EPIRB or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency via satellite and earth stations to the nearest rescue coordination centre. FT-8200 is operated with COSPAS-SARSAT system and meets GMDSS standard.
The FT-8200 EPIRB is supplied with a fully enclosed automatic float free housing which inside includes 2 transmitters and 1 GNSS Receiver. The beacon transmits on the 406MHz frequency and 121.5MHz homing signal for searching and rescue. FT-8200 is fully compatible with the COSPAS-SARSAT and GMDSS regulation and meets IMO requirements.
It is safe and easy to operate. When vessel sinking, the FT-8200 will automatically release itself from its enclosure before it reaches a depth of 4 meters of sea water. The FT-8200 will float on the water surface and start to operate when its water switch is activated or you can activate it manually from a life raft.
Product type: Class II
- Operating temperature: -20 to 55 degree Celsius
- Battery operating: 48 hours
- Battery Pack: Lithium primary battery (Li/SOCl2)
- Strobe Light: 24 times/min
- Waterproof Capability: tested to 10mins at 33ft (10m)
- Dimensions: W140xD119xH370mm
- Total Weight: 1600g
121.5MHz Homing Transmitter
- Operating frequency: 121.5MHz – 3kHz
- Power Output: 17dBm – 3dB
- Modulation Type: AM (3K2OA3X)
- Modulation Duty Cycle: 33% ~ 55%
- Transmission Duty Cycle: 97% continuous transmitting)
406MHz Distress Transmitter
- Operating Frequency: 406.040MHz to 1kHz
- Power output: 5W (37dBm) -2dB
- Modulation Mode: Bi phase L
- Transmission Time: long message520ms, short message 440ms
- Repetition Rate: 47.2s – 52.5s
- Receiver Type: 50 channel, L1-1575.42Mhz, C/A code
- Receiving Sensitivity: -162dBm (tracking), -148dBm (cold start)
- Accuracy: less <15 meter
- Position Capture: <32s (cold start), 2s (recapture)
- Receiving Antenna: Ceramic patch
- Register with the appropriate national authority before using this product.
- Product programming must be done by the factory or authorized service agent only.
- False alert occurred should be informed to local SAR department to immediately stop the alert and cancel the rescue.
- Intentional false alert may result in penalties and any cost of the operation will be charged to the user.
- Repairing and maintenance should be done by an authorized person.