Saved by the Beacon

"406MHZ Beacon Awareness Day" is coming up on Monday, April 6, 2015!

Mark your calendar for the "406MHz Beacon Awareness Day" event held on Monday, April 6, 2015. (4/06 - get it?)

Celebrate the lives that 406 technology has saved and join the 406Day photo share contest. Show us where you take your 406MHz beacon. Tweet your photos along with a caption to @acrartex and @safeboatcouncil using hashtag #406Day, or email your entry to
Two winners will be chosen and awarded ACR safety gear! The winning posts will be selected based on scenery and creativity. Photos are due no later than April 6, 2015.

In addition to sharing where you take your 406MHz beacon we ask that you also recognize 406MHz Beacon Awareness Day by doing the following:

• Testing your beacon
• Checking your beacon's battery and expiration date
• Updating your beacon registration with NOAA