ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacon

 ACR Artex rescue ME PLB1 provides the reassurance that global emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button. The RescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring-loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.

ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacon
ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacon

ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognized worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service. When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services nearest to you are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location to assist in prompt rescue.

ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 is provided with a flotation pouch to fit the PLB into to enable it to float. Please note that the PLB will not float in an operating position in the pouch. Please ensure the PLB is firmly attached to the pouch with the provided lanyard, using suitable self-locking knots.

  • 30% smaller (typ) by volume
  • Easily fits in a lifejacket
  • Retractable Antenna
  • 7 Year Battery Life
  • 7-year warranty
  • 24+ hour operational life
  • High brightness strobe light >1candela
  • 66-channel GPS receiver
  • Unique mounting clip
  • Operates on the global Cospas Sarsat rescue system
  • Free to use, no subscription charges
  • Supplied with a free flotation pouch

ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Limited Warranty

Your Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 is warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for 7 years from the date of purchase and in accordance with the following conditions.

Ocean Signal will at its discretion, repair or replace the faulty products free of charge excluding the cost of shipping. Proof of purchase shall be required for a warranty claim to be valid from the original purchase. All claims shall be made in writing to Ocean Signal or an approved service dealer.

Ocean Signal shall not be liable to the buyer under the above warranty:

  • For any part, material, or accessory that is not manufactured by Ocean Signal, the consumer will be covered by the guarantee/warranty offered to Ocean Signal by the manufacturer or supplier.
  • For a product that has not been fully paid for.
  • For any product supplied by Ocean Signal to a customer under an alternative warranty agreement.
  • For the cost of shipping products to and from the customer.

The Battery is only warranted until the date of the expiry and provided the unit is tested in accordance with the information in the user manual. This warranty does not apply to a used battery as indicated by the electronic witness.

The following is specific items are excluded from this warranty:

  • Lift up flap and associated mechanism.
  • Retractable antenna.

This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.  This warranty is to be interpreted under English law. For further assistance please contact our Technical Service Department.


Specifications 406MHz Satellite Transmitter

  • Frequency
  • Tolerance
  • Output Power
    5watts (nominal)
  • Stability
  • Modulation
    Phase ±1.1radians (peak)
  • Emission Designator
  • Encoding
    Bi-phase L
  • Data Rate
  • Duration

121.5MHz Homing Beacon

  • Frequency
  • Stability
  • ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Output Power
    25-100mW PERP
  • Modulation
    Swept Tone AM
  • Emission Designator
  • Modulation Depth
  • ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Sweep Range
    400Hz – 1300Hz

Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

  • ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Light Type
    High intensity LED
  • Output Power

GPS Receiver

  • Sensitivity Cold Start
  • Sensitivity Re-acquisition
  • Satellites channels tracked
  • GPS Antenna
    Microstrip patch

ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Battery

  • Type
    Lithium Primary
  • ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Chemistry
    Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)
  • Operational Life
    >24hours @ -20°C

ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Environmental

  • Operating Temperature Range
    -20°C to +55°C
  • ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Storage Temperature Range
    -30°C to +70°C
  • Waterproof
    15metres at +20°C
  • Drop
    1metre @ -30°C


  • Height
    77mm (3.0")
  • Width
    51mm (2.1")
  • Depth
    32.5mm (1.3")
  • Weight


  • ACR Artex rescueME PLB1 Cospas-Sarsat
    T.001 / T.007
  • ETSI
    EN302 152
  • RTCM
  • FCC
    CFR47 part 95K


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