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Personal Locator Beacons

PLB's and Survival ELTS

Our range of PLBs and Survival ELTs are designed to suit both military and civil applications. Each series of beacon have an array of features and additional accessories that allow for installations in flight jackets, life rafts, ejection seat and on aircraft. 

See below for the full range:
500 12cutout
The Series 500-12 Personal Locator Beacons are simple, compact, lightweight units which can be used either manually or automatically via ejection seat harness. Fully compatible with the majority of search and rescue equipment including the COSPAS/SARSAT satellite based survivor location equipment. The PLB is a one-piece unit with the transmitter housed in a yellow pigmented or NATO green moulded thermoplastic case, which is designed such that the replaceable battery pack can be mounted within the overall package to form a smooth but non-slip hand portable unit.

  500-12Y
406 MHz
121.5 MHz
243 MHz
GPS  
Speech
Activation & Accessories  L

KEY: WS - Water Switch / GS - G-Switch / F - Float / L - Lanyard / ES - Ejection Seat

500 27
The Series 500-27 Personal Locator Beacons are simple, compact lightweight units which can be used either manually or automatically via ejection seat harness. A fully embedded 12 channel GPS with data burst transmission on 406.025 MHz. Fully compatible with the majority of search and rescue equipment including the COSPAS/SARSAT satellite based survivor location equipment.

  500-27 500-27-07 500-27-07YF
406 MHz
121.5 MHz
243 MHz
GPS  
Speech
Activation & Accessories  L L, ES L, F

KEY: WS - Water Switch / GS - G-Switch / F - Float / L - Lanyard / ES - Ejection Seat

500-27 Brochure Download
500 30
The 500-30 is the smallest and most robust Techtest PLB, providing aircrew with a 406 beacon fully compatible with the COSPAS-SARSAT system. The unique design of the 500-30 allows it to be fully configurable to the user’s requirements. As standard, the beacon will transmit the 406 MHz message with embedded GPS and the 121.5MHz / 243MHz homing frequencies to provide rescue teams with greater location accuracy. The beacon features lanyard activation, an integrated antenna, additional RF port and a user replaceable battery.

  500-30 500-30-D 500-30-C 500-30-E
406 MHz
121.5 MHz    
243 MHz
GPS  
Speech    
Activation & Accessories  L, WS, GS L, WS, GS, ES L, WS, GS, ES L, WS, GS, F

KEY: WS - Water Switch / GS - G-Switch / F - Float / L - Lanyard / ES - Ejection Seat

500-30 Brochure Download
500 32 portrait
One of the smallest and lightest survival ELTs on the market today, the 500-32 series is ideally suited for use on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. In emergency use the beacon activation is simple, either using the manual activate button or more automatically via the lanyard activation. Various antenna options facilitate the beacons use with pilot life vests, life rafts or stowage on commercial aircraft. The beacons are fully compliant with the COSPAS-SARSAT 406MHz satellite system, featuring embedded GPS for enhanced location accuracy. The 121.5MHz enables SAR homing/DF and optional duplex speech when the SAR aircraft is in visual range.

  500-32-2Y 500-32-2Y-S 500-32-2Y-G 500-32-2Y-H
406 MHz
121.5 MHz
GPS
Speech  
DO-227A Battery    
Activation & Accessories   L   L

KEY: WS - Water Switch / GS - G-Switch / F - Float / L - Lanyard / ES - Ejection Seat

500-32-Y-S Brochure Download  500-32 Brochure Download

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