BEACON TESTER enables professional checking of all types of maritime emergency radio beacons that operate in COSPAS-SARSAT system, such as EPIRBs, PLBs.
Use BEACON TESTER to carry out accurate, independent measurements of the COSPAS-SARSAT distress beacon parameters in a volume of:
EPIRB Tester is a specified service equipment and reliable test solution for ship surveyors, beacon suppliers, classification societies and administrative authorities. It checks the operation of all types of distress beacons (EPIRBs, PLBs) of any manufacturer, and any other device (SSAS, SVDR, VDR) operating within the COSPAS-SARSAT system.
The Tester is intended to determine that the EPIRB is operational as defined in the appropriate performance standards:
BEACON Tester (or EPIRB Tester) is lightweight, handheld and easy to use thanks to its intuitive interface.
The device has a 10-button keyboard and a backlit LCD display.
The Tester can be supplied in a watertight and crushproof plastic case. Standard set is shipped in the carton box.
Dimensions of main unit: 195 x 101 x 43 mm
Weight of main unit: 0.55 kg
Dimensions of plastic case: 280 x 250 x 110 mm
Total weight in case: 1.5 kg
Beacon Tester is a very convenient tool to check the 406MHz Cospas Sarsat Beacon operation
The Beacon Tester receives the signal, measures the frequency values, power level in all channels, signal duration, calculates and compares the BCH code and finally decodes all emergency information automatically.
The tester measures the parameters of the beacon using a standard external antenna (from 3 to 15 meters), as well as using a high-frequency cable and an attenuator connection.
Note: an attenuator is required to measure the power level, otherwise the power level will only be estimated.
All test procedures could be provided in accordance with international standards::
All data can be viewed on the tester’s LCD, saved or transmitted to PC for report creation.
The tester is powered by 4 AA batteries 1.5V, as well as by external DC source with voltage 4.5…7V and load current no less than 500mA.
The BEACON tester allows to perform:
The tester is designed to operate at the temperature range from 0°С to + 45°С and relative air humidity should be no more than 95%, which is determined by used LCD.
The tester power supply is performed by 4 AA batteries 1.5V, as well as by external DC source with voltage 4.5…7V and load current no less than 300мА. The tester is power supplied by USB cable when connected to computer or net USB adapter.
Approximate continuous operation time of the tester from the internal power supply elements is about 6 hours.