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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.
MODES OF OPERATIONActivatedUHF (406) and VHF (homer) complete with high intensity strobe and audible activation alert.Self TestComprehensive internal diagnostics with visual and audible operator feedback. UHF test message (inverted synchronization compatible with portable beacon testers).
OPERATIONActivationManually by operator and automatic when deployed in waterDuration48 hours minimum.Transmission121.5 and 406 MHz distress signals commence 60 seconds after activationDelayNone required (due to digital frequency generation)VHF121.5 MHz; 50 mW ± 3 dB; swept tone AMUHF406.037 MHz; 5 W ± 2 dB PSK (digital)Light20 flashes/minute at > 0.75 cd effective intensity
CERTIFICATION AND APPROVALSCOPAS-SARSATCertified to C/S T.001 (Class 2, Category I) requirements.Repetition Period50 s meanTransportClass 9 dangerous goods
BATTERYReplacement PeriodPrior to expiry date marked on case.Replacement MethodService centre or factory only (non-user replaceable)ChemistryLiSO2 (2.4g Lithium per cell)Configuration2 'D' type cells
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONOperating-20˚C to +55˚CStorage-30˚C to +70˚CWeight555g (plus 1000g for bracket)Compass Safe Distance0.8m (inc. mounting bracket) from magnetic navigational device when inactiveDimensions155 (W) x 390 (H) x 110 (D) mm max. when stowed in bracketMaterialsUV stabilized plastic chassisAntennaFlexible self straightening stainless steel design
GPS RECEIVERTypeInternal 66 channel high performance receiverAntennaQuadrifilar helix antenna