How does it Work?


When you purchase your beacon there are details in the box of the emergency services you need to register with. They will need your details and your next of kin details so they know who to contact when the beacon is activated. This unit is like an insurance policy, good to have and hopefully you never need to use it.


When you unfortunately need it, simply open the antenna, turn it on and ideally make sure there is nothing covering it and that it faces upwards to the sky. If stranded in a vehicle, place it on the roof. If in thick bush, try and find a clearing or high point you can use. The less obstacles there are between the unit and the sky, the better the signal. If raining don't put it in a puddle though the device can get wet.


The emergency services you registered with pick up the distress signal. They then try contacting you or your next of kin to see if everything is OK. If not they send out the right people to find you. The GPS tracking is good to within 40m so they should have no trouble finding you. It is simply a beacon so there is no voice communication through it. It is important to stay with the beacon. If you need to move take it with you.

The MT610GAUS has been designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia, to provide the outdoor adventurer or lone worker with a GPS PLB solution that is compact, easy-to-use and affordable. Featuring an integrated 72 channel GPS receiver, zero warm-up time, high intensity LEDs, IP68 Ingress Protection and an inherently buoyant design, the compact size of the MT610GAUS has not compromised the safety features included. It is designed to meet and exceed the latest international standards and is Cospas-Sarsat Class 2 certified.

In the Box:
  • GPS Personal Locator Beacon (MT610GAUS)
  • Safety Lanyard
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick-Start Guide

GME is the only Australian manufacturer of emergency beacons and has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing EPIRBs and PLBs for over 30 years. In that time our beacons have been used to save hundreds of lives around the world.