GME Accusat Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
After exhaustive testing we have identified a fault in the microprocessor of certain units
that effectively shuts the beacon down.
What to do
If you have a GME EPIRB, please check the model number and serial number. The serial number can be found on the left side of the beacon at the base of the identity panel. If you own one of the affected units listed above, please contact GME at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local distributor to arrange a replacement of your beacon at no extra charge. Standard Communications would also like to take this opportunity to remind all EPIRB users, regardless of the brand, to regularly test the unit. There should be a simple self-test mechanism on all units. You should also ensure that beacon batteries are replaced at intervals recommended by the manufacturer.
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