new epirb ?/ recomendations ??

my current epirb in the boat expires next month , so im on the hunt for a new one

desire to tick these boxes if possible below

would prefer to buy australian made or at least not made in china jobby
best range on location
walk in shop front buy , rahter than online ?/

thoughts /experiences ?

thanks in advance hezzy

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I got this one. Neat little

Mon, 2020-08-17 12:03

I got this one. Neat little unit and much smaller than my previous one

oceansignal.com/products/epirb1/

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Quote "not available in Australia or New Zealand"

Mon, 2020-08-17 16:23

So is the frequency monitored in area of the world.
3rd line down of add saying not available Australia or NZ

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Line 3

Mon, 2020-08-17 16:56

That seems to relate to the auto activation on immersion.

Not sure how it works out its in Aus waters except gps?

Doesnt mention anything in the user manual either that I could see

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Thankfully I haven't had any

Tue, 2020-08-18 13:19

Thankfully I haven't had any experience with it being immersed

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new epirb

Mon, 2020-08-17 18:42

 If you purchase a new unit , make sure it meets new specifications as of the 1 jan 2021 as set out by australian maritime safety, it must be 406 mhz and be fitted with a cat 1 float free cradle. WHITWORTHS HAVE THESE.

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cheers squalis handy to

Tue, 2020-08-18 11:43

cheers squalis

handy to know

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epirb

Tue, 2020-08-18 13:38

I believe its only certain commercial vessels that have to have float free epirbs as of Jan 2021

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thi sis the one im looking at

Tue, 2020-08-18 13:50

thi sis the one im looking at
has all the features and not bad price

ttps://www.jaycar.com.au/gme-mt600g-australian-marine-epirb-with-gps/p/DC9072

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Yep that’s the one I have. Oz

Wed, 2020-08-19 12:58

Yep that’s the one I have. Oz made and 10 year battery life. Touch wood I won’t ever need to use it  

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Kti

Wed, 2020-08-19 10:16

https://kti.com.au/sa3g/

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