General → 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 and offer it for your attention by groups.

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EPIRB → 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, power level and decode Cospas-Sarsat message content. All procedure should be carried out in accordance with IMO Circular 1040.

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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 routine and confirm that it will help if any emergency situation at sea.

EPIRB Test by ARG

The task is to measure the frequency, power level and decode Cospas-Sarsat message content. All procedure should be carried out in accordance with IMO Circular 1040.

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EPIRB → Video of EPIRB Testing by Iron Unidec and EPIRB Tester Mini

Today we will perform the comparative tests of EPIRB, which is intended to detect and locate the boards, aircrafts and people in distress. 

EPIRBs shall be tested at intervals not exceeding 12 months for all aspects of operational efficiency with particular emphasis on frequency stability, signal strength and coding. Today we will check all these parameters.

We need to perform electrical tests to confirm the EPIRB is operational as defined in appropriate performance standards. And for these purposes we require the suitable test equipment – EPIRB Tester. Complete volume of the tests is described in IMO Circular 1040.

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EPIRB → EPIRB Test by Tron Unidec and EPIRB Tester Mini

Today we will perform the comparative tests of EPIRB, which is intended to detect and locate the boards, aircrafts and people in distress.

EPIRBs shall be tested at intervals not exceeding 12 months for all aspects of operational efficiency with particular emphasis on frequency stability, signal strength and coding. Today we will check all these parameters.

EPIRB Test by Jotron Unidec

We need to perform electrical tests to confirm the EPIRB is operational as defined in appropriate performance standards. And for these purposes we require the suitable test equipment – EPIRB Tester. Complete volume of the tests is described in IMO Circular 1040.

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News

16.05.2016

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.

03.04.2016

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).