this Pengy, gotta go test mine now, just interested to know where you found this?

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    Joking aside, I am a bit surprised that GME did not notify owners directly. As all plb`s have to be registered by the owner, it would not be too hard to do
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    Thanks pengy, I think those are all Epirb models not plb my GME plb is model MT410g
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    I test mine every year on my birthday (it was a birthday present). Just makes sense, like testing smoke alarms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Thanks pengy, I think those are all Epirb models not plb my GME plb is model MT410g
    Well spotted splash I never picked up on that point when I copied the link from another forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Well spotted splash I never picked up on that point when I copied the link from another forum.
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    What's the diff between epirb and plb ?
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    The differences between EPIRBs and PLBs
    Personal Location Beacons work in exactly the same way as EPIRBs by sending a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency which is relayed via the Cospas-Sarsat global satellite system.

    However, there are a number of differences between them. PLBs are designed to be carried on the person so they are much smaller, some such as the Fast find are not much larger than the size of a mobile phone. PLBs are designed to be used anywhere in the world, on the sea and also on land. Some don't float but may come with an additional floatational sleeve which they should be carried in.

    PLBs, once activated, will transmit for a minimum of 24 hours; while the battery life on an EPIRB is at least double (a minimum of 48 hours). An EPIRB is registered to a vessel, whereas a PLB is registered to a person. This means that if you are crewing a yacht and you switch to a new yacht the plb is still correctly registered; however, if you have an EPIRB and buy a new yacht you will need to re-register it when installing in your new boat. EPIRB PLB
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    PLB notice (GME )

    Seriously? I would have thought/ hoped that any equipment that could be tested as easy as it's described then it should have been tested as part of QC before leaving the factory. Product reputation is hard earned, easy to lose.

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    for what I paid for it and having to fill out a registration I would have thought a simple email letting all owners of the problem would be the least they could do, I often venture well offshore and even though I don't rely on my Epirb it does give a lot of peace of mind, mine is due for a new battery soon, depending on cost I will be looking at other brands instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cod Squad View Post
    for what I paid for it and having to fill out a registration I would have thought a simple email letting all owners of the problem would be the least they could do, I often venture well offshore and even though I don't rely on my Epirb it does give a lot of peace of mind, mine is due for a new battery soon, depending on cost I will be looking at other brands instead.
    Could not agree more
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