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Old 02-06-2014, 00:15   #16
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Re: Epirb for Australia

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I would like to know:
-Can I buy an EPIRB in Europe, but register it with AMSA (as we are Australians starting our cruising life in France)?
-Or should I buy one in Australia, before I fly to France next week?
- or should I order one online to be posted to France?
-What is the best Epirb to buy if money is not an issue? (I see there are a number of GPS, auto activated ones, but is any particular brand is best?)
Any advice you have for me is appreciated.

Nikki
Hi Nikki,

Yes you can use an epirb purchased in Europe, but have it coded with Australian ID. That's not a problem.

I'd highly recommend getting a GPS unit. They don't cost that much more and can be the difference in a quick rescue. GPS ones are often colored green.

I like Safety Alert, gps ones you can get for $280. They have a ten year battery and three day signal. Come with a mounting bracket.

If money is no object get two, or get a PLB as well. But at least have two on your boat.

Ted
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Re: Epirb for Australia

Thanks Ted,

is the Safety Alert one you like the KTI (Kinetic technology international) one?
(If so, they are an Australian company anyway)

If you get 2, do you if the Unique Identifiers can both get registered to the same MMSI?

(Someone at KTI told me if I ordered online they could assign the MMSI to the epirb - I had previously thought that MMSI was only applicable to the DSC radio.....can you enlighten me, by any chance?)
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Re: Epirb for Australia

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Thanks Ted,

is the Safety Alert one you like the KTI (Kinetic technology international) one?
(If so, they are an Australian company anyway)

If you get 2, do you if the Unique Identifiers can both get registered to the same MMSI?

(Someone at KTI told me if I ordered online they could assign the MMSI to the epirb - I had previously thought that MMSI was only applicable to the DSC radio.....can you enlighten me, by any chance?)
Yes, Safety Alert are from KTI.

You don't specifically register an MMSI to an epirb. You register them to your boat and a person. Your right the MMSI is for DSC. If you get two or more, you just register them under the specific epirb registration on the unit.

There is a place on the registration form, where you can record an MMS I if you have one. Registration can be done on the internet.
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