personal locator beacon


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personal locator beacon

An emergency radio locator beacon with a two-way speech facility carried by crew members, either on their person or in their survival equipment, and capable of providing homing signals to assist search and rescue operations. Also called PLB. See also crash locator beacon; emergency locator beacon.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The report added: "If the casualty had been wearing the personal flotation device and a personal locator beacon then the alarm could have been raised earlier and the casualty may have survived."
I carry a waterproof ACR Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).The size of a deck of cards, it fits in a roll-top cellphone case with straps for shoulder, belt, console, wherever.
Coastguard and RNLI teams, including the search and rescue helicopter, were launched after a personal locator beacon [PLB] was detected around the River Dee.
I read the PLB (personal locator beacon) article in the November 2018 issue of Aviation Consumer with interest.
With no mobile phone signal available, he activated a 406MHZ personal locator beacon he was carrying.
The incremental improvements encompass both technology and materials -- integration of GPS, personal locator beacon, low profile chassis, and lifting loops are some of the integrations made by manufacturers.
The device is a dual-mode, MIL-SPEC Personal Locator Beacon that will be integrated into the Army's Personnel Recovery Support System (PRSS).
In this type of grave situation every second counts: activating the world's lightest personal locator beacon may increase the probability of rescue.
The mountaineer activated a personal locator beacon to alert the UK Coastguard, who notified rescuers in New Zealand.
The first wristwatch with a built-in personal locator beacon (PLB) for all distress situations on land, at sea and in the air.
Standard accessories include a four-person survival bag, personal locator beacon, claw tie-down system and a two-year AVPLAN subscription.
The Coast Guard monitored his progress and on Saturday morning an exhausted Baluchi activated his personal locator beacon to signal he needed to be rescued, the Coast Guard said.

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