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Garmin In-reach mini as PLB?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by azstinger11, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The system is treaty-based, intergovernmental. Its official name is COSPAR-SARSAT. The sensors are on global meteorological satellites under the WMO. It is an element of the IMO's Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS).

    The official COSPAR-SARSAT website is International Cospas-Sarsat Programme - International COSPAS-SARSAT.
    On a page of that site you'll find:

    A 406-MHz beacon designed for use in an aircraft is known as an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT). One designed for use aboard a marine vessel is called an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). And one that is designed to be carried by an individual is known as a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Sometimes PLBs are carried aboard aircraft or vessels, but you must check with local authorities about the circumstances under which this is permitted. Some ELTs (often older models) transmit only a legacy analogue signal on 121.5 MHz or 243 MHz. Cospas-Sarsat does NOT monitor those frequencies and such beacons rely on being received only by nearby aircraft or rescue personnel. For satellite reception of alerts by Cospas-Sarsat the beacon must be a model that transmits at 406 MHz.

    What was it you wanted to know?
     
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  2. azstinger11

    azstinger11 ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Yup, exactly what I was looking for.
     
  3. wKkaY

    wKkaY ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  4. Daebado

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    Yep! Had mine on order since December. Actually received it 3 or 4 weeks ago.
    Now if only I could go diving!!:sad2:
     
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  5. wKkaY

    wKkaY ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    nice! can you share photos of it
     
  6. Daebado

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    Absolutely! It looks exactly like the pic in the Garmin catalog, though so what exactly do you want to see?
     
  7. wKkaY

    wKkaY ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hmm perhaps how small it is in relation to the canister you were using for it before.

    I'm hoping that the case will be a lot less buoyant than my custom divers canister.
     
  8. Daebado

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    Never had a canister before as my Inreach Mini is brand new (ordered it and the dive case at the same time).
    I can take some pics of the mini inside the dive case, though if that's helpful. I'll try to do that tonight for you.
     
  9. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Maybe just provide some dimensions?
     
  10. Daebado

    Daebado Barracuda

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    No problem. I'll do both!
    Have to wait until tonight, though as I'm one of the few out there still actually going in to work (which, btw happens to be Garmin!).
     

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