121.5 MHz Emergency Transmitter Direction Finder Complete Kit
The new ACR Vecta3™ LCD Direction Finder is a 121.5 MHz Emergency Transmitter Direction Finder utilizing the same “homing” frequency used by Coast Guard Search-and-Rescue boats and aircraft. This self contained hand-held direction finder has an integral directional antenna and signal meter, sensitive to a range of up to 8 miles allowing those onboard a vessel to initiate an immediate radio search in the event of a crew-overboard situation where the victim has activated a personal emergency transmitter.
Having a -117 dbm sensitive receiver, the Vecta3™ provides unprecedented sensitivity. This enables the system to detect weak signals at a maximum range.
Incorporating a 1.5″ LCD screen for viewing and operating the system, the LCD user-interface is colorful and easy to operate. The operating system utilizes a menu to navigate throughout the various modes, making setup more intuitive. In addition, the Vecta3™ LCD is a transflective display, which enables daylight viewing. During night use, the LCD screen provides backlighting for easy viewing.
The Vecta3™ has four training frequencies, so no matter where one is in the world, one may choose a training channel that is approved for use in that area.
The ACR Vecta3™ LCD Direction Finder should be an integral part of any vessel’s emergency equipment engaged in offshore racing or cruising, commercial fishing, dive boats or for anyone who is concerned about a potential crew-overboard situation.
ACR Vecta3™ LCD Direction Finder
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The new Vecta™3 LCD Direction Finder locates distress beacons that have been activated due to an emergency, provided they emit a 121.5 MHz homing signal.
Having a -117dbm sensitive receiver, the Vecta™3 provides unprecedented sensitivity. This enables the system to detect weak signals at a maximum range.
Incorporating a 1.5″ LCD screen for viewing and operating the system, the LCD user-interface is colorful and easy to learn. In addition, the Vecta™3 LCD is a transflective display, which enables daylight viewing. During night use, the LCD screen provides backlighting for easy viewing.
The operating system utilizes a menu to navigate throughout the various modes, making setup of the Vecta™3 more intuitive .
Vecta™3 has four training frequencies, so no matter where you are in the world, you may choose a training channel that is appropriate for your region.
Like all products from ACR, the Vecta™3 is rugged, having a body of stainless steel with collapsible PCB antennas.
Direction Finder Size: 9.0 x 2.5 x 1.5 in (23 x 6 x 4 cm)
9.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in (23 x 40.6 x 4 cm) with antenna opened
LCD Screen: 1.5″ (3.81 cm) diagonal
Resolution: 173 x 132 pixels
Type: Transflective, daylight viewable
Direction Finder Weight: 24 oz (680 g) with battery and handle
Material: Aluminum body, PCB antennas
Color: Stainless Steel with blue label
Application: Crew-overboard situations; SAR units responsible for PLB searches
Frequencies Received: Search: 121.5 MHz
Training: 121.375, 121.600, 121.650, 121.775 MHz
Receiver Frequency Band: 115 to 160 MHz
Activation: Manual On / Off switch
Waterproofness: Weather resistant,
can be used in light rain and damp conditions
Temperature Range: -4° to 140° F (-10° to 60° C)
Operation: User-friendly display, with large touchpad controls
Operational Life: Rescue Mode: 30 hours with no backlight, 17 hours with backlight,
unlimited with AC / DC adapter
Battery Type: User-replaceable 2-2/3 A Lithium (DL223A Duracell),
common camera battery, readily available
Limited Warranty: 1 year