McMurdo SmartFind G8 EPIRB

The G8 EPIRB offers global 406MHz professional search and rescue alert, with the added benefit of dual GNSS receivers, including Galileo and GPS, to accelerate location detection.

Rugged, multi GNSS 406MHz EPIRB with both GPS and Galileo receivers, optimised for new MEOSAR system


Operating Frequencies:

  • 406MHz
  • 121.5MHz
  • Multi GNSS

Features

  • Multi GNSS including Galileo
  • Accidental activation protection
  • Optimised for Meosar
  • Rugged construction optimised for commercial environments
  • Hands free carry strap
  • 360-degree strobe
  • Comes with safety bracket
  • 10-year battery life
  • Sealed Electronic Unit
  • Sealed Battery Unit
  • Manual/Auto release options

406 MHZ TRANSMITTER

Frequency 406.040 MHz + 1kHZ
Power output 5 W nominal
Modulation Phase (16KOG1D)

121.5 MHZ TRANSMITTER

Frequency 121.5 MHz + 3 kHz
Power output 100 mW nominal
Modulation Swept tone AM (3K20A3X)

AIS TRANSMITTER (SEE NOTE 1)

Frequencies 161.975 MHz (AIS1); 162.025 MHz (AIS2)
Power output 1 W nominal
Modulation Phase (16KOGXW)

GNSS RECEIVER (SEE NOTE 2)

Constellations GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Frequencies 1575.42 MHz (GPS, Galileo);
1602.00 MHz (GLONASS)
Sensitivity -167 dBm minimum
Satellites tracked 72 channel

STROBE LIGHT

Type 3 high intensivity LEDs
Light output 0.2 cd minimum
Flash rate 23 flashes per minute

BATTERY

Type Lithium iron disulphide
Operating life 48 hours minimum
Shelf life (in-service life) 10 years typical in service (see Note3)

ENVIRONMENT

Operating temperature 20 °C to +55 °C (-4° F to +131° F)
Storage temperature -30 °C to +70 °C (-22° F to +158° F)
Automatic release depth 4 m maximum

DIMENSIONS (EPIRB)

Weight 710 g
Height/Width/Depth 423x104x103 mm (incl. antenna)
Length of antenna 206 mm

DIMENSIONS (MANUAL BRACKET)

Weight 110 g
Height/Width/Depth 270x125x121 mm

DIMENSIONS (FLOAT FREE ENCLOSURE)

Weight 1075 g
Height/Width/Depth 416x126x132 mm

STANDARTS APPLIED (SEE NOTE 4)

COSPAS-SARSAT C/S 1.001 C/S T.007
Europe MED (wheelmark)
USA USCG & FCC; FCC ID; TBA;
4 7 CFR Parts 80, 2;
International standards Dependant on variant
IEC 61097-2; IEC 60945 incl.
Corrigendum1; Industry Canada
RSS-287; AS/NZS 4280.1;
IMO MSC/Circ. 862
MO regulations A.662(16); A.694(17); A.810(19);
A.814(19)

PART NUMBERS

SmartFind E8 Manual EPIRB 23-001-004A
SmartFind E8 Auto EPIRB 23-001-504A
SmartFind G8 Manual EPIRB 23-001-002A
SmartFind G8 Auto EPIRB 23-001-502A
SmartFind G8 AIS Manual EPIRB 23-001-001A
SmartFind G8 AIS Auto EPIRB 23-001-501A

NOTE 1: AIS is available on the G8-AIS model only
NOTE 2: GNSS is available on the G8 and G8-AIS models only
NOTE 3: As a responsible manufacturer, McMurdo recommends a 5-year health check at the nearest McMurdo approved service agent. Shore-based maintenance mandated vessels, battery
health check or replacements should be carried out in accordance with flag Administration requirements and not exceeding 5 years.
NOTE 4: Approvals for the various standards is pending

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