406 Day 2016: Wednesday April 6th

A Reminder from ACR and their Boating Safety Partners

406 Day 2016 is Wednesday April 06
“406Day” is a time to celebrate lives saved and create awareness on the responsibilities of 406 MHz beacon ownership.Courtesy ACR

Fort Lauderdale, FL on March 29, 2016ACR Electronics and their boating safety partners encourage you to get social on your social media accounts. April 6th was proclaimed "406Day" by ACR Electronics, Inc. in 2013. It is a time to celebrate the over *40,000 lives saved by using 406 MHz beacons and the Cospas-Sarsat Satellite system. The day is intended to create online awareness on the benefits and responsibilities of owning a 406 MHz beacon; such as an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) or Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs).

What started off a few years ago as just a photo share contest on social media, has now become increasingly relevant as there are two items of legislation relevant promoting 406 MHz beacon ownership. On the national level, a bill was introduced offering an IRS incentive to persons who purchase a beacon. In Florida, Governor Scott recently signed a bill which, on average, will give boaters a 20% discount on their boater registration fee annually with proof of NOAA registration.

“406Day” has not only created social media buzz but has also created useful content and has opened meaningful dialogue regarding safety precautions in the boating industry. ‘406Day’ should continue to grow with strategic partners in the multiple facets of the maritime industry, who have made the day what it is today,” shared Nichole Kalil, ACR Media Specialist. “406Day occurs during spring when most of the nation is gearing up for summer boating, the timing to share boating safety messages is perfect”, she added.

*Source: Since the mid 1980's 406 MHz beacons have saved approximately 40,000 lives worldwide. To learn more about 406 MHz beacons please visit NOAA's website at: www.sarsat.noaa.gov.

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About ACR Electronics, Inc

ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine company, is a world leader in safety and survival technology. ACR designs, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive product line of electronic survival products for the maritime, aviation and outdoor markets. The ACR product lines include a full range of 406 MHz distress beacons including EPIRBs, Personal Locator Beacons, and ARTEX ELTs, as well as Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), Rescue Strobe Lights, Searchlights, VHF Radios and Survival Accessories.

ACR's international headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and is registered to the international quality system standards AS9100C (Aerospace) and ISO-9001. Additionally ACR maintains FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification status. For more information about ACR Electronics, or any of ACR's brands including ARTEX, please go to [www.ACRARTEX.com](### About ACR Electronics, Inc. ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine company, is a world leader in safety and survival technology. ACR designs, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive product line of electronic survival products for the maritime, aviation and outdoor markets. The ACR product lines include a full range of 406 MHz distress beacons including EPIRBs, Personal Locator Beacons, and ARTEX ELTs, as well as Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), Rescue Strobe Lights, Searchlights, VHF Radios and Survival Accessories. ACR's international headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and is registered to the international quality system standards AS9100C (Aerospace) and ISO-9001. Additionally ACR maintains FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification status. For more information about ACR Electronics, or any of ACR's brands including ARTEX, please go to www.ACRARTEX.com