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.
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Of course, a very good addition to any hunting vest is a small Personal Locator Beacon or SPOT device; when activated, these transmit your emergency status and GPS position to rescuers via satellite signal.
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.
Michael Smilenski, 56, activated a personal locator beacon that alerted the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla.
However, the sailor was equipped with a personal locator beacon which sent a Mayday signal to coastguards.
Lastly, consider a Personal Locator Beacon that can bring rescuers to your location quickly and efficiently.
A personal locator beacon is activated manually and the beacon's transmission is picked up by one or more satellites.
Smith was equipped with a personal locator beacon as well as an emergency locator that was within the 182 Cessna but the Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking system did not pick up any signals reports AP.

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