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EPIRBS-WTB

Postby catalystracing » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:45 pm

We are looking at getting an EPIRB for the club, I am familiar with the maritime 406 ones but thats abit over the top for us I reckon.
What to do you guys use ?

What are the good and bad bits about them?

What kinda price range are looking at.?

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Re: EPIRBS-WTB

Postby TJ » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:22 pm

We got GME MT410G PLB for the club a few years ago. I carry the same unit as well with me. Remember to register them with Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ).

I can't find the source for where we got it from, but looks like they have come down in prices:

http://www.mobilesystems.co.nz/product_details/p/100/c/275/GME_MT410G_406_MHz_PLB_(Personal_Locator_Beacon)

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EDITED:

Found the source where we got them from: http://baymarineelectronics.co.nz/communications/epirb-s/gme-mt410gint.html
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Re: EPIRBS-WTB

Postby TJ » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:25 pm

Here is the link for registering them with RCCNZ:

http://beacons.org.nz/Home.aspx
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Postby skid » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:54 pm

Dont rush into it

The zone are looking into supplying each club with one ;-)
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Postby catalystracing » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:55 pm

Awesome, that looks like the sort of one we are looking for. Any others out there??

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Postby catalystracing » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:56 pm

skid wrote:Dont rush into it

The zone are looking into supplying each club with one ;-)


Thanks for the heads up 8)

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Postby Swamped » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:14 pm

I've sold a few at work
ResQlink and RescueMe models.
Both are popular, ACR a bit more than the other...Prices have been around 500 I think.
I think the ACR currently has a $50 cash back deal and comes with a strobe and reasonably large first aid kit depending where you buy it.
RescueMe is smaller than a packet of smokes now and has a 7 year warranty like gme.

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Re: EPIRBS-WTB

Postby TJ » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:29 pm

skid wrote:Dont rush into it

The zone are looking into supplying each club with one ;-)


Interesting, I had not heard that yet. Care to elaborate? Or should I / Club query the Zone / NZFWDA? Could this be just your Zone?
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Postby ChurchurDan » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:22 am

I hire one from my local Hunting And Fishing when I go bush as I don't get out often enough to justify buying one.
If you want to read some good info on them get onto the fish n hunt forum. They are a regularly debated topic on there as well as a few other options people are using.

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Postby skid » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:24 am

TJ wrote:
skid wrote:Dont rush into it

The zone are looking into supplying each club with one ;-)


Interesting, I had not heard that yet. Care to elaborate? Or should I / Club query the Zone / NZFWDA? Could this be just your Zone?



Central Zone fulla ;-)
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Re: EPIRBS-WTB

Postby TJ » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:35 am

skid wrote: Central Zone fulla ;-)


Great idea by the Zone. No such luck in the Northern Zone, we source and fund our own safety essentials.
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Postby derk » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:44 am

central zone must have spare $10k burning a hole in their pocket dying to get spent, I guess its better off getting used for something useful than growing cobwebs in the bank :D

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Postby skid » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:04 pm

derk wrote:central zone must have spare $10k burning a hole in their pocket dying to get spent, I guess its better off getting used for something useful than growing cobwebs in the bank :D



money is being sourced through other avenues ;-)
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Postby Big » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:12 pm

TJ wrote:We got GME MT410G PLB for the club a few years ago. I carry the same unit as well with me. Remember to register them with Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ).

I can't find the source for where we got it from, but looks like they have come down in prices:

http://www.mobilesystems.co.nz/product_details/p/100/c/275/GME_MT410G_406_MHz_PLB_(Personal_Locator_Beacon)

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EDITED:

Found the source where we got them from: http://baymarineelectronics.co.nz/communications/epirb-s/gme-mt410gint.html

Our club has just this unit,$399 I think from memory which is very affordable considering the implications of use..

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Re: EPIRBS-WTB

Postby cpt kernow » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:55 pm

Ive got the fast find from smart marine for $529
http://www.fastfindplb.com/en/
Was keen on the ACR but as I'm trail running or Mountain biking, and the thing will be thrown in and out of bags over the next ten years.
I wasn't keen on the ACRs external arial. It's a ribbon that wraps around the body. I figured It would only get caught or snagged on something without me realising untill I needed it.

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Re: EPIRBS-WTB

Postby catalystracing » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:08 pm

Thanks for taking the time to post everyone, very imfortative.
Especially as there no arguments about which brand is best to go with the Solid axle truck, auto lockers with a supercharged petrol on 37s.. :wink:

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Re: EPIRBS-WTB

Postby DefenderSte » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:20 pm

TJ wrote:We got GME MT410G PLB for the club a few years ago. I carry the same unit as well with me. Remember to register them with Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ).

I can't find the source for where we got it from, but looks like they have come down in prices:

http://www.mobilesystems.co.nz/product_details/p/100/c/275/GME_MT410G_406_MHz_PLB_(Personal_Locator_Beacon)

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EDITED:

Found the source where we got them from: http://baymarineelectronics.co.nz/communications/epirb-s/gme-mt410gint.html



Ive got this one and it seems ok but thankfully I've not had to use it as yet.But as said by several chaps already their are several brands to choose from...... :D :D

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