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ACR Search and Rescue Transponder (SART)

ACR PathFinder3 SART


Survival Craft Radar Transponder
Order No. 2714

new regulations require the carriage of a SART in every 4th life raft on most commercial ships as of July 1, 2004.

Please download the technical information as a PDF-document ACR Pathfinder3 SART data sheet [223 KB]


Techn. Data


Radar Plot od SART Signal

Frequncies: 9,2 - 9,5 GHz Radar band

Size: 12.5 x 3 in (31.8 x 7.6 cm) easily packs into life raft

Weight: 1.5 lbs (24 oz) (680 g)

Material: High impact polystyrene

Color: Hi-Viz Yellow

Deployment: Manual

Operation: Turn switch ring to the left into the test position. Remove safety tab, guide the switch ring to the right and into the „ON“ position

Certification: USCG, MED

Battery: Lithium (5 year replacement life)

Waterproof: Up to 10 meters (33 ft)

Three unique TESTING options

• Built-in test mode:

Turn switch to left and hold; red LED should flash, followed by a beep. This indicates a passing self test.

• Practical testing:

Hold SART in the test mode and check for SART response on a nearby radar screen. SART must be at least 40 feet from radar antenna.

• New ACR SART test:

Convenient „companion“ test of the transponder between two units. Place SART1 in the test position and hold it. Self-test SART2. SART1 will hear SART2 and respond with LED and tone. Repeat test with SART2.