CETCME PLB, any good?
I'm looking to buy a PLB, and I saw this affordable PLB at SafetyBeacons: https://www.safetybeacons.co.nz/catalog/product/view/id/27/s/cetcme-vpl8-plb It meets all my requirements, but I can't find a lot of reviews about it. Looking through various topics here, I see a lot of references to KTI. But, they are no longer in business, and it looks like they have been replaced by CETCME at this store. Any thoughts on this particular PLB? Or should I chip out a bit more and go for a more established brand, like Ocean or ACR?
never heard of them either looking at the website chinese company that makes maritime comms devices, including epirbs should be reliable if thats the industry they are in. http://www.cetcme.com/en/bigproducts.asp?anid=89
I guess it's OK, NZ website states it meets the COSPAS/SARSAT standards and relevant AS/NZ standards. It seems to have a LCD read out of the GPS coordinates and compass direction, might be useful if you dropped your phone but still had the PLB and a map to locate yourself on.
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