In case you hadn’t heard April 6th is “Beacon Awareness Day”. 406 MHz Emergency beacons have saved over 41,000 lives around the world since the early 1980’s. Although it is certainly a day to celebrate all the lives saved as well as the Search and Rescue personnel who rescued them, it is also the perfect day to remind owners of proper beacon maintenance. Owning a beacon comes with responsibility. Use 406Day or April 6th to update your NOAA registration, check our battery, test your beacon, and make sure your beacon is suitably mounted in an easy to access area of your boat. You can also encourage your friends to consider having a beacon on social media by sharing images pertaining to beacon safety using #406Day18.
If you don’t already own a beacon, ACR Electronics is offering Sea Tow members a special gift-with-purchase for the month of April – an Emergency Gear Kit, a $20 value. Buy an ACR or Ocean Signal beacon within the month of April and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of your receipt. Just type ‘Sea Tow Member” in the subject line, add your mailing address and name in the body of the email to receive your free gift. You can purchase an ACR Beacon from your local marine supply store.
Happy #406Day18 from our friends at ACR Electronic
Did you know?
You can rent an EPIRB or PLB from the Sea Tow Foundation today – It’s easy!
- Click “Rent Beacon Now” button, select the beacon you want, then fill in rental form.
- Sea Tow Foundation contacts you directly to review details
- You receive the beacon
- Go Boating!