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ACR ELECTRONICS ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon

Model # 12030540Mfg # 2880

$259.99

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Get $50 or $103 Worth of Safety Gear with Mail-In Consumer Rebate

With Purchase of a ResQLink or ResQLink+ (Models: 12030540, 13381207)

Valid April 20, 2015 — June 30, 2015
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Smaller than a cell phone, yet packed with power, the ResQLink™ offers three levels of integrated signal technology—GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal and 121.5 MHz homing capability—all in one of the smallest 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons available.

Relay your position quickly and accurately

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: 30hr. @ -4°F (-20°C)
  • Strobe: Automatic bright LED strobe light
  • Battery Life: 5-yr. storage/24-hour operation
  • Dimensions: 3 7/8"H x 1 7/8"W x 1 5/16"D
  • Waterproof: 16.40ft. @ 1hr.; 33ft. @ 10min.
  • Weight: 4.6oz.
  • Warranty: Five years

Specs

ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon

Activation Method Manual
Battery Life 24 Hours Operation
Battery Storage Life 5 Year Storage
Dimensions 3 7/8" Height x 1 7/8" Width x 1 5/16" Depth
Features Floating
GPS Enabled
Waterproof
Strobe
Weight 4.6 Ounces

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Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon
 
4.5

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (30)
  • Durable (29)
  • Reliable (27)
  • Easy to install (14)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small boats (27)
    • Outdoors (25)
    • Large boats (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (23), Casual/ recreational (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A lot of power in a very small package.

    This product is small so it doesn't take up much extra room. I pack it in my backpack of fishing tackle bag when hunting or fishing.

    This product is small so it doesn't take up much extra room. I pack it in my backpack of fishing tackle bag when hunting or fishing.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    No way to secure to life vest.

    Easy to register. I've attached inside a pocket in my inflatable life vest but unfortunately no way to secure to the vest in case of an emergency. You would have to hold it until...Read complete review

    Easy to register. I've attached inside a pocket in my inflatable life vest but unfortunately no way to secure to the vest in case of an emergency. You would have to hold it until rescue ariives.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    No way to secure to life vest.

    By Sailer

    from Northeast

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sailing

      Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

      Easy to register. I've attached inside a pocket in my inflatable life vest but unfortunately no way to secure to the vest in case of an emergency. You would have to hold it until rescue ariives.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      ACR products are the best

      By Capt Coop

      from Osprey, Florida

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Easy to operate
      • Made In The Usa
      • Rugged construction
      • Small In Size
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Outdoor
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

        I keep it in the pocket of my automatic inflatable pfd. Wear it whenever underway on my 17' Boston Whaler. As a professional merchant mariner I depend on ACR products every day epirbs, water lights, firefly lights, spotlights, etc. Rugged reliable well designed throughout the product line.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WEAR it for added safety

        By Master Captain

        from Cape Cod, Mass.

        About Me Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

          I purchased the flotation case and wear the PLB on my belt at all times on the water. My larger EPIRB is in my ditch bag, but if I ever went overboard suddenly, I now have the added protection of always having this PLB with me. It is smaller and lighter than most cell phones. There is really no excuse to be without one.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Real "Peace of Mind" in a small package!

          By KPK

          from Chokoloskee Is, FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Reliable
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor
            • Small Boats

            Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

            This Personal Locator Beacon is the real deal that uses the same system as all of the big boys. I was not looking for a communication toy but a serious peace of equipment that we could really rely on in times of trouble. The self test feature provide real peace of mind.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great product

            By Walt

            from Boca Raton, Fl

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Reliable
            • Small Size And Price
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install
            • Incorrect Manual On Line
            • Should Float

            Best Uses

            • Fishing Saftey
            • Outdoor
            • Small Boats

            Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

            I bought a floating case for it, and keep it in my pocket when fishing in shore and off shore.

            Service and delivery comments:

            The online manual was very poor when i purchased it. I called the company and eventually it was fixed.

            I have recommended this to my fishing freinds and one of them purched a unit.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Enjoy the feeling of security in a big o

            By RW

            from Newburyport, MA

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Reliable
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats

              Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

              due to size, it's easy to attach to life jacket and/or place in pocket of same utilizing the lanyard.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              There is no other choice..

              By HonuSail

              from Florida Keys

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Kayaking
                • Large Boats
                • Outdoor
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

                There is no other choice than ACR. They are a leader in the industry.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Don"t go into the mountains without this

                By Badger

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor

                  Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

                  Excellent safety tool when in the field alone, especially when out of cell range

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I hope that I never need to use it!

                  By TrailHiker

                  from Guyton, Georgia

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Great Peace Of Mind
                  • Reliable
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Boats
                    • Offshore Fishing
                    • Offshore Sailing
                    • Outdoor
                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

                    I hope that I never need to rely on it but have every confidence that it will work as specified.

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A lot of power in a very small package.

                    By Likes to fish and hunt

                    from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • easy to use
                    • Exclusive Test Capability
                    • Fun To Show Off To Friend
                    • Huge Peace Of Mind
                    • Reliable
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Boats
                      • Outdoor
                      • Small Boats

                      Comments about Acr Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon:

                      This product is small so it doesn't take up much extra room. I pack it in my backpack of fishing tackle bag when hunting or fishing.

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