TEST EPIRB IN SCOPE
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EPIRB TESTING MANAGED BY YOUR SMARTPHONE

BEACON TESTER MINI WI-FI

The EPIRB Tester 406 Mini (Beacon Tester 406 Mini) is the most comfortable and reliable solution for out-of-office testing of any type of distress radio beacon (EPIRBs, PLBs) working under COSPAS-SARSAT system.

The EPIRB Tester Mini w/ Wi-Fi provides all necessary measurements on frequency at 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz homing signal frequency.

The measurements are managed from your mobile device, connected via Wi-Fi. All platforms are supported: Android, IOs, Windows, Linux, etc. Intuitive interface of the software enables even an unexperienced surveyor to provide professional testing and measure numerous parameters to make sure that the beacon is reliable. Test report will be generated automatically just click for a needed one.

The testing protocols comply with SOLAS regulations as well as with the IMO Circulars 1039 and 1040.

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EPIRB TESTING IN COMPLIANCE WITH GLOBAL STANDARDS

Product overview

This Tester can be used as a reliable and easy-to-use professional tool for ship surveyors or inspectors, EPIRB suppliers, registry authorities, etc.

EPIRBs are subject to annual performance tests and shore-based maintenance. Shore-based maintenance volume is described in IMO MSC/Circ.1039. The annual testing of 406 MHz satellite EPIRBs is required by SOLAS regulation IV/15.9. The volume of annual beacon testing is described in IMO MSC/Circ.1040 (MSC.1/Circ.1040/Rev.1. IMO MSC/Circ. 955 further recommends that annual testing of the EPIRB shall be carried out concurrently with the Annual Safety Radio Survey.

The testing should be carried out using suitable test equipment, such as EPIRB Tester, capable of performing all the relevant measurements required in the above guidelines. All checks of electrical parameters should be performed in the self-test mode, if possible.

The Beacon Tester Mini receives and decodes messages from any 406MHz COSPAS-SARSAT beacon, transmitting them either in test mode or in emergency mode. The signal can be received through the broadcast using an antenna or the Tester can be connected with a beacon directly with a cable through a suitable attenuator. Radiated tests in emergency mode should be carried out using a shielded room (or a box) only.

After the testing, the results will be displayed on the screen and the software will provide the possibility to generate a test report.

Technical Specification

  • Carrier measurement on channel 406MHz, with accuracy to ±300Hz
  • Carrier measurement on channel 121.5MHz with accuracy to ±500Hz
  • Audio-control of the sweep 121.5MHz signal presence in range of 121500±10kHz
  • Emergency information displays: НЕХ-code (15 Hex ID or the message 1-112 bit) / text view with all measured parameters, including BCH code
  • Accuracy of measurement of total transmission time of the message: ± 0.2% and time of preamble duration, with accuracy to ±0.2%
  • Measurement of received signal level on a frequency of 406MHz within the range 12 – 40dBm or 0.01W - 10W by means of attenuator and within the range -40…-12dBm by means of antenna, with accuracy to ±3.0dB by means of antenna, ±0.9dB by means of attenuator
  • Measurement of received signal level on a frequency of 121.5MHz within the range 10 – 25dBm or 10 – 316mW by means of attenuator and within the range with -40…-10dBm by means of antenna, with accuracy to ±3.0dB by means of antenna, ±0.9dB by means of attenuator
  • RF-input resistance: 50 ±1.5Ohm
  • Internal non-volatile memory: up to 500 results
  • Single measurement circle time: not more than 2 min
  • Power supply: accumulator battery / DC 4.5…7V, no less than 400mA connected to micro-USB input
  • Current drain consumption: in standby mode - no more than 120mА, in measurement mode - no more than 320mА
  • Operation time from internal power supply elements: about 6 hours
  • Operation temperature range: from 0оС to +45оС
  • Relative air humidity: no more than 95%
 
Beacon Tester Mini Wi-Fi
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Beacon Tester Mini Dimensions
 
BEACON TESTER THAT FITS THE POCKET SIZE

Dimensions

This device is really small and lightweight. It can be carried in the surveyor’s pocket when going to the survey and can be easily held in one hand while making tests.

Standard set is shipped in the carton box. Watertight & crushproof plastic case is available for ordering at additional cost.

Dimensions of main unit: 83 x 55 x 20 mm

Weight of main unit: 120 g

Dimensions of carton box: 200 x 120 x 50 mm

Total weight in carton box: 250 g

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ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF EPIRB PARAMETERS

Product Features

  • reception, demodulation and decoding of the emergency information transmitted on channel 406 MHz;
  • frequency measurement of 406 MHz signal;
  • frequency measurement of 121.5 MHz signal;
  • audio-control of the presence of a 121.5 MHz sweep signal;
  • power level measurement on a 406 MHz channel;
  • power level measurement on a 121.5 MHz channel;
  • estimation of positive/negative phase deviation of the modulated signal;
  • measurement of total transmission time of 406 MHz signal;
  • measurement of unmodulated carrier duration of 406 MHz signal;
  • estimation of the equivalent radiated power of a 406 MHz signal through broadcast.
 

5 FEATURES TO MAKE TESTING EASIER:

  • lightweight
  • hand-held
  • Wi-Fi connected to any mobile device: tablet, laptop or PC
  • user-friendly
  • accomplishes tests under international standards for the EPIRB survey

Test Scope:

  • EPIRBs
  • PLBs
  • all types of COSPAS-SARSAT beacons
  • S-VDR capsules
  • Ship Security Alert Systems (SSAS)
  • MoB devices
 

BEACON Tester Mini carries out tests in accordance with comply with the IMO Circulars 1039 and 1040 for shore-based maintenance and annual testing of the EPIRB.


Complete set
 

In the box

USB Power Adapter
1
Main unit
(Beacon Tester Mini Wi-Fi)
2
Wi-Fi Antenna
3
Beacon Tester Mini WiFi Complete Set
Power cable - 1.5 m
(USB A micro - USB B)
4
406 / 121 MHz Antenna
5
  1. USB Power Adapter<
  2. Main unit (Beacon Tester Mini Wi-Fi)
  3. Wi-Fi Antenna
  4. Power cable - 1.5 m (USB A micro - USB B)
  5. 406 / 121 MHz Antenna
Complete set
 

Available options

High Frequency Cables

HF cables and Attenuator

 
Beacon Tester Plastic Box

Plastic Box

 

Complete set
 

Also you get

Beacon Tester User Manual

User Manual

 
GMDSS Tester CE && Calibration Certificates

CE & Calibration certificates

 


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OPERATION FROM ANY MOBILE DEVICE. NO INSTALLATION REQUIRED, JUST WI-FI

CONNECTION TO PC AND DOWNLOADS

The tester is designed to operate with any mobile devices, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets or PC.

You don't need to install any special program on your mobile device, all you need is a web browser and Wi-Fi support.

BEACON Tester 406 Mini doesn’t require any installations or additional settings to provide testing. Software is preinstalled on the device. The tester creates its own Wi-Fi link; no Internet connection is required. And once you connect the tester to your mobile device by Wi-Fi, you can start working.

The test results will be displayed on the user's mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or PC. They will be saved in internal memory for future use. The device comes with vast internal memory that can store up to 500 measurement results.

 
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