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EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) are completely self-contained radio transmitters designed for emergency use. When activated, they transmit an internationally recognised distress signal. They are designed to be used when the safety of you, your craft or your crew is endangered and you have no other means of communication.

GME has combined over 20 years experience in designing and manufacturing EPIRBs to produce products that lead the industry in personal safety equipment.

All GME EPIRBs have the following features:

  • Completely waterproof.

  • Fitted with long life batteries capable of retaining up to 90% of their original Amp Hour capacity after 10 years.

  • Safety seal which serves to indicate that the beacon has never been turned on and the batteries have not been used.

  • Test facility to allow the beacons functionality to be tested without fear of accidentally transmitting a distress signal. The test actually measures the transmitters power output, not just the battery condition.

  • Extended GME warranty. GME Electrophone has full service and maintenance facilities to maintain your beacon and provide recertification where required.



The GME MT400 406 MHz digital EPIRB is the culmination of three years of extensive R & D by GME engineers. The end result is a radical new design concept that is not only a significant improvement on existing beacon performance, but dramatically slashes the cost of 406 MHz EPIRB ownership.

Advantages of a 406 MHZ EPIRB over the older analogue EPIRBs include world wide coverage, position location accuracy to within 5 kms and a more stable transmitted signal resulting in faster response time. Most importantly, the addition of a unique digitally coded message provides Search and Rescue authorities with vital information including the country of beacon registration and identification of the vessel in distress thus greatly reducing the incidence of false alerts and unneccesary deployment of valuable rescue resources.

An auxiliary homing transmitter is included in the MT400 to enable suitable equipped Search and Rescue forces to home on the distress beacon.

  • Unrivaled in Technology, Performance and Price.
  • Ground breaking Patent Pending microprocessor based design delivers unparalleled performance and value.
  • Zero warm-up Digital Technology, many other beacons can take up to 15 minutes to reach optimum operating temperature.
  • High reliability solid state strobe replacing old fashioned xenon tubes.
  • Rugged lightweight easy-to-mount compact design.
  • Easy, in-built self-test facility with audible alert confirms correct operation.
  • COSPAS-SARSAT, C/S T.001 and AS/NZS 4280 approved.
  • 6 Year battery replacement period.
  • Antenna deploys automatically when the unit is removed from the quick-release mounting bracket.
  • Extended 5 Year GME Warranty.