McMurdo FastFind MaxG

//McMurdo FastFind MaxG

McMurdo FastFind MaxG


The FastFind MaxG brings added endurance to safety with 48 hour operational life at temperatures as low as -20C.

The FastFind MaxG’s integral state-of-the-art multi-channel GPS receiver gives search and rescue services your precise co-ordinates with regular updates. A green LED will start to flash, showing that a GPS position fix has been acquired. The MaxG PLB is waterproof to 10m and bouyant. It is supplied complete with lanyard and carry pouch.



The McMurdo FastFind Max G is an advanced Personal Locator Beacon which can be carried on your person at all times. Easy to use, with a three-stage activation to avoid accidental operation, the McMurdo FastFind Max G is waterproof to a depth of 10m and floats.

When activated, the McMurdo FastFind Max G transmits a unique ID and your current GPS co-ordinates via the Cospas-Sarsat global search and rescue satellite network, alerting the rescue services typically within 3 minutes. The inbuilt GPS pinpoints your location to within 62m and once within the area, the search and rescue services can quickly locate you using the unit’s 121.5Mhz homing beacon and flashing LED SOS light. The McMurdo FastFind Max G can operate continuously for a minimum of 48 hours.


  • 406 Mhz frequency
  • 121.5 MHz homing signal
  • Buoyant
  • 5 year battery life
  • Waterproof to 10 metres
  • Simple three stage activation
  • Minimum 48hr continuous operation
  • 60 comprehensive diagnostic and self-tests during battery life
  • User replaceable battery


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: 18,300m (60,000ft)
Buoyancy: Category 1, will float
Battery type: Lithium metal
Transmit duration: > 48 hours @ -20ºC (-4ºF)
Battery life (storage): 5 years
Battery replacement: User replaceable
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) 54 x 78.4 x146mm (2.12 x 3.08 5.74in)
Weight: 300g (10.6oz)
Indicator: LED, Red/Green
Activation: Manual, three stage
Self-test: Tests transmitters, battery and light