easyAIRDROP Rechargeable – VHF rescue locator unit A167
The easyAIRDROP Rechargeable contains the VHF locator unit easyPOSALERT to support rescue teams, such as SAR airplanes or SAR helicopters.
Packed in a water-protected box, the easyAIRDROP with the built in VHF locator is ready to go for any situation. Just open the box, get the easyAIRDROP and throw it out. An automatic triggering function activates the internal VHF locator unit when it is submerged into the water.Being activated once, the unit transmits a current VHF emergency telegram to all VHF receivers within range. Position is updated every minute with COG, SOG and identification number of the unit.
The air deployable housing is made of 2 floatable plastic parts and is kept together with 2 straps. A soluble tablet will fi x the straps until the whole unit is submerged into water. The VHF rescue locator unit easyPOSALERT is mounted inside the housing. By dissolving the tablet, the housing is opened, and the unit starts transmission by water activation. A weight at the bottom will keep the easyAIRDROP in upright position for best possible radiation. With the long antenna radio range will be 9 to 12 nm to a vessel. SAR airplanes or helicopters will receive the signal in a distance of up to 80 nm by 500 feet flight level.
What is necessary to run the easyAIRDROP Rechargeable?
The easyAIRDROP with the internal VHF rescue locator unit is ready to “grab and go.“ To receive the transmitted signal, an AIS
capable chart-plotter or PC software is required to display the rescue relevant data.