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Personal Locator Beacon

Model Number: PLB-350C / Part Number 2884

The AquaLink™ View Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) sports a digital display that allows you to see all of the beacon's operational activities. The screen displays GPS LAT/LON, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts as well as battery power. The digital display also makes self-testing your beacon simple and easy to understand by visually walking you through the self-test step by step. No more relying on listening to beeps and looking for LEDs.

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Head offshore with confidence. With three levels of integrated signal technology - GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal and 121.5 MHz homing capability - the AquaLink™ View quickly and accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of Search and Rescue satellites, reducing search time and increasing your chances of survival. It's reliable signaling technology that has saved more than 28,000 lives since 1982.

Learn How A Rescue Works

The AquaLink™ View broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that not only tells rescuers where you are, but who you are. The onboard GPS can fix your position to within 100 meters and then utilizes a powerful 406 MHz signal to relay your distress call to orbiting satellites. As local Search and Rescue is deployed, a separate homing signal and integrated LED strobe light guide rescuers to your exact location. 

The AquaLink™ View sports a digital display that allows you to see all of the beacon's operational activities. The screen displays GPS LAT/LON, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts as well as battery power. The digital display also makes self-testing your beacon simple and easy to understand by visually walking you through the self-test step by step. No more relying on listening to beeps and looking for LEDs.

The AquaLink™ View is small enough to be easily carried in a pack or pocket or can be worn on deck, at the helm, in quarters or on a life vest and will float if accidentally dropped overboard.


ACR Exclusive: Built-in GPS acquisition test mode allows you to test GPS functionality up
to 60 times over the life of the battery. Tap into the same field-tested rescue technology used by the U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard, NATO Special Forces and Arctic explorers.

  • No Subscription Fees
  • Floats
  • Super Bright LED Strobe
  • Onboard 66-Channel GPS
  • Self-Test and GPS Test Features
  • Typical Performance 30 Hours
  • Non-Hazmat Battery
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • If you use it...we'll replace it, Free of Charge.  Simply submit your story, send us back your used beacon so we can have it mounted on our Wall of Fame and we'll send you a brand new beacon of equal or greater value.

 

Tags: Personal Locator Beacon, PLB, PLBs, 406 MHz, SurvivorClub, Floats, Buoyant, Strobe Light, Distress beacon, No Subscription, Digital Display, Personal EPIRB, GPS Locator, 2884, PN 2884, PLB 350, PLB350C

Specifications

Product Number 2884
Model Number PLB-350C
Size 2.3 x 5.8 x 1.45” (5.9 x 14.8 x 3.7 cm)
Weight 9.2 oz (261 g) with lanyard
Battery, Class Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries
Battery, Replacement Interval Replacement due six (6) years from date of manufacture or after emergency use
Battery, Operational Life Exceeds 24 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
Battery, Typical Performance 30 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
Battery, Storage -40°F to + 158°F (-40°C to +70°C)
Material Engineered polycarbonate blend
Color ACR-treuse™ (high visibility yellow)
Activation Manual
Operation 2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button. Give clear view of sky
Waterproof 16.40 ft (5 m) @ 1 hr., 33 ft (10 m) @ 10 min. Factory tested @ 70°F, exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements
Radiated Power 6.3W (406 MHz), 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)
Accessories Attachment clip included
Approvals Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, Canada, R&TTE, New Zealand
Limited Warranty 5 years
Lead Free Yes

Warranty

Warranty Length: 5 years

This product is warranted against factory defect in material and workmanship for a period of 5 (five)* years from date of purchase or receipt as a gift. During the warranty period, ACR Electronics, Inc. will repair or at its option, replace at no cost to you for labor, materials or return transportation.

For further assistance, please contact our Technical Service Department at:

ACR Electronics, Inc.
5757 Ravenswood Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-6645.

Email: service@acrelectronics.com, Fax: +1 (954) 983-5087, Telephone: +1 (954) 981- 3333.

This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by accident or misuse, or as a result of service or modification by other than the manufacturer.  The COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER MATTER WITH RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT, except as otherwise expressly stated in the previous paragraph. The Company shall not be liable for consequential or special damages. In order to place the warranty in effect, choose a form above and complete it entirely. Or you may fill out the registration card accompanying your product (if applicable) which must be returned to ACR Electronics, Inc. within ten days of purchase.

*Five Years for the following products:  EPIRB, PLB ,  S-VDR,  SSAS. 

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Ratings & Reviews

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New Purchase

By Nautidog on December 27, 2016 Hopefully will never have it use it. Aboard ship the VHF radios just don't have that 40-60 NM out reach back capability. Gives myself and crew some positive assurance that CSAR will know where to look if something does happen. Also its cheap insurance that you never want to have to use.

Great Product

By TLambert on November 14, 2016 Hope we never use it, great well made and very reliable, I have owned a couple of these from ACR

New Purchase

By jhaddock_4 on August 26, 2016 So far so good! Hope and pray I never find myself needing this PLB but feeling much better, now that I have it with me. After some research and reading several reviews I decided to go with this one because of its test/check functions. I like being able to see what's happening. The purchase was very easy and at a good price at West Marine in Washington, NC.

Go Prepared!

By Big Daddy/Boss Lady on January 28, 2016 I did the research, read the reviews, and saw the survivor stories! I hope to never need it, but it looks like the best product I could have if the unthinkable happened...

Hope I never need to use it

By Never Had It So Good on April 15, 2015 Better to have and not need, than to need and not have

captain

By COPTER` on February 23, 2015 I bought this beacon on the name at first. After I got the item it surpassed my expetations by far. I would recommend the beacon 100 percent

Peace of Mind

By Trawlerguy on January 6, 2015 I move boats around and usually I find a functioning EPIRB on board. But not always. Therefore I was looking for a device I could carry that gives me peace of mind when well off the coast when there was \no EPIRB on board. I hope I never need it, BUT. My traveling toolbag is getting better and more complete.

I found that Confidence with my AQualink View by ACR

By Ray from Sterling Heights, MI via Westmarine.com on August 26, 2011 I looked at a lot of personal locator beacons I Need a Good 2 in one Quality P L B if I have an Emergency. when I head off Shore it has to be waterproof and it has to float. I need to use the same PLB for land Activities Camping, Hiking Deer Hunting and other out door Activities. I found that Confidence with my AQualink View by ACR

Best Option

By Joao from Porto Alegre-Brazil via Westmarine.com on August 26, 2011 Best Option for Personal Rescue. Easy Handle

Provides Great Piece of Mind

By Inflatable Sourdough from Anchorage, AK via Westmarine.com on August 26, 2011 I use this on my 17' inflatable when I am off shore. This provides a great piece of mind and the digital display lets you know exactly what is going on. I love that it floats and it is waterproof, because if I ever need it, the situation would be extreme. The price seems high, but you might be saving your life or the life of those on your boat. If you have enough money to afford a boat, as a responsible boat owner, you should not be without one. As it says on the box, it is your best last chance.

Seems pretty durable

By From Sportys.com Pilot Mall on July 12, 2011 Pros: Slightly smaller than the picture would suggest. Seems pretty durable like it could be tossed around a few times and still work. Simple operation and display shows you what's going on. Unlike Spot Messenger, you can call for help without any subscription fees. Also uses a more reliable system than Spot. Cons: The 406link messaging service is kind of a clever hack- it just listens for the 'self test' messages from the PLB and acts when it hears them. Might be good for telling people you're still alive if you're going hiking in the wilderness. But because it uses the 'self test' function of the PLB every time you use it it wears down the PLB battery a bit, and after a certain number of self tests you need to mail the PLB back for a battery replacement. General Comments: I've never had to use my PLB other than testing it. Hopefully I never will. But a PLB is always a better choice than Spot Messenger for calling for help- the high-power 406MHz transmitter is a lot more reliable than Spot's 1600MHz low-power transmitter and no subscription is required to get emergency help. If you go down in the sticks, you'll be glad you had this.

I hope that I nevwer have to actually use this product

By From Sportys.com Pilot Mall on July 12, 2011 The I'm OK message that can be sent to family when on a long flight, ease of use. Knowing that help will be on the way when activated. I hope that I nevwer have to actually use this product but I know that if I do, it won't let me down.

Easy to operate

By T-Bird from Jamison, PA via Westmarine.com on July 6, 2011 This product is easy to operate. Has all the functions and features to help save lives in a life threading situation; at a very affordable price.

Great PLB you can use on land or water via Westmarine.com

By Picinic Charters From Fort Lauderdale, FL on July 6, 2011 Great PLB you can use on land or water. All the features of a EPIRB at about half the price. Reassuring test functions and update display so you know exactly what the unit is doing. Whether you're in the gulf stream or the brush, when you hit the button someone is coming to help.

FAQs

Q: Whats the difference between the AquaLink models and the SARLink Models?

The quick answer is flotation.

The AquaLink and AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacons are buoyant so you can retrieve them should you ever accidentally drop them in the ocean, lake or in a river.

The SARLink and SARLink View Personal Locator Beacons have a slimmed down back case to make them slightly smaller but these models will not float.

Q: What do PLBs do?

Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) are distress radio beacons which transmit location information about individuals directly to Search and Rescue forces letting them know that the owner is in grave and imminent danger.

Q: Where can I purchase a beacon?

Visit our Where To Buy dealer locator

Q: Can 406 MHz beacons be used anywhere in the world?

Yes, 406 MHz beacons can be used anywhere in the world, including the Poles.

Q: When do you use a Beacon?

Most Search-and-Rescue (SAR) organizations instruct that beacons are satellite signaling devices of last resort, for use when all other means of self-rescue have been exhausted, where the situation is grave with imminent danger and the loss of life, limb, eyesight or valuable property will occur without assistance.

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