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PLBs Can Save Your Life

Discussion in 'Training, Practices and Equipment' started by letterboy, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    It could have been more clear.

    NOAA would contact your brother, who would contact the embassy. NOAA would contact the local authorities. This is what you were implying correct?
     
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  2. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Yes.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    No Christmas tree for me. I finally trimmed my safety signaling devices into just the following items:

    In right BCD pocket:
    1. Flashlight
    2. DSMB
    3. Spool with double ender
    Flashlight tethered to BCD pocket D-ring
    Spool is tethered to DSMB

    In left BCD pocket:
    1. PLB1 & shoulder mounting
    2. PAB (Nautilus MRG)
    3. Signal Mirror
    4. Whistle
    All tethered to BCD pocket D-ring

    I’m not planning to be lost at sea for > 24 hours.

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  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    What ate the measurements of the sea rescue streamer in its pack please?
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Here is a picture of PLB1 with antenna slightly pulled out. How good do you think the seal around the slot opening of the blade antenna (circled in red)? Also the exposed red alert & T test buttons (pointed with red arrows) are sensitive to pressure.

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  6. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    About 7" tall x 1.5" diameter. It's a cheapy nylon belt case type of deal. There's a 2" strip on the back that can go over webbing. I have mine attached to the canister with the screw clamp. They live together now.
     
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  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    I should have asked whether you have the small one ( sometimes referred to as the personal) or the large one?
     
  8. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    That I don't know. Out of the holster it's 6" wide, and I want to say 25 feet long? I don't remember where I ordered it from to look it up.
     
  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    No problem, thanks
     
  10. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Got it. Thanks for the clarification..
     

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