Gill OS2 vs OS3

Gill OS2 vs OS3

So, you are on the fence between an OS3 jacket or an OS2 sailing jacket from Gill. If I could give you one piece of buying advice it would be frequency. How often will you be using your new gear? If it’s regularly then I’d tend to go for the OS2, but if you only…

Types Of EPIRB Simplified For Sailors

Types Of EPIRB Simplified For Sailors

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) are type of emergency beacon critical for maritime safety. They come in mainly two types: Category I and Category II. These beacons play a vital role in locating vessels in distress by sending signals to search and rescue satellites. Types of EPIRB in the Marine Industry EPIRBs are designed…

Ocean Signal RescueME EPIRB1 Review

Ocean Signal RescueME EPIRB1 Review

Having had recent hands-on experience with the EPIRB1, I’ve gathered my thoughts from this firsthand experience with the unit. We collectively have nearly 50 years of maritime experience here at Sailing Savvy. In this detailed breakdown, you’ll gain insight into the compactness and feature-rich technology embedded within one of the best EPIRBs currently on the market. Bottom…

Ocean Signal RescueME EPIRB1 Pro Review

Ocean Signal RescueME EPIRB1 Pro Review

After using the EPIRB1 Pro recently, I’ve put together my thoughts from using the device firsthand. We collectively have nearly 50 years of maritime experience here at Sailing Savvy. In this detailed breakdown, you’ll gain insight into the compactness and feature-rich technology embedded within one of the best EPIRBs currently on the market. Bottom Line The EPIRB1…

EPIRB Hydrostatic Release Units Explained

EPIRB Hydrostatic Release Units Explained

A hydrostatic release unit is a critical component in the automatic deployment of a float-free EPIRB. It’s designed to activate based on water pressure at a predetermined activation depth. The HRU releases the EPIRB only when a vessel is sinking, allowing it to reach the surface and transmit a distress signal. This device is essential…

Effective EPIRB Maintenance Tips

Effective EPIRB Maintenance Tips

Maintaining your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is critical to ensure its reliability in an emergency. Regular EPIRB testing and maintenance ensures that when needed, your beacon will function correctly. This means consistently checking that the housing is intact, the battery is in date, and that the device is properly registered and ready to…

EPIRB Frequency Guide for Sailors

EPIRB Frequency Guide for Sailors

An EPIRB operates primarily at the 406 MHz frequency band, which is monitored by the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system and is detectable by satellites globally. The comprehensive coverage and range of this technology ensures that distress signals can be transmitted from anywhere in the world. A secondary frequency, 121.5/243 MHz, acts as a homing signal for…