April 2011 Issue
More New MOB Alarms
Still awaiting FCC approval, the 4.2-ounce SafeLink R10 from Kannad Marine (www.kannadmarine.com) has a 2-watt transmitter that operates on the VHF frequencies used by AIS (Automatic Identification System). Equipped with a built-in GPS receiver, it sends a structured alert message, GPS position data, and a special identity code to AIS receivers within about four miles. The position data is updated every 60 seconds. (The first alert, 10 seconds after immersion, contains no GPS data.) Battery life is 24 hours, with a storage life of seven years. The beacon must be manually activated, but it can also be professionally installed to activate when an inflatable life jacket inflates. Retail price is set at $349.
To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.
Subscribe to Practical Sailor
Get the next 7 issues of PRACTICAL SAILOR for just $19.97. And access all of our online content - more than 1,500 evaluations, reviews and articles on sailing gear, equipment and boats - free of charge. That's a savings of more than $14 off the regular rate. Or double your savings and subscribe for 14 issues for just $39.94.
Get Practical Sailor Digital
Get 12 months of PRACTICAL SAILOR DIGITAL for just $34. You get unlimited access to everything on the site including each monthly issue as a PDF.
Subscriber Log In
Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.