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Hey Guys, Up here in Sunny QLD we get to kick into the 406 beacons in Nov, a couple of months before the rest of you ??....

 

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So decided I will replace my old beacon soon. Narrowed it down to three that all seem to be in the 650-700 bucks range. Have wanted the 7yr battery life vs the 5yr. Will go with the GPS version as I'm often over mongrel remote country. 091_help.gif.c9d9d46309e7eda87084010b3a256229.gif

 

So help me out please, will it be the GME 410g, the Kannard palm-size job, or the ACR RESQFIX with GPS. I'm sure they are all great units. Any imput would be appreciated. Cheers 024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif

 

 

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Agree look at boating shops they are a fair bit cheaper. Try Whitworths the non GPS is around $420, the GPS one about $580 and RESQFIX with GPS $569 when I looked the other day.

 

Which is better, really they both meet the same standards, so it is pretty much a personal preferance about size and weight. For minor differences try this page

 

Whitworths Marine: Safety > EPIRB's > >

 

Not sure about the guinea pigs though - the new system has been up and running within Australia (and Internationally) for quite a few years. The main thing is that in Feb 09 the satellites will no longer monitor 121.5 (the old beacons)

 

Should add the standard disclaimer: I have nothing to do wih Whitworths - just trying to save you some cash :)

 

 

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MT410/G looks good and National Parks in Qld have gone for them. I saw tham advertised by Aircraft Radio at Archerfield for from $429 inc GST, but when I enquired further they wanted $579 plus $19.8 for freight.

 

I have told them it was false advertising and I am telling you the same. There is no honesty in advertising.

 

 

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Guest Maj Millard

Thanks everybody for your imput on the EPIRBS, 011_clap.gif.c796ec930025ef6b94efb6b089d30b16.gif I have also found that they seem to be a bit cheaper at your local boat shop. Thanks all Ross. 024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif

 

 

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