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Class A, B, & S EPIRBs are now prohibited as of Jan. 1, 2007.
This leaves only the 406 (cat. I & II) and the class C (on the Great Lakes).
Refer to 47 CFR Parts 80.1051 through 80.1059. This went out in the Notice to Mariners.
So in other words that particular EPIRB is no longer viable. The reason is that they have had to many false alerts with those EPIRBs.
Your 406 can have the 121.5 for RDF and this also does not effect the 121.5 MOB devices.
Now you are stuck with legally deposing of that old EPIRB.
Last edited by Boasun; 10-11-2007 at 03:25 PM.