rescueME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacon


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Model # 17112913 | Mfg # 730S-01261 | UPC # 5060266110344

With its ultra-compact 2" x 3" x 1 5/16" size, there's no excuse to not have this PLB with you in an emergency!

Whether your adventures take you near or far, by sea or by land, you can rest assured that your rescueME PLB1 will summon global emergency services to your location for prompt search and rescue with the press of a button.

Easy to use

The rescueME PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in most challenging situations. A simple spring loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use. The PLB1 has a seven-year battery life and comes with a seven-year warranty. This ultra-compact PLB—only 3" tall—can be easily stashed in your life jacket or kept on your belt.

What does it do?

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 in quickly rescuing you. 

Three alert methods

In an emergency the PLB1 provides three methods of communicating your location:

  • Transmitting 406 MHz via satelite to Emergency Services
  • Transmitting 121.5 MHz Homing Beacon to aid location by Search and Rescue
  • High intensity strobe light

No subscription charges

The rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognized 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.

  • 30% smaller (typically) by volume
  • Easily fits in life jacket or ditch bag
  • Easily deployed, retractable antenna
  • 7-year battery life
  • 7-year warranty
  • 24+ hour operational life
  • High brightness strobe light >1 candela
  • 66-channel GPS receiver
  • Waterproof to 15m (approx. 50')
  • Unique mounting clip
  • Operates on the global Cospas Sarsat rescue system
  • Free to use, no subscription charges
  • Flotation pouch included


  • Classification: Personal Locator Beacon
  • Activation Method: Manual
  • Antenna: Retractable
  • Transmit Power: 5W
  • Frequencies: 406MHz/121.5MHz homing
  • Battery: Lithium
  • Battery Life: Seven years storage/24 hours operation
  • GPS: 66-channel receiver
  • Strobe: Yes
  • Dimensions: 2"W x 3"H x 1 5/16"D
  • Weight: 6.6oz.
  • Warranty: Seven years

Owner’s Manual


rescueME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacon

Name Value
Activation Method Manual
Battery Life 24+ Hours
Battery Storage Life 7 Years
Best Use Man Overboard
Life Rafts
Life Jackets
Ditch Bags
Coastal Cruising
Offshore Recreational
Dimensions 2" Width x 3" Height x 1.28" Depth
Features Waterproof
GPS Enabled
Weight 6.6 Ounces


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