ACR ResQLink 406 MHz GPS Personal Locator Beacon

Visits to remote places are often deeply rewarding. But these adventures also entail risks that can occasionally prove life threatening—even for the most experienced outdoors people.

That’s where Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) come in. Available for use in the United States since 2003, this remarkable technology provides a powerful safety net for wilderness travelers. Fortunately, newer models have gotten smaller and less expensive than earlier models.

Leading the pack of small, inexpensive is the ACR ResQLink 406 MHz GPS Personal Locator Beacon ($279 retail).

At 4.6 oz, the ResQLink weighs less than a couple of PowerBars. And topping at just 3.9 inches, it’s smaller than the cellphone in your pocket. Small and mighty, the ResQLink is a full-powered, GPS-enabled rescue beacon designed safety-conscious outdoor enthusiasts.

With three levels of integrated signal technology  (GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal, and 121.5 MHz homing capability) the ResQLink quickly and accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of search and rescue satellites. A built-in strobe light provides visibility during night rescues.

Even in extreme conditions and situations, the ResQLink activates easily. Just deploy the antenna and press the ON button. With its powerful 66 channel GPS, the ResQLink guides rescuers to within 100 meters or less of your position. And, in the continental U.S., search and rescue personnel are typically alerted of your position in as little as five minutes with a GPS-enabled PLB such as the ResQLink .

Two built-in tests allow you to routinely verify that the ResQLink is functioning and ready for use – with the push of a button, you can easily test internal electronics and GPS functionality.



  • Small Size
  • Lightweight Super Bright LED Strobe
  • On Board 66 Channel GPS Self-Test and GPS Test Features
  • Typical Performance of 30 Hrs.
  • Non-Hazmat Battery
  • Wrist Lanyard