Cruisers Forum

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-05-2009, 08:25   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Boat: Admiral 38 Catamaran - afLOAT
Posts: 82

2 questions on EPIRBs:

1. I think I recently saw reference to a changed standard for EPIRBs that indicated that there is a new technology such that older EPIRBs will in the near future not be effective for emergency position locationing. Hence, there may be a requirement to update/replace existing EPIRBs. Can anyone provide some definitive knowledge about this?

2. If point #1 is not the case, I need some advice on the transferability of an existing EPIRB. Our fully equipped (for liveaboard cruising) 2005 Admiral 38 catamaran that we recently purchased has an EPIRB that would have been registered to the previous owners. Can I change the base information on this device so that it would provide emergency locational service to the new owners? We are starting our first 6 month Bahamas/Caribbean cruise this coming winter and I want to ensure that I have a fully functional EPIRB.

s/v afLOAT
Teej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-05-2009, 08:49   #2
Registered User
jackdale's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 6,250
Images: 1
COSPAS-SARSAT has made the decision to terminate 121.5/243 MHz alerting services as of February 1, 2009.


Spectrum Management and Telecommunications - RSS - 287 - Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), and Maritime Survivor Locator Devices (MSLD)

CRYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator, Sail
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USED EPIRB Matt Hager Marine Electronics 27 14-01-2009 14:42
Self Test on EPIRB..? CSY Man Health, Safety & Related Gear 0 07-05-2008 16:03
EPIRB Battery Charlie Health, Safety & Related Gear 49 23-04-2008 18:14
Which Epirb? rockietopman Marine Electronics 20 26-03-2008 08:05
EPIRB vs. PLB Curtis Health, Safety & Related Gear 7 30-01-2005 11:57

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:45.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.