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Old 12 February 2010, 14:16   #11
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Old 15 February 2010, 06:53   #12
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I should have said that, sorry!

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Do RNLI boats still monitor 121.5Mhz?
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Bruce - Which unit do you have?

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Old 15 February 2010, 09:24   #14
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Do RNLI boats still monitor 121.5Mhz?
They use 121.5 for DF purposes, so it's what they'll be using to find you in the water - but only if a team is out there - which generally means they need to be looking for someone. The Satellite monitoring is now all 406, although there is ad-hoc coverage by commercial aircraft.

I was at a SAR lecture with the Irish CG a couple of weeks ago. The synopsis was:
121.5 only - defunct
406 (c/w 121.5) - good, but up to 50 mins for a searchable position, so harder to track a moving target.
406 (c/w 121.5) GPS enabled - Very good, position with CG in under 10 minutes, often 5.
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hi folks,
The diving club i belong to are currently in the stages of buying an epirb for our rhib.The main problem is ,whether to buy a manual,or manual/automatic.
our branch diving officer is of the opinion with the amount of water spray that comes over the boat,it could lead to accidental activation as there is not any relative sheltered area on the boat in which it could be kept fairly dry.
could someone enlighten me as to how much exposure it could withstand before it would activate.

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Is this what you need for diving- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/divers-epirb_W...item414cfc7cd0 or are you thinking about just a boat system
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I should have said that, sorry!

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Do RNLI boats still monitor 121.5Mhz?
Sorry missed this and Wilks already answered it.
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