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Mariners urged to upgrade EPIRBs

The Coast Guard is encouraging mariners to switch to digital 406 MHz EPIRBs. Beginning Feb. 1, search-and-rescue personnel will only receive distress alert broadcasts using digital 406 MHz EPIRBs. Search-and-rescue satellites will no longer process older model analog EPIRBs that only transmit on 121.5 or 243 MHz. Click here for information.


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