The world’s smallest PLB

  • Waterproof to 15m
  • Link via satellite to Emergency Services
  • Fast accurate positioning
  • 7 year battery life
  • Flotation pouch
  • No subscription
  • High intensity (1 candela) strobe
  • Easily deployed antenna
  • 30 percent smaller
  • Homing Beacon to aid final location by search and Rescue craft
  • 30% smaller (typ) by volume
  • Easily fits in lifejacket
  • Retractable Antenna
  • 7 Year Battery Life
  • 7 year warranty
  • 24+ hour operational life
  • High brightness strobe light >1candela
  • 66 channel GPS receiver
  • Unique mounting clip
  • Operates on the global Cospas Sarsat rescue system
  • Free to use, no subscription charges
  • Supplied with free flotation pouch

Wherever you are, at sea, on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that global emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button.

The rescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.

rescueME PLB1
works with the only officially recognised worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service.

When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services nearest to your are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location to assist prompt rescue.

The rescueME PLB1 is provided with a flotation pouch to fit the PLB into to enable it to float.  Please note that the PLB will not float in an operating position in the pouch.  Please ensure the PLB is firmly attached to the pouch with the provided lanyard, using suitable self locking knots.


406MHz Satellite Transmitter

Frequency 406.040 MHz
Tolerance +/- 1 kHz
Output Power 5 watts (nominal)
Stability 2 ppb/100 ms
Modulation Phase +/- 1.1 radians (peak)
Emission Designator 16K0G1D
Encoding Bi-phase L
Data Rate 400bps
Duration 520 ms


121.5MHz Homing Beacon

Frequency 121.5 MHz
Stability +/- 50 ppm
Output Power 25-100mWPERP
Modulation Swept Tone AM
Emission Designator 3K20A3X
Modulation Depth 85-100%
Sweep Range 400Hz-1300Hz


Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

Light Type High intensity LED
Output Power ~1 candela


GPS Receiver

Sensitivity Cold Start -148 dBm
Sensitivity Re-acquisition -163 dBm
Satellites channels tracked 60
GPS Antenna Microstrip patch



Type Lithium Primary
Chemistry Magnese Dioxide (LiMnO2)
Operational Life >24 hours @ -20°C



Operating Temperature Range -20°C to + 55°C
Storage Temperature Range -30°C to +70°C
Waterproof 15 m @ +20°C
Drop 1 m @ -30°C



Height 77 mm (3.0″)
Width 51 mm (2.1″)
Depth 32.5 mm (1.3″)
Weight 116 g



Cospas-Sarsat T.001 / T.007
ETSI EN302 152
RTCM SC11020
FCC CFR47 part 95K


Rescue Me