Registration of 406 MHz distress beacons is a legal requirement in New Zealand.
Registration is free and can result in a more efficient search and rescue effort. Digital 406 MHz distress beacons transmit a unique code that identifies a particular beacon when it is activated.
A registered 406 MHz distress beacon will allow the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand to access the registration database and find contact details for the owner of the beacon in the event the beacon is activated.
Complete the fields below to begin registration online for your 406 MHz distress beacon. Use this for the initial registration of your distress beacon and to confirm and update previously registered beacon information.
Or download the Printable Registration form below, fill it in and post, email or fax your form to:
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand
PO Box 30050
Lower Hutt 5040
Fax: +64 4 577 8041
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