Introducing the world’s smallest PLBrescueme plb front

  • 30% smaller (typ) by volume
  • Easily fits in lifejacket
  • Retractable Antenna
  • 7 Year Battery Life
  • 7 year warranty
  • High brightness strobe light >1candela
  • 66 channel GPS receiver
  • Unique mounting clip and flotation pouch

Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button. 


Already over half of our initial shipment has gone. You can now purchase one of these at $339.

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OS-rescueME-PLB-feature-image-03-300x300The rescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognised 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.

When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location.

The Cospas Sarsat system uses two methods of locating a beacon. The satellite system is designed to locate your beacon using the transmission alone.  The accuracy of this fix is approximately a 5 nautical mile radius, but is typically much better. The rescueME PLB1 has a built in GPS receiver which is used to encode the position in the transmission.  When the GPS has a reliable fix, usually within a few minutes, the accuracy is typically within 100 metres of your actual position can be acheived.



406MHz Satellite TransmitterrescueME-PLB-network-diagram-300x164

Frequency      406.040MHz
Tolerance       ±1kHz
Output Power       5watts (nominal)
Stability       2ppb/100ms
Modulation Phase       ±1.1radians (peak)
Emission Designator       16K0G1D
Encoding Bi-phase       L
Data Rate       400bps
Duration       520ms


121.5MHz Homing Beacon

Frequency      121.5MHz
Stability      ±50ppm
Output Power     25-100mW PERP
Modulation      Swept Tone AM
Emission Designator      3K20A3X
Modulation Depth      85-100%
Sweep Range      400Hz – 1300Hz


Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

Light Type      High intensity LED
Output Power      ~1candela


GPS Receiver

Sensitivity Cold Start -148dBm
Sensitivity Re-acquisition -163dBm
Satellites channels tracked 60
GPS Antenna Microstrip patch



Type Lithium Primary
Chemistry Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)
Operational Life >24hours @ -20°C



Operating Temperature Range -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature Range -30°C to +70°C
Waterproof 15metres at +20°C
Drop 1metre @ -30°C



Height 77mm
Width 51mm
Depth 32.5mm
Weight 116g



Cospas-Sarsat T.001 / T.007
ETSI EN302 152
RTCM SC11020
FCC CFR47 part 95K