Product Safety Recall

GME EPIRB Product Safety Recall issued 8th July 2014

Beacon manufacturer GME has issued a safety recall affecting EPIRB models MT400, MT401 and MT403.

View the Product Safety Recall (PDF, 302 KB) for further information. Questions should be made directly to GME via recall@gme.net.au.

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Switch to 406

ESSENTIAL DISTRESS BEACON INFORMATION

121.5 MHz distress beacons are no longer detected by satellite.

You MUST switch to a 406 MHz distress beacon as soon as possible.

Do not risk your life by relying on a 121.5 MHz distress beacon. 

After 1 Feb 2010, old analogue EPIRBs and PLBs operating on 121.5 MHz are no longer licenced for use.

Registration of your 406 MHz Distress Beacon is valid for two years.  If you need to renew your registration, see here for further details.

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REGISTER OR UPDATE YOUR 406 MHz DISTRESS BEACON

Registration is free.

Register your 406 MHz distress beacon with AMSA to assist the search and rescue response.
Register online (preferred and fastest option), by email or fax.

For those who already have a registered 406 MHz distress beacon, you can also update or add your next trip's details online at any time.

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Take care of your GPS

CHECK YOUR DISTRESS BEACON'S BATTERY

AMSA's latest collaboration with Fishing Australia host Rob Paxevanos explains the importance of checking your beacon’s battery expiry date. Beacons with expired batteries should be disposed of properly, by dropping it off at any Battery World, Australia wide. Please view the 30 second Community Service Announcement.

Please view previous AMSA Beacons videos in collaboration with Rob Paxevanos and Fishing Australia.


Disposal of your old beacons

DISPOSAL

Be responsible.

Unwanted beacons must be disposed of responsibly. Dispose of your unwanted distress beacon at no cost by placing them in collection bins in any Battery World store around Australia.

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FAQ Brochures

FAQ

Print your Frequently Asked Questions brochure here