The rescueME EPIRB1 provides peace of mind with an impressive 10-year battery life.

The world’s most compact Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB can always be on hand, as its small size allows it to be easily retained within its manual quick-release bracket or placed in an emergency grab bag or life raft. A simple protective tab over the operating keys prevents inadvertent activation, yet allows for easy operation when required.

The rescueME EPIRB1 also features two high-brightness strobes to maximise visibility in low-light conditions and the retractable antenna provides maximum protection and a reduced outline for stowage. When required the antenna is easily deployed with a gentle pull.

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SKU: 702S-01540

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Link via satellite to Emergency Services

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Homing Beacon to aid final location by search and Rescue craft

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Fast accurate positioning

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30% smaller*

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5 year warranty†

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Retractable antenna

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Auto activates on immersion (Not available in Australia and New Zealand)

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10 year battery life

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Manual release bracket

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Class 3 approved (Australia/New Zealand Only)

Introducing the Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB1 – your reliable companion for maritime safety.

Engineered to swiftly alert search and rescue teams in the event of an emergency at sea, this compact Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is your lifeline on the water. Whether you’re a sailor, fisherman, or adventurer, the rescueME EPIRB1 ensures that your distress signal is broadcast with precision, facilitating a rapid response to your location. With its cutting-edge technology and user-friendly design, this essential device offers unparalleled peace of mind, empowering you to navigate the seas with confidence.

The rescueME EPIRB1 is supplied with an integrated 66-channel GPS as standard, providing accurate positional information to the emergency services to assist in rapid rescue. When activated, the EPIRB1 transmits your position and unique ID to a Rescue Coordination Centre via satellite link. This information is then forwarded to the relevant local Search and Rescue services, letting them know your exact location, thanks to the 66-channel GPS.

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  • 30% (typ) smaller*
  • 10-year battery life
  • 48+ hours of operational life
  • 5-year warranty †
  • Fast accurate positioning with 66-channel GPS
  • Retractable antenna
  • Quick release bracket
  • Secure lanyard


*30% smaller, compared to other products approved to recognised standards (July 2014)

† Subject to warranty statement

For longer offshore or ocean passages, the Ocean Signal EPIRB1 Pro offers an automatic release housing.


Satellite transmission

406.040MHz, 5 Watts (nominal)

Homing transmission

121.5MHz, 50mW (nominal)

Operation life

up to 48hrs at -20°C (-4°F)

Operating temperature range

-20°C to +55°C (-4°F to +131°F)




Cospas Sarsat T.001/T.007 IEC61097-2, RTCM SC11000, IC RSS287

Your Ocean Signal product is warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase and in accordance with the following conditions.


Ocean Signal will at its discretion, repair or replace faulty product free of charge excluding the cost of shipping. Proof of purchase from the original purchaser shall be required in order for a warranty claim to be valid. All claims shall be made in writing to Ocean Signal or an approved service dealer or distributor.


Ocean Signal shall not be liable to the buyer under the above warranty:


  • For any repairs or modifications carried out on the product using parts that are not supplied or approved by the manufacturer Ocean Signal including batteries and for work carried out
    other than by Ocean Signal or approved service dealers.
  • For any part, material or accessory that is not manufactured by Ocean Signal, the consumer will be covered by the guarantee/warranty offered to Ocean Signal by the manufacturer or supplier of such a component.
  • For product which has not been fully paid for.
  • For any product supplied by Ocean Signal to a customer under an alternative warranty or commercial agreement.
  • For the cost of shipping product to and from the customer.
  • The Battery is only warranted until the date of expiry and provided the unit is tested in accordance with the information in the user manual as noted by the electronic witness stored within the product.


The following specific item is excluded from this warranty:


  • Damage to the antenna


This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.


Extended Warranty


By entering your product details you can add 3 years to the warranty period.

When I register my EPIRB or PLB is the 0 in the 15 digit HEX ID (UIN) the number 0, or the letter O?

The HEX ID consists of the numbers from 0 to 9 and the letters from A to F only. The character 0 is the number zero.

Disposal of of EPIRBs and PLBs

Care should be taken when disposing of your PLB or EPIRB when it is no longer required. False alerts from discarded beacons can cause rescue authorities to expend much time and effort in locating discarded EPIRBs or PLBs that have accidentally activated.

Please ensure that care is taken to completely deactivate the beacon and advise the registration authority that the beacon is no longer in service.

It is recommended to remove the battery from the beacon by removing the case lid. Dispose of the battery in accordance with local waste regulations. Please note that Ocean Signal beacons are not user serviceable and removing the lid will invalidate the warranty.

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