- Activation Method: Manual
- GPS: 50 channel
- Frequency: 406 MHz with 121.5 MHz homing signal
- Battery Life: 6-yr. storage; 24 hour operation
- Performance: >35 hrs. @ 50°F (+10°C); >24 hrs. @ -4°F (-20°C)
- Dimensions: 4 3/16"L x 1 7/8"W x 1 3/8"D
- Strobe: Morse code SOS flash pattern, 30 operations
- Weight: 5.36oz.
- Waterproof: Waterproof to 10m for 5 minutes
- Warranty: Five years
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Comments about FastFind 220 GPS Personal Locator Beacon:
Bottom line, 98.5% of people who purchase a PLB, will never use it. The other 1 1/2 percent will undoubtedly consider it one of the best investments possible. As a marketing factor, that makes PLBs an outstanding product for manufacturers. However, as a consumer, it is an expensive investment, and one which should not be made lightly. If you are going to be in situations in which you are outside of Cell Phone conectivity, such as portions of the Florida Everglades, or far offshore nautical ventures, then you move closer to justifying the 1.5% user risk. What this all means is that the best value is a PLB which delivers, but is the least expensive in the inventory. It is against the law to market a PLB which is defective. Therefore, it is not necessary to spend a lot on the very expensive models available on the market. The FastFind 220 offers a 5 year shelf life, reasonable water resistence, ease of use and small footprint, all at the most competitive price in the industry (at present). For now, it seems to lead the pack in PLB options.