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a distress ... a person in trouble at the other end of that distress beacon activation. In 2 018 , there were 16,9 8 4 distress
alerts in the United States. Of that number, only 331 were
actual distress events that led to a life being saved.
While a vast majority of these non-distress events is
harmless in intent, they all place responders lives and
equipment at risk. The primary platform for false alert/ nondistress events in the SARSAT system are 4 06 MHz EL Ts
( N OAA SARSAT no longer monitors or supports 12 1.5
MHz) . This is, in part, due to the extraordinary diligence
in adherence to maintenance schedules and preventative
maintenance checks carried out by both pilots and aircraft
maintenance technicians. EL Ts are required by the Federal
Aviation Administration to be aboard every aircraft registered
in the United States. Due to this, EL T beacons are regularly
scheduled for maintenance and checks. It is the recurring
nature of this maintenance and the inaccurate execution of
this maintenance that inadvertently causes false alerts/ nondistress beacon activations.
The numbers are stark in this regard. In 2 018 , there were

3,04 9 instances of EL T beacons mishandling false alerts
compared to 559 for EPIRBs and 4 66 for personal locator
beacons. Resolving that statistic alone would represent an
18 % decrease in false activations. Decreasing this number,
as well as the numbers for all beacon types, begins with
proper understanding of the system and knowledge of the
manufacturer's testing and handling procedures.
Testing
Prior to 2 009 , the SARSAT system operated for most of
its 2 9 years using 12 1.5 MHz beacons, and toward the end
of that time period, the 4 06 MHz frequency was integrated
into beacon technology. After 2 009 , SARSAT monitoring of
the 12 1.5 MHz frequency ceased. The 4 06 MHz frequency
is the only frequency dedicated solely to the international
C OSPAS-SARSAT system. In order to correctly test a 4 06
beacon, follow manufacturer procedures and use the test
function located on the device. This will fully test the beacon

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