ACR ResQlink 406 Personal Locator Beacon Review

Check out the reviews and feedback for the ACR ResQlink 406 Personal Locator Beacon and you make the best decision on whether to use this equipment in the field.

For those times when yelling ‘Here I am’ and flailing your arms won’t get the job done. Once upon a time, suffering a broken femur during a solo backcountry trek meant that you were a goner, but thanks to the ACR ResQlink 406 Personal Locator Beacon, that no longer has to be the case. This high-powered emergency locator and GPS integrates three levels of signal technology so that you can always send out a distress signal to SAR teams regardless of your location on the planet.

ACR ResQlink 406 Personal Locator Beacon Review by Scott
Just got my Resqlink from and wow is it small and light. So much lighter and smaller than both my SPOT (1st version) and especially my ACR AQUAFIX (2006 model). Bought the Resqlink because it was cheaper than replacing the 6 year old battery in the Aquafix. Now I will carry the PLB with me on all adventures. Used to leave the Aquafix at home because it was too big and heavy to lug around. It is even smaller than my Spot which wouldn’t be as effective in a real emergency anways. And no subscription fees also. Win win win.

It’s hard to give a review on a PLB without actually having used it. But from the perspective of design, this thing is great. It’s small and simple; great to carry and simple to use–very important. Instructions on how to use the PLB is also printed onto the beacon in case you’re panicking. I would recommend you buying this just for the peace of mind of yourself and your family back home.

The ACR ResQlink 406 Personal Locator Beacon 406 MHz signal relays information to the worldwide SAR satellite network

The 121.5 MHz signal relays your location to localized ground Search and Rescue operations

On-board GPS accurately notifies rescuers of your position and is accurate to within 100 meters

Bright LED strobe light is automatically activated when rescue signal sent

Full-function test mode lets you know it is working properly without draining the battery

GPS acquisition test mode allows you to test GPS functionality up to 12 times over the life of the battery

Small, lightweight, and easy to carry in a pack, pocket, or on the included lanyard

No subscription or activation fees required, but the device is compatible with the optional subscription service, so you can send periodic ‘I’m OK’ messages to family

Note: device does not float; for a similar device that floats, check out the ACR AquaLink PLB.

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