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ACR ELECTRONICS ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon

Model # 13381207Mfg # 2881

$269.99

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Valid September 1, 2015 — December 31, 2015
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At 5.4 ounces and just 4 1/2" long, the ResQLink+™ is the smallest buoyant Personal Locator Beacon available today. It’s small enough to easily be carried in a pocket, clipped to a backpack or stored inside an inflatable life jacket. ResQLink+™ offers three levels of integrated signal technology—GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal and 121.5 MHz homing capability. In emergency situations, it relays your position quickly and accurately to a worldwide network of Search and Rescue satellites, while the built-in strobe light increases your visibility. Includes GPS and self-test features that can be combined with ACR’s optional 406Link.com site functions.

  • Frequency: 406 MHz /121.5 MHz
  • Performance: Over 24hr. @ -4°F (-20°C)
  • Strobe: Automatic bright LED strobe light
  • Battery Life: 5-yr. storage/24-hour operation
  • Dimensions: 4 1/2"H x 1 7/8"W x 1 5/8"D
  • Waterproof Rating: 16.40ft. @ 1hr.; 33ft. @ 10min.
  • Weight: 5.4oz.
  • Warranty: Five years

Specs

ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon

Activation Method Manual
Battery Life 24 Hour Operation
Battery Storage Life 5 Year Storage
Dimensions 4 1/2" Height x 1 7/8" Width x 1 5/8" Depth
Features Floating
GPS Enabled
Waterproof
Strobe
Weight 5.4 Ounces

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Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (11)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Reliable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large boats (9)
  • Outdoors (9)
  • Small boats (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

i would buy again

By clem

from melbourne fl

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Outdoor
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

    seems well built , easy to register, hope I never have to use it

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Highly recommend these units for all boaters.

    By Line Sider

    from Wilmington, DE

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Outdoor
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

      We fish in the ocean weekly about 20 miles off shore. The ACR ResQLink provides peace of mind in the event of an emergency, because it is much more reliable than a VHF radio which can be limited in range. Also a mounted VHF can be useless if the boat suddenly capsizes. I like that the ACR unit is compact and fits in the pocket of my inflatable PDF which I wear while boating.

      Definitly recommend the ACR ResQLink for all boaters, hunters and hikers.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Obtained for peace of mind. Hope to never need to use it.

      By Flyin Lanaian

      from Waipahu, HI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Simple To Deploy/Operate
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Limited Qty Of Self-Tests

      Best Uses

      • Aviation
      • Hiking
      • Outdoor

      Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

      As a private pilot, I plan to carry the ResQLink+ on me during my flights for peace of mind and hope I never have to use it - there's a lot of water between the islands here in Hawaii. I purchased this item a few weeks ago based on compact size, price point, positive reviews, and use/ownership of similar ACR PLBs by friends. The $50 rebate promotion was an added incentive.

      Per the operator's manual, unit will not allow more than 50 self-tests in order to ensure 24-hr operation when the PLB is actually needed - this averages out to about one self-test per month for the five-year rated life of the battery. Would be great to have battery capacity to run the self-test twice a month, but that would obviously require a larger battery/unit (or more frequent battery replacements - not economically feasible for me).

      Looks to be of robust construction to withstand years of residing in a life vest or backpack pocket until called into service. If you're still on the fence about purchasing a PLB, see ACR's Survivor Club for additional consideration.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Used and Proven

      By OffshoreLC

      from Charleston, Sc

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Reliable
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • One time use

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Offshore
      • Outdoor
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

      Crewman was launched overboard at sunset. He activated his epirb when the Deckvest inflated. We were able to find him with our 121Mhz directional antenna. got back to him in less than 5 mins. Very happy. Every person on the boat wears one for that reason.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well Made

      By Tom

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Outdoor
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

        Hope I never have to use it.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good alternative to full size EPIRB.

        By Matt

        from Virginia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Reliable
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats
          • Outdoor
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

          Compact. Easy to use. Good price for value.

          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          ResQLink+ PLB

          By YC Staff Com

          from Saratoga, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats
            • Small Boats

            Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

            The delivery was very rapid. Well packaged.

            (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            ResQLink+ is a great value

            By Marty

            from Fort Myers, Fl

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Reliable
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats
              • Outdoor
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

              It is small but has a lot of great features

              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Safety larger than it's size

              By VY80

              from Marblehead, MA

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Reliable
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

                  I never know what equipment is on board any vessel I may be on, large or small. Now I have a little edge on safety.

                  (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect for boating and backpacking!

                  By Todd

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Reliable
                  • Versatile
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backpacking
                    • Large Boats
                    • Outdoor
                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon:

                    I bought this due to its versatility. I can use it on any boat or backpacking.

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