Are you looking for a simple PLB for your helicopter? The Series 500-12 Personal Locator Beacon has got your back! This simple, compact, lightweight unit can be used manually or automatically via an ejection seat harness. It is compatible with the majority of search and rescue equipment. These units include COSPAS/SARSAT satellite-based survivor location equipment.
The PLB is a one-piece unit with the transmitter housed in a yellow-pigmented or NATO green molded thermoplastic case. The replaceable battery pack can mount within the overall package. With this in practice, it forms a smooth but non-slip hand-portable unit. You can easily replace the battery module (15 seconds) during beacon operations—full speech capability on 121.5 and 243MHz together with an audible tone indicating live beacon transmissions.
The Series 500-12 unit can survive for up to ten years, with the only maintenance being battery replacement every five years. The supplied antenna can be attached directly to the PLB or remote through a cable assembly for operation in a dinghy. Call Aviation Survival to learn more about this unit today!