A number of websites I looked at had the following warning about the McMurdo
Fastfind 210, which is why I got the 211.
"We do not recommend the purchase of Fast find 210 or 200 as these models
are not approved for registration in either Australia or New Zealand."
On Behalf Of Andrew Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, 15 December 2010 2:21 PM
To: Stephen Ambrose
Subject: Personal Locator Beacons
On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 11:17:39AM +1100, Stephen Ambrose wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who provided advice about PLBs. Based on mostly private
> responses from members of Birding-aus, the Ecological Consultants
> Association of NSW, bush-walking friends and other professional
> I intend to purchase the McMurdo Fastfind 211 PLB (with GPS).
I've thought about getting a PLB in the past so I looked at the unit
The weight of the 211 (150g) is certainly more attractive than the units
available when I last looked, but prices haven't improved. Best I could
find is an ebay seller at $534.00.
The similar McMurdo Fastfind 210 can be bought overseas for ~$250.
I gather it doesn't meet an Australian standard for flotation which I
could live with, but you can't register overseas bought PLBs in Australia
which would make it useless.
I'd love to be corrected if I've come to wrong conclusion from
my lunch-time web browsing.
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