personal locator beacon


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personal locator beacon

[′pərs·ən·əl ′lō‚kād·ər ‚bē·kən]
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A locator beacon capable of providing homing signals to help search-and-rescue operations.

personal locator beacon

An emergency radio locator beacon used normally with a two-way speech facility. The beacon is carried by crewmembers, either on their person or in their survival equipment, and can provide homing signals to assist search and rescue operations. See also emergency locator beacon.
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When his battery-operated personal locator beacon ran out of power, the man had to rely on a ship passing close enough to pick up either his Mayday signals or to see his distress flares.
On the emergency identification side, our new SARBE Advanced Aircrew Personal Locator Beacon (AAPLB) also achieved several milestones during the year, including full COSPAS-SARSAT approval.
At this years show, ACR Electronics announces that more than 200 survivors have joined SurvivorClub after activating an ACR Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or ARTEX Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) in a life-threatening emergency.
As a backup safety measure, you also bought a standalone emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or a personal locator beacon (PLB).
A splash hood on my life jacket would have saved me from an experience similar to water boarding and a personal locator beacon would have brought the Coast Guard directly to me should I have been swept further out to sea.
The personal locator beacon was registered to a pilot in Texas, so a whole chain of events were set in motion.
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So, for the outdoor enthusiast who has everything, but needs more, there is the newest gizmo: the personal locator beacon, a device that bounces a radio signal off a satellite to a federal agency that passes it along to the nearest rescue squad in an emergency.
These form the basis for the US Navy's version of Pels, the Personal Locator Beacon Voice Transceiver programmes.
Digital Angel (NASDAQ: DIGA), an advanced technology company in the field of animal identification and emergency identification solutions, announced today that its SARBE division has received full COSPAS-SARSAT type approval for its SARBE Advanced Aircrew Personal Locator Beacon (AAPLB).
Boaters carrying one of the bags on-board will be equipped with an ACR Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) operating on the 406 MHz frequency.
His survival suit kept him alive and his personal locator beacon helped an RAF rescue helicopter locate him.

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