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406mhz beacons

A 406 megahertz (MHz) beacon can send a distress signal via satellites to alert search and rescue authorities to your location. There are 3 types:

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) for ships and boats
Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) for aircraft
Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) for personal use

You must register your 406 MHz beacon with the coastguard and keep your registration up to date.

Registration and updates are free.

Click here to register your beacon or check our weblinks page for more information.

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