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GME MT403 406MHz Emergency Beacon

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  • GME MT403 406MHz Emergency Beacon
  • GME MT403 406MHz Emergency Beacon
  • GME MT403 406MHz Emergency Beacon

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Product Info

Product Info

Check out the GME MT403 406MHz Emergency Beacon's Key Features

  • Genuine Australian GME 6 Year Warranty
  • Peace of Mind Purchase Guarantee (bottom of page)
  • 406MHz Water & Manually Activated Emergency Beacon
  • Zero warm-up digital technology
  • High intensity solid state strobe
  • COSPAS-SARSAT worldwide operation
  • Automatically activates on immersion in water


GME MT403 series EPIRBs are a culmination of years of extensive R & D by GME engineers. The end result is a radical new design concept that is not only a significant improvement on existing beacon performance, but dramatically slashes the cost of 406 MHz EPIRB ownership.

The MT403 includes a water activation feature. Once it has been removed from its mounting bracket, the MT403 will activate automatically on immersion in water. Of course you can also activate it manually if required.

Advantages of a 406 MHZ EPIRB over the older analogue EPIRBs include, worldwide coverage, position location accuracy to within 5 kms and a more stable transmitted signal resulting in faster response time. Most importantly, the addition of a unique digitally coded message provides Search and Rescue authorities with vital information including the country of beacon registration and identification of the vessel in distress, thus greatly reducing the incidence of false alerts and unnecessary deployment of valuable rescue resources.

An auxiliary homing transmitter is included in the MT403 to enable suitably equipped Search and Rescue vessels to home in on the distress beacon.


  • Unrivaled in Technology, Performance and Price.
  • Easy, in-built self-test with audio / visual alert.
  • Meets AS/NZ 4280.1:2003 standards. C/S T.001/007.
  • Ground breaking microprocessor based design, delivers unparalleled performance and value.
  • Antenna deploys automatically when the unit is removed from the quick-release mounting bracket.
  • Automatically activates on immersion in water (when removed from the bracket) or can be activated manually if desired.
  • 6 Year battery life.
  • 6 Year GME Warranty.
  • Rugged lightweight easy-to-mount compact design

GME - The Company

GME was established over 50 years ago with the intention of designing and manufacturing world class radio and communication equipment within Australia. GME products fall under the umbrella of Standard Communications Pty. Ltd. and proudly remain a privately owned Australian company. Their radio products are of the most reliable quality and have been depended upon by the Australian rural community and State Emergency Services. Their communications product range is broader than just radios and we stock great quality GME products including marine and car audio, UHF and VHF radios, scanners, chargers, batteries and a host of communication accessories.

Peace of Mind Purchase Guarantee & Declaration of Warranty
This product is supplied directly via GME Australia and enjoys the FULL benefits of the 'GME AUSTRALIAN WARRANTY'. (You may also be entitled to other consumer warranties as provided by the Australian Consumer Guarantee and these entitlements are not limited by this warranty). Should this product fail, you have the option of contacting the manufacturer / supplier directly.

We are a FULLY AUTHORISED Australian retailer for GME Australia.

This product will be shipped from our Sydney Warehouse. This product is NOT DROP SHIPPED from overseas.

Tech Specs

Technical Specifications

Activated UHF (406) and VHF (home) complete with high intensity strobe and audible activation alert
Self Test Comprehensive internal diagnostics with visual and audible operator feedback. UHF test message (inverted synchronisation compatible with portable beacon testers).
Activation Manually activated by user or automatically activated when deployed in water
Duration 48 hours minimum.
Transmission 121.5 and 406 MHz distress signals commence ~ 60 seconds after activation.
Delay None required (due to digital frequency generation)
VHF 121.5 MHz, 50 mW ±3 dB, swept tone AM.
UHF 406.028 or 406.037 MHz, 5 W ± 2 dB, PSK (digital).
Light 20 flashes/minute at > 0.75 cd effective intensity
COPAS-SARSAT Certified to C/S T.001 (Class 2) requirements.
Standards and Approvals IEC 61097; IEC 60945; AS/NZS 4280.1; ETSI EN 300 066
Repetition Period 50 s mean, digitally generated randomization.
Replacement Period Prior to expiry date marked on case.
Replacement Method Service centre, or factory only (non-user replaceable).
Chemistry LiMnO2 (0.49 g Lithium per cell)
Configuration 5 parallel packs each of 2 series cells
Operating -20˚C to +55˚C
Storage -30˚C to +70˚C
Weight 555g (plus 98g for bracket)
Compass Safe Distance 0.7m (inc. mounting bracket) from magnetic navigational device when inactive
Dimensions 102 (W) x 260 (H) x 83 (D) mm max. when stowed in bracket
Materials UV stabilized plastic chassis
Antenna Flexible self straightening stainless steel design


In The Box

What's Included?

  • MT403 Water and Manually Activated EPIRB
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Reference Placard
  • Registration Forms
  • Mounting Bracket

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