Originally Posted by s/v Jedi
Not yet but it's gonna be the new personal AIS
beacon, probably from McMurdo. That is in addition to a personal locator beacon (also McMurdo, the small/cheaper one)
We only use these gadgets when one is sleeping or otherwise occupied inside and one is standing watch.
A nice addition if you can stow it but:
Has to be manually activated (shares this limitation with personal epirbs)
Only effective for 4 mile radius.
Tempting I agree but the Mobilert system might mean quicker turnaround and recovery. Ideally would have both I guess. Maybe a personal VHF
which could be tracked would be more useful. CAN VHF
be used for direction finding (with the sort of small package RDF machinery which used to be available for HF??