Ocean Signal Rescue Me 406 Personal Locator Beacon

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Description

All our beacons are NZ Coded and with maximum battery life.
We have fresh stock delivered monthly.

Wherever you are, at sea, on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that global emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button.


The rescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring-loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.

rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognised worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service.

When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services nearest to you are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location to assist prompt rescue.

The rescueME PLB1 is provided with a flotation pouch to fit the PLB1 into to enable it to float. Please note that the PLB1 will not float in an operating position in the pouch. Please ensure the PLB1 is firmly attached to the pouch with the provided lanyard, using suitable self-locking knots.

30% smaller (typically) by volume
Easily fits in lifejacket
Retractable antenna
7 Year battery life
5 Year warranty
24+ hour operational life
High brightness strobe light >1candela
66 channel GPS receiver
Unique mounting clip
Operates on the global Cospas Sarsat rescue system
Free to use, no subscription charges
Supplied with free flotation pouch

Dimensions
Height
77mm (3.0")
Width
51mm (2.1")
Depth
32.5mm (1.3")
Weight
116g

Shipped goods will be left at a place deemed suitable by couriers, typically at your front door.  If you need to sign for the parcel, please indicate this in the delivery instructions when completing your order address.

Shipping Charges

All charges are in New Zealand Dollars.

New Zealand
  • $8.99 standard shipping on all New Zealand orders under $95
  • Free NZ shipping on orders over $95, excluding certain oversized or heavy items , and today's hot deal
  • A shipping charge of up to $85 (North Island) or up to $95 (South Island) applies to each oversized or heavy item
  • A $5 surcharge applies to all NZ rural or PO Box addresses
  • A $10 surcharge applies to Chatham Islands and Waiheke Island addresses
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items to Chatham Islands
International
  • $34.99 shipping on all Australian orders
  • Shipping charges to other international destinations range between $37.99 and $45
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items internationally

Shipping Times

We aim to process and dispatch your order as fast as possible. While in most cases this will happen within 24-72 hours, it can take up to 5 business days, depending on what is ordered. In some cases, like during peak season and holiday periods, it may take longer. Shipping and processing times are a guide only, not a guarantee.

An order containing multiple items with different shipping times will by default ship on the timeframe of the slowest item, however, Gearshop reserves the right to split ship orders where we feel it is required.

After dispatch, delivery is normally overnight within the South Island and 1-3 business days within the North Island. Rural addresses could take up to an additional 2-4 business days. At this time, we do not offer urgent delivery as a standard freight option, however if you require your order urgently, please contact us before ordering to ensure that we can meet your delivery timeframe. We aim to deliver your order within the following timeframes:

New Zealand
  • North Island: 3-7 business days
  • North Island rural or PO Box: 3-7 business days
  • Waiheke Island: 4-8 business days
  • South Island: 2-6 business days
  • South Island rural: 2-6 business days
  • Chatham Islands: 7-10 business days
  • Oversized or heavy items: 5-7 business days to all NZ addresses (excluding Chatham islands)
International

Australia: 7–10 business days (metropolitan areas only).

Canada: 10 business days

Hong Kong: 10 business days

UK/Ireland: 10 business days

USA: 10 business days

Every now and then, life throws a curveball and deliveries might take a little longer. We're doing our best to get your goods to you ASAP. If you've got any questions about your order, just give us a shout.

We're actually pretty speedy most of the time. After dispatch, around 92% of our orders zoom to your door within 5 days. In the South Island 79% of those arrive in 2 days. And for the North Island 85% of orders make it in 5 days.  We're always keeping a watchful eye on freight times to ensure the best experience for our customers. Watch this space for our full freight review.

Usually, your stuff should reach you within the expected time. However, no need to stress if it takes a little longer than 5 days, occasionally things don't go exactly to plan. If you need something super soon and it's less than 6 days before your desired delivery date, just chat with us before ordering.

Keep in mind, we can't give refunds for delays beyond our control or if you've ordered last-minute without letting us know. We're all about making things smooth, so drop us a line if you're unsure.

Kindly note that if a package happens to go missing, Gearshop won't be able to offer a replacement or refund if the courier can provide evidence of delivery. Important note: If you haven't received your order within 7 days of your Shipping Confirmation email, please let us know right away so that we can follow up with the courier.  Due to courier policies, we are unable to accept claims for non delivery, loss or damage after 12 days from shipping.

For the latest updates on the Courier Network Status, please refer to the following links:

Note that international orders for footwear may or may not be shipped with original boxes, due to shipping volume restrictions.

Click & Collect

We now offer Click & Collect as an option via our website, you can place your order and select to collect. In some cases your order may be available the same or next day, but that may not always be the case, so we will notify you by text message or email where possible, when your order is ready to be collected. this could be up to 48 hours after ordering. So try and include a cell phone number with your order. If you need something urgently, give us a call or email before placing the order, to make sure we have it available for you right away.

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    average rating 4.9 out of 5
    Based on 38 reviews
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    38 Reviews
    Reviewed by Margaret B.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Rescue me beacon

    Compact and light for PLB

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    Reviewed by Barnaby R.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Small and light

    Small and light with a good battery life. Needs to be in its case to float so probably not the option if primarily using for water sports. Really happy with it.

    As with other reviews no idea of how it’s actual function goes and hope to not find out, but no reason to think it won’t work well.

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    Reviewed by Hannah
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    PLB - review after use

    My husband had to activate his PLB recently on a

    peak near Mount Cook at 2000m elevation. He was in a helicopter within 2 hours of activation (I imagine this varies depending on location/terrain)

    I was on the receiving end of the search and rescue contact. The communication and updates from the rescue team to myself were absolutely faultless and for what could have been a terribly stressful situation, they made it go as smoothly as it could. They received an accurate enough location from the PLB to pinpoint his location, which was then confirmed with me over the phone. This also highlights the importance of having an emergency contact that has information on your trip and movements. This is incredibly helpful to the rescue team to confirm details

    Could not put a cost on the importance of these devices!

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    Reviewed by Clare J.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Very compact

    I haven’t needed to use it and hope I never do but this is a very compact and reasonably priced insurance policy.

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    Reviewed by Neil G.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    What sort of title? War and Peace, maybe?

    Hard to tell completely until it needs to be used, and with luck, I'll never know.

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