The JQE-103, a highly reliable life-saving compact float-free satellite EPIRB incorporates new advancements in technology, enhancing search and rescue within ‘the golden day’.
To comply with GMDSS regulations vessels must carry a satellite EPIRB. During critical situations the EPIRB will be released and activated, either automatically or manually. Once activated, the EPIRB will transmit vessel specific information on 406MHz that is passed, via satellite, to the RCC. This information is used to commence SAR operations and with search aircraft monitoring the 121.5MHz transmissions enables the EPIRB to be located.
The JQE-103 is a brightly-coloured, lightweight, watertight and rugged EPIRB, allowing it to be easily mounted on a bulkhead. Additionally, if a situation occurs where it is required to throw the EPIRB overboard, the hardened outer shell will remain intact after a drop onto the water surface from a maximum 20 meter height.