PLB1, the World's smallest PLB

Wherever you are, at sea, on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that global emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button. The 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 nearest to you are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location to assist prompt rescue.

The rescueME PLB1 is provided with a flotation pouch to fit the PLB1 into to enable it to float.  Please note that the PLB1 will not float in an operating position in the pouch.  Please ensure the PLB1 is firmly attached to the pouch with the provided lanyard, using suitable self-locking knots.

30% smaller (typ) by volume

Easily fits in lifejacket

Retractable antenna

7 Year battery life

7 Year warranty

24+ hour operational life

High brightness strobe light >1candela

66 channel GPS receiver

Unique mounting clip

Operates on the global Cospas Sarsat rescue system

Free to use, no subscription charges

Supplied with free flotation pouch


PLB1 Specifications


NZ Coded

406MHz Satellite Transmitter

Frequency: 406.040MHz

Tolerance: ±1kHz

Stability: 2ppb/100ms

Output Power: 5watts (nominal)


121.5MHz Homing Beacon

Frequency: 121.5MHz

Stability: ±50ppm

Output Power: 25-100mW PERP


Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

Light Type: High intensity LED

Output Power: ~1candela


Satellite Transmitter 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

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 High intensity LED

Output Power ~1candela

GPS Receiver - Sensitivity Cold Start -148dBm

Sensitivity Re-acquisition -163dBm

Satellites channels tracked 60

GPS Antenna Microstrip patch

Battery 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



Ocean Signal rescueMe PLB1 NZ

$550.00 Regular Price
$475.00Sale Price