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Mcmurdo Fastfind 220 V2 PLB with ReturnLink
McMurdo Fastfind 220 V2 PLB with ReturnLink - A PLB that now tells you that your distress signal has actually been received. It does this by means of small blue flashing light, giving you complete reassurance in an emergency situation.
A new type of lifesaving distress beacon, the FastFind ReturnLink PLB, utilizes unique functionality generated by Galileo satellite constellations Return Link Service to send a signal back to the FastFind ReturnLink beacon confirming the users 406MHz distress alert has been received and Galileo GNSS location coordinates have been detected. The FastFind RLS is built to last and backed up by a 5-year warranty (registration required).
RLS: the first of a new range of SAR beacons that receive a reassurance signal confirming distress alert and location have been received by the search and rescue authorities
Multi Constellation GNSS: Building on Orolia’s leadership in innovative location detection technology, FastFind Returnlink incorporates both Galileo and GPS GNSS services
Multiple Attach Points: PLB come with belt attachable buoyancy pouch and life jacket oral tube clip attachments
Floats: with provided buoyancy pouch
Free to use: No subscription
Power Assurance: 5-year battery life
Waterproof: to 10m
Lights: SOS Morse LED flashlight & RLS Reassurance blue flashing light
Practical: Safe-stow antenna and 3 stages activation
How Does ReturnLink (RLS) Work?
By utilizing the new Galileo satellite constellation, ReturnLink now allows for two-way communication between the PLB and the satellites. With previous generation PLBs, a signal was sent to the satellite, but the satellite was unable to return a signal to confirm receipt of the signal. With the new Galileo satellites, the PLB can receive a return signal from the satellite, confirming that the signal has been safely received - a real comfort in a resue situation.
What Happens Once Activated?
FastFind ReturnLink transmits and receives multiple signals simultaneously. When activated it;
Transmits 406 MHz distress signal via the original Cospas Sarsat to global professional emergency service.
Receives GNSS coordinates from Galileo and GPS satellites and transmits with 406MHz signal to regularly update location.
Once location detection is confirmed, the PLB receives the Galileo RLS signal and activates blue light (after approx. 15mins) to tell the user the signal was received.
Transits 121.5 MHz Homing signal to accelerate local recovery - many lifeboats and aircraft can home in on this signal.