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Survivors recruited to promote EPIRBs

ACR Electronics announced its new ACR Artex Survivor Club, where membership has its rewards.

The Survivor Club allows those who have used an ACR 406 MHz EPIRB, PLB or an Artex 406 MHz ELT in an emergency an opportunity to share their stories and trade in their used beacon for a new one and to be included on the company’s Wall of Fame.

“We see as building a forum that will promote a very important public service message that satellite detectible 406 MHz beacons are the ultimate way out of trouble, and literally are saving lives somewhere around the planet nearly every day,” ACR Electronics CEO Michael Wilkerson said.

Since the inception of the Cospas-Sarsat Search and Rescue program in 1982, electronic beacons transmitting distress signals have resulted in more than 30,000 people rescued worldwide (6,800-plus in the U.S.).