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Fast Find 220
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McMurdo FastFind 220

Sale Price: $291.00

SKU: 2398


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Detailed Description

McMurdo FastFind 220

General Description

McMurdo FastFind 220 A Personal Location Beacon (PLB) is a personal safety device designed to alert search and rescue services and allow them to quickly locate you in the event of an emergency, on land or sea. When activated it transmits a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency which is monitored by the Cospas–Sarsat satellite system. The alert is then relayed via an earth station to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). As the satellites are in a polar orbit they offer true global coverage – with a PLB you can summon help wherever you are on the planet, no matter how remote.

A PLB uses an internal GPS receiver to pinpoint your location to within 62m. Once in the area, rescue services are then able to pinpoint your precise location using the inbuilt 121.5Mhz homing transmitter.

Unlike EPIRBs which are registered to a specific vessel and must be re–registered if moved to a different boat, a PLB is registered to a person and so can be carried with you wherever you are – at sea, hiking, mountaineering or in any remote location or situation where you may require rescue. PLBs are subscription–free devices, so have no cost of ownership after the initial purchase.

The McMurdo FastFind 220 is small and light enough for you to carry on your person at all times. Using advanced technology, the FastFind 220 transmits a unique ID and your current GPS co–ordinates via the Cospas–Sarsat global search and rescue satellite network, alerting the rescue services within minutes. Once within the area, the search and rescue services can quickly home in on your location using the unit’s 121.5Mhz homing beacon and flashing LED SOS light.

The compact McMurdo FastFind 220 is quick and easy to activate, with a safe stow antenna which automatically deploys when the unit is activated. The battery enables it to operate continuously for a minimum of 24 hours. Waterproof to a depth of 10m, the FastFind 220 is also supplied with a flotation pouch, for easy retrieval.

Once activated, FastFind 220 transmits two signals simultaneously

406Mhz Professional global emergency service

121.5Mhz Homing signal to speed up local recover

FastFind 220 could save your life

FastFind gives you:
• Mini size, MIGHTY emergency signal
• Simple design, easy to use
• Self test both the battery and GPS
• Worldwide network of suppliers and service dealers
• Peace of mind to take your next step into adventure!

FastFind 220 has worldwide coverage and ensures you are rescued by professionals


• Floats with buoyancy pouch
• No subscription
• 6 year battery life
• Waterproof to 10m
• SOS morse LED flash light
• Safe–stow antenna

Technical Data

Cospas–Sarsat T.001/ T.007 class2, RTCM SC110 STD
11010.2, ETSI EN 302–152–1, AS/NZS 4280.2, NSS–PLB06
Sealing depth
Immersion to 10m (30″) for 5 mins
Operating temperature
–20 to +55°C (–4 to +131°F)
Storage temperature
–30 to +70°C (–22 to +158°F)
12,192m (40,000″)
Category 2, will not float (keep in buoyancy pouch provided)
Battery type
Lithium metal
Transmit duration
> 35 hours @ +10°C (50°F), > 24 hours @ –20°C (–4°F)
Battery life (storage)
6 years
Battery replacement
Service center
Battery Use
Logged by microprocessor
406.037MHz (alert) / 121.5MHz (homer)
>5W (alert) / > 50mW (homer) nomina
Unique ID Number
Factory or dealer programmed
GPS Type
50 channel, ceramic patch antenna
Size (D x W x L)
34 x 47 x 106mm (1. 34 x 1.85 x 4.17″)
152g (5.4oz)
Indicator Light
High brightness LED signal light
SOS flash light
Morse code SOS flash pattern, 30 operations
Manual, three stage
Tests transmitters, battery and ligh
McMurdo FastFind 220 Dimensions

Why Buy From Us?

Wings & Wheels has been serving the sport aviation and soaring community for more than 20 years.  We have the largest and most comprehensive inventory of sailplane and soaring supplies.  Nearly everything you find here is in stock and can ship the same day.  We are here for aviators, businesses, mechanics and government.  Our goal is to fulfill your order promptly and as conveniently as our resources allow.

Wings & Wheels is proud to be the American representative for HpH Ltd, producer of the finest quality 304 sailplanes.

Our staff has over 8,000 hours of flying experience in gliders and airplanes. Wings & Wheels is staffed by Sean, Garret, and Kelly. You will have a friendly voice pick up when you call. Our staff is trained to promptly take your orders and ship your products.

Shipping Information

Same Day Shipping

Orders placed by 3:00 pm MST Monday-Friday for “off-the-shelf“, in-stock items are normally shipped same day by UPS.  Although we stock the vast majority of the items on our online store, we cannot assure that they will all be on hand at all times. We ship every order as quickly as possible, and in the event of a delay, be assured that we are working hard to get your order shipped promptly. Due to order volume during holidays, we cannot guarantee that all orders placed can ship on the day after the holiday closure. 

Orders for special cut products may take a few days to ship depending on order volume. Special order products ship based on the lead times of each manufacturer. 

Shipping Service

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UPS orders will need to be placed before 4:00 pm EST and 4:00 pm PST Monday-Friday to ship out the same business day.  We apply UPS retail rates to calculate shipping costs.  Packages may not qualify for actual weight due to size.  If dimensional weight is applied by UPS your shipping & packing rate will be adjusted.  Packages are only insured against theft if signature delivery is accepted.  Request signature delivery.


Priority Mail & 1st Class order ship next business day. We will use the flat rate box service if your parts fit in the box and the service cost is less than USPS Priority Mail. USPS may not always have tracking information available.  If you request lower cost USPS shipping you agree to accept all responsibility for lost, stolen and damaged packages.

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