Rescue Beacons need to be registered to help you in a timely manner. To register the beacon you need to know what it’s HexID/UIN is. Be sure to ask your seller at the time of purchase.
What is the HexID or UIN?
The HexID or Unique Identity Number (UIN) is the unique code programmed into each 406 MHz distress beacon and transmitted when the beacon is activated.
When registering a distress beacon, this code must be included in the registration as it is the only code that links the individual distress beacon to the registration database. Without the HexID the beacon cannot be registered.
The HexID is 15 characters long and is made up of hexadecimal numbers (0-9) and letters (A-F). The code can be found on the label of all 406 MHz distress beacons.
I have an Australia HexID/UIN?
register here: AMSA Beacons
I have a New Zealand HexID/UIN?
register here: 406 Beacon Registration