McMurdo FastFind 220

//McMurdo FastFind 220

McMurdo FastFind 220


The FastFind 220 Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) uses advanced technology packed into a simple, lightweight, palm sized unit.

Key features include GPS, bouyancy flotation pouch, 6-year battery life, waterproof to 10 metres, and SOS morse LED flash light.



The Fast Find 220 Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) gives you the reassurance of a last resort safeguard against any life threatening incidents that may occur any-where in the world. If you find yourself in a remote area without any other form of emergency communication, on land or at sea, your Fast Find 220 can call for help.

When triggered, the Fast Find 220 transmits a unique serialised ID to the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system which can pinpoint your location anywhere on the earth’s surface. This is typically within 5 minutes, but can be up to 45 minutes depending on satellite cover-age. The Fast Find 220 uses an internal GPS receiver to pinpoint your location to within 62m. Once in the area, rescue services are then able to pinpoint your precise location using the inbuilt 121.5Mhz homing transmitter.

Waterproof and fully submersible to 10 metres, the Fast Find 220 features an inbuilt GPS receiver that can pinpoint your location to within a few metres. Dense tree cover or a steep-sided canyon can sometimes make it difficult for the GPS to obtain a posi-tion fix. If this is the case, the satellites will still be able to pinpoint your approximate location and the unit’s secondary homing transmitter enables SAR teams to home in on your exact location once they are in the vicinity. The unit also features a flashing SOS light which can be used to attract attention.

The lithium power cell offers a minimum 24hr continuous operation and a 6 year battery storage life.

Using Your Fast Find 220


  • 406 Mhz frequency
  • 121.5 MHz homing signal
  • Floats with buoyancy pouch (supplied)
  • 6 year battery life
  • Waterproof to 10 metres
  • SOS morse LED flash ligh
  • Minimum 24hr continuous operation
  • Self test facility with battery use indicator
  • Safe-stow antenna


Standards: Cospas-Sarsat T.001/T.007 class2, RTCM SC110 STD 11010.2, ETSI EN 302-152-1, AS/NZS 4280.2, NSS-PLB06
Sealing depth: Immersion to 10m (30ft) for 5 mins
Operating temperature: -20 to +55ºC (-4 to +131ºF)
Storage temperature: -30 to +70ºC (-22 to +158ºF)
Altitude: 12,192m (40,000ft)
Buoyancy: Category 2, will not float (keep in buoyancy pouch provided)
Battery type: Lithium metal
Transmit duration: > 35 hours @ +10ºC (50ºF), > 24 hours @ -20ºC (-4ºF)
Battery life (storage): 6 years
Battery replacement: Service centre
Battery Use: Logged by microprocessor
Frequency: 406.037MHz (alert) / 121.5MHz (homer)
Power: > 5W (alert) / > 50mW (homer) nominal
Unique ID Number: Factory or dealer programmed
GPS: Type 50 channel, ceramic patch antenna
Size: (D x W x L) 34 x 47 x 106mm (1.34 x 1.85 x 4.17in)
Weight: 152g (5.4oz)
Indicator: Light High brightness LED signal light
SOS flash light: Morse code SOS flash pattern, 30 operations
Activation: Manual, three stage
Self-test: Tests transmitters, battery and light