Small and mighty, the ResQLink+™ is our new buoyant, GPS-enabled rescue beacon designed for anglers, Kayakers, pilots and back country sportsmen. At 5.4 oz and topping just 4.5 inches, the ResQLink+ is the smallest buoyant Personal Locator Beacon available today. Small enough to easily be carried in a pocket, clipped to a backpack or stored inside an inflatable life jacket.
With three levels of integrated signal technology - GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal, and 121.5 MHz homing capability - the ResQLink+™ quickly and accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of search and rescue satellites. A built-in strobe light provides visibility during night rescues.
PLBs have been proven tried and true in some of the world's most remote locations and treacherous conditions. Just ask the 400 or so pilots, boaters and back country explorers who were saved by a PLB during a rigorous test program in Alaska. Based in large part on the test results, the federal government approved use of PLBs in the United States in 2003.
Even in extreme conditions and situations, the ResQLink+™ activates easily. Just deploy the antenna and press the ON button. With its powerful 66-channel GPS, the ResQLink+™ guides rescuers to within 100 meters or less of your position. And, in the continental U.S., search and rescue personnel are typically alerted of your position in as little as five minutes with a GPS-enabled PLB such as the ResQLink+™.
Two built-in tests allow you to routinely verify that the ResQLink+™ is functioning and ready for use - with the push of a button, you can easily test internal electronics and GPS functionality.
- No Subscription Fees
- Super Bright LED Strobe
- Onboard 66-Channel GPS
- Self-Test and GPS Test Features
- Typical Performance 30 Hours
- Non-Hazmat Battery
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Product Number: ACR2881.64
- Size: 1.6 x 1.9 x 4.5” (4.1 x 4.8 x 11.4 cm)
- Weight: 5.4 oz (153 g)
- Battery, Class: Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries
- Battery, Replacement Interval: Replacement due six (6) years from date of manufacture or after emergency use
- Battery, Operational Life: Exceeds required 24 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
- Battery, Storage: -40°F to + 158°F (-40°C to +70°C)
- Material: High Impact UV Resistant Plastic
- Color: ACR-treuse™ (high visibility yellow)
- Activation: Manual
- Operation: 2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button, giving clear view of sky
- Waterproof: 16.40 ft (5 m) @ 1 hr., 33 ft (10 m) @ 10 min. Factory tested @ 70°F, exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements
- Approvals: Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, Canada, R&TTE, Australia, New Zealand
- Limited Warranty: 5 years
- Lead Free: Yes
- 406Link.com: 220 self tests/12 GPS tests
- Battery, Typical Performance: 30 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
- Accessories: Double-sided Attachment Velcro Strap Included
- Radiated Power: 5W (406 MHz), 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)
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received my ResQlink + the other day, its very small and light and packs well, easy to test, hopefully i never have to use it but def feel better having it when going scrub!
the extra goodies that came with it was also a nice score, the dry bag and strobe light especially.
I do a lot of prospecting,and after a few close calls decided I needed
another ace ,an acr resQlink is that ace.
I feel more at ease going into remote areas now.
4 of the crew on the race to Launceston had these this year - easy to operate and small enough to carry all of the time at sea.
First let me start by saying that I do work at ACR, but I am also an
avid outdoorsman and I am absolutely loving the new ResQLink PLB.
Previous PLB's that I have used were always a little too big to simply
carry in my pocket and my fear was getting separated from my backpack
should I actually need to use it. I finally got my new ResQLink last
weekend and I tossed it in my jean pocket and headed out for an
afternoon hike around the ranch. It fits perfect, about the size of a
2005 flip cell phone or powerbar. If anyone else has one let me know
what you think or if you have any questions I can answer for you. I am a
pretty conservative hike, but the peace of mind I have knowing should
anything go wrong is well worth the price.
As with all previous ACR PLBs, the ResQLink has a flexible blade antenna wrapped around the case that is very easy to deploy one-handed.A great and handy product to have!
I was extremely impressed that the manufacture date of the PLB (and initiation date for the five-year battery) was in September 2011 and I received it in October 2011. It's small, it's light, and you could deploy it with one hand if you had to. Very nice.
A more complete printed manual would have been better, as the included instruction sheet is incomplete. A much more detailed manual is available at the ACR website though, so still 5 stars. I hope I never have to use it, but I'm confident it will do the job if necessary.
ACR did a great job delivering a personal locator beacon that perfectly
meets hikers' requirements. It is a full fledged PLB (unlike spot), with
GPS functionality , extremely compact and light (lighter than my
phone), waterproof and looks very ruggedly built. I just got it, so I
can't attest to its performance or reliability, but the fact that it
complies with government standards gives me a peace of mind.
This appears to be an excellent safety device for anyone who goes remote. Its a last resort mechanism which every person who goes into potentially dangerous environments should have with them. In fact if it works as well as it is claimed they should be compulsory as no one really knows what situation they can find themseves in. Unfortunatelty you only get to test them when they are really needed. Going on the specifications and safety details of this device at the price it is great insurance and would actually save rescue agencies mega bucks because they should find you rapidly without massive search parties
Very pleased with purchase and bonus first aid kit. Easy to register. Hope I don't need it!