Overview

Overview of GMDSS Test equipment available on the market

Nowadays there is a lot of test equipment designed for marine radio surveyors. The manufacturers from different pieces of the world eager to produce solutions to make a surveyor’s job more efficient and easy. Some of them made as multifunctional solution, which provides possibility to test different equipment by one device. Others went other way round, offering surveyor companies to choose devices “a la carte”. We have gathered the information about all these tools... Read more >>

Video of EPIRB checking by ARG Tester and EPIRB Tester Mini

This video illustrates the procedure of inspection of an emergency positioning indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) operating via COSPAS-SARSAT system by means of two different Testers : ARG Tester manufactured by Sartech and BEACON Tester Mini (or simply BT Mini) manufactured by Musson Marine. We suppose it would be interesting from the point of comparing different approaches to the procedure of testing offered by different manufacturers.  The task is to measure the frequency,... Read more >>
EPIRB

EPIRB testing by ARG Tester and EPIRB Tester Mini

This article illustrates the procedure of inspection of an emergency positioning indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) operating via COSPAS-SARSAT system by means of two different Testers : ARG Tester manufactured by Sartech and BEACON Tester Mini (or simply BT Mini) manufactured by Musson Marine. We suppose it would be interesting from the point of comparing different approaches to the procedure of testing offered by different manufacturers. We have an EPIRB and we are going to provide test... Read more >>
SART Tester

SART Tester

The SART Tester provides precise, complete verification of the operation of any Search and Rescue Transponder in accordance with the requirements of IMO Resolution A.802(19). It is professional and user-friendly device for radio surveyors, inspectors, classification societies and administrative authorities.

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GMDSS Tester MRTS-7

GMDSS Tester MRTS-7

The MF/HF/VHF/DSC/NAVTEX Marine Radio Test System MRTS-7 is intended to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of GMDSS-radios in accordance with the requirements under IMO A.948(23) resolution.

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Sarsat Beacon Monitor 406

Sarsat Beacon Monitor 406

Cospas-Sarsat Distress Signal Fixed Receiver (hereafter as Sarsat Beacon Monitor 406 – 406MHz emergency radio beacon monitoring system) is intended for 406MHz emergency radio beacon rapid signals reception, decoding and positioning. The equipment is destined to reduce rescue operation time.

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GMDSS Test equipment for Radio Survey or Inspection

We are proud to offer the GMDSS Testers, perfect test instruments for radio inspectors performing mandatory, periodical surveys of:

  • Ship-borne communications equipment: MF/HF/VHF radios with DSC
  • COSPAS-SARSAT 406MHz Radio Beacons, such as EPIRBs and PLBs of all types and manufacturers
  • Mobile AIS stations Class A and Class B, AIS-SARTs, AtoNs, AIS Base stations
  • Search and Rescue Radar Transponders (SARTs)
  • Navtex Equipment

Developed and manufactured for professional checking and easy use, testers are used for radio survey all over the globe.

GMDSS Testers are required for approval by classification societies to become a recognized surveyor.

Thank you for your interest in our products!

EPIRB Tester

News

Guidance on AIS devices agreed

The Sub-Committee endorsed a draft Safety of Navigation (SN.1) circular providing information to seafarers on the display of AIS-SART, AIS Man Overboard (MOB) and EPIRB-AIS devices, for submission to the MSC for approval.

GMDSS modernization on agenda

The modernization of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), e-navigation implementation and new and amended ships’ routeing proposals are among items on a busy agenda as the third session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communication, Search and Rescue (NCSR) gets underway (29 February-4 March).