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Seasafe SSTX/DV Instruction manual
SEASAFE MODEL
SSRX/01
ALARM & TRACKING RECEIVER
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CONTENTS
1.
Technical support
2.
Warranty
3.
Regulatory compliance
4.
Box contents
5.
Receiver Layout and Controls
6.
Equipment introduction
7.
Equipment specification
8.
Installation
a. Receiver
b. Power/auxiliary output cable
c. Omni-directional antenna
d. Collapsible directional-antenna
9.
System operation
10.
Accessories
11.
Copyright
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Technical Support:
For any technical questions or for support, please contact your local
Seasafe distributor or visit:
Internet: http://www.dafar.com.tw
Email: info@dafar.com.tw
Telephone: +886-2-2345-5738
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Warranty:
Seasafe warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for 12 months after the date of purchase. If your Seasafe
Receiver is found to be defective within that time, we will promptly repair or
replace it. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, wear and tear,
or consequential or incidental loss.
Warranty registration at http://www.dafar.com.tw
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Regulatory Compliance:
This device complies with AS 42868.2 as amended by LIPD (Low
Interference Potential Device) 24 August 2005. In particular table ZZ1.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any
interference received, including any interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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Box Contents:
Included in the purchase of the Seasafe SSRX/01 Alarm & Tracking
Receiver are the following components:

Seasafe Model: SSRX/01 Alarm & Tracking Receiver

Mounting cradle

5 x NiMH rechargeable batteries (installed by dealer upon purchase)

Audio headset

Power cable & connector

Marine omni-directional antenna (not in box)

Portable collapsible directional antenna (not in box)

Instruction manual
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1
2
5
3
1.
Audio Headset
2.
Mounting Cradle
3.
Power Cable / Plug
4.
Receiver
5.
Batteries(Installed by agent)
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2
1.
Omni-Directional Antenna
2.
Directional Antenna
Omni- Directional and Directional Antennae are not supplied in the box but
are supplied as part of the kit
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Seasafe Model:
SSRX/01 Receiver Lay-out & Controls
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2
3
4
5
6
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7
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Directional Antenna Input / Plug
Omni-Directional Antenna Input/Plug
Power Plug / Auxiliary Output
Audio Headset Input
Visual Signal Strength Indicator
“Search” Selector Switch
“Alarm” Selector Switch
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9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
“Volume Up” Switch
“Volume Down” Switch
“Power On” Switch
“Power Off” Switch
“Battery Charge On” Indicator
“Receiver Mounting Cradle
Signal Gain Adjustment Switches”
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Equipment Introduction:
Congratulations on your purchase of the Seasafe SSRX/01 Alarm and
Tracking Receiver. Used in conjunction with the Seasafe SSTX/01 Personal
Transmitters, the Seasafe system represents a major breakthrough in
personal tracking and location technology.
Please remember that the Seasafe system is an Aid to rescue only and
DOES NOT guarantee your safety. This at all times remains the
responsibility of the individual.
Before using the Seasafe system is important that you ensure the
equipment complies with any or all standards and regulations which may
pertain to the prospective country/s in which you intend to use the system.
The Seasafe system is a stand-alone and self-contained Alarm, Tracking &
Location system. It operates independently of traditional EPIRB satellite and
International Emergency Frequency based systems.
Seasafe allows non-critical and critical situations to be responded to
immediately at the time and place at which they occur. The system is not
reliant on a response from National or International Search & Rescue
Authorities.
The Seasafe system may be used in any marine or land-based pursuit
whereby a person may become lost, disorientated or in need of assistance.
Upon purchase, please be sure to complete the on-line Product Warranty
Registration at http://www.dafar.com.tw
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Equipment Specification:
Frequency………………………… ………………………………………173.4875 MHz
Frequency Stability……… ………………………………………………………15 PPM
Dimensions…………………………………………256mm L x 130mm W x 60mm D
Weight (with batteries)…………………………………………………………+/- 850 g
Temperature Tolerance…………………………………………………-10º C to +55º C
Decode Sensitivity…………………………… ……………………- 128 DBM nominal
Adjacent channel selectivity………………………………………………………80 DB
Image and Spurious responses……………………………………………………-80DB
Spurious Radiation……………………………………………………………< 57 DBM
Power…12 VDC via 5 x internal1.2V NiMH AA 2300 mAH rechargeable batteries
“C-Tick” compliance registration number………………………………………N15546
Standards Compliance………………………………………………………AS 42868.2
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Installation
(To be carried out by a qualified Marine or
Automotive Electrician only)
a. Receiver
The Seasafe Receiver may be operated either in-hand (portably) or via the
dash-mount cradle. If using the cradle, you should select a position on the
vessel where the receiver will be clearly visible to the skipper, protected
from direct sunlight (if possible) and protected from direct exposure to
moisture (rain, spray, breaking waves etc). The cradle should be attached to
the vessel dashboard or bulk head via two self tapping screws (preferably
stainless steel). Two appropriate sized holes should be drilled and the
cradle attached by the use of the two self-tapping screws. Once the cradle
has been attached to the vessel, the receiver can be slid into position. The
receiver can be removed from the cradle at any time and either operated
in-hand or even removed from the vessel for portable operation. If the
receiver is to be used outside of the cradle, ensure that the omni-directional
antenna is plugged into the receiver in order for the device to receive
emergency transmitter signals. The only time the omnidirectional antenna
should be unplugged is when an alarm has been received and the
directional-antenna has been plugged into the unit in order to “search‟ for
the source of the alarm. When a search has been completed, the receiver
should be returned to stand-by mode and the omni-directional antenna
should be plugged into the unit once more. For portable operation, the
receiver batteries will need to be fully charged. The batteries are
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automatically charged when the receiver is connected to the vessel 12 VDC
power supply. Batteries are installed by the Seasafe dealer upon purchase
of the equipment and are not replaceable by the user. Whilst the receiver is
connected to the vessel‟s power it will run off this power source at the same
time the internal batteries will be charged. When disconnected from the
vessel‟s power source, the receiver will operate off the internal battery
supply.
Receiver Mounting Cradle
Un-assembled
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Receiver Cradle
mounting holes
(use appropriate hardware
for mounting surface)
Receiver Mounting Cradle
Assembled
Receiver mounted in cradle
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b. Power / Auxiliary Output Cable
The receiver is supplied with a connection cable and plug. The cable
consists of three wires.
A red „positive‟ power connection wire, a black „negative‟ connection wire
and a white „auxiliary‟ output connection wire. Connection of the Seasafe
Receiver Power and Auxiliary Output cable should only be performed by a
qualified marine or automotive electrician. The red wire is supplied with an
in-line fuse which will protect the receiver in the event of a short-circuit or
electrical system overload. The red wire must be connected to the positive
12 VDC power supply on the vessel. The black wire must be connected to
the negative or ground power supply of the vessel.
The white wire is an auxiliary or optional output from the receiver. In the
event of an „alarm‟ signal being received by the receiver, an output is
automatically transmitted through this white wire. This output signal may be
used to activate an „engine cut-out‟, a flashing light, an external alarm
klaxon or may even be interfaced to an external MOB input on certain
marine electronic GPS and navigation systems. If utilising this auxiliary
output signal, it MUST be connected to any peripheral equipment via an
external relay. This must be performed by a qualified marine or automotive
electrician. Once the power cable has been connected to the vessel power
(vessel power should be switched on), the receiver is now ready for
operation.
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Typical „Alarm Output‟ connection to peripheral device via external relay
Connects to White wire
Connects to battery
from receiver power plug.
12 Volt positive.
(Pin 2 on plug). Alarm
Do not connect to AC
output signal.
Voltage supply
Appropriate external relay.
Minimum coil resistance of 100 ohms
c. Omni-Directional Antenna
The omni-directional-antenna is a marine grade antenna which has the
capability of receiving a Seasafe Transmitter signal within 360 degrees,
provided the Transmitter is within signal receiving range. The higher this
antenna is mounted on the vessel, the greater the receiving range of the
system. Therefore the omni-directional antenna should be mounted at the
highest practical point on the vessel. The antenna should be mounted using
the antenna mounting bracket (supplied) and stainless steel fasteners (not
supplied). The coaxial antenna cable should be run from the antenna to the
Receiver ensuring that the cable is not exposed or in a position to be
damaged in any way. The coaxial cable plug must be connected to the
receiver input connector marked “omni-directional antenna”.
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d. Collapsible Directional-Antenna
The directional or Yagi antenna is a portable hand-held marine grade
aluminium antenna. It should be safely stowed in the vessel folded up where
it is easily accessible in case of an emergency. In the event that it is required
to use this antenna, it should be removed from its plastic sleeve and the
folded elements should be folded out for use. The coaxial cable attached to
the antenna must be connected to the input marked “directional-antenna” on
the receiver. The “directional-antenna” may be mounted on the vessel in a
semi-permanent position utilising the optional “mast-mount” adapter.
This aluminium adapter is bolted to the vessel in an appropriate position as
high as possible and the unfolded antenna simply „clicks‟ into the adapter. It
may be removed by simply „un-clicking‟ it from the adapter if and when
required.
“directional-antenna”
“directional-antenna” folded for easy
unfolded for use
stowage when not in use
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System Operation:
Once the receiver and omni-directional antenna have been correctly
installed, the Seasafe Receiver is ready for operation. To switch the system
on, depress the “on” key. Once the “on” key has been depressed, the
“alarm”, “on” and signal gain button “6” will be illuminated. If the receiver is
connected to the vessel power, the “BATT CHG ON” indicator will also be
illuminated. This indicates that the internal batteries are being charged.
Each time the receiver is switched on, the device will default to these
settings. If the “BATT CHG ON” indicator fails to illuminate when connected
to the vessel power, please first check that power is being supplied to the
receiver and also check the condition of the in-line fuse.
Provided there is power to the device and the fuse is operational, if the
receiver “BATT CHG ON” still fails to illuminate then return the receiver to
your closest Seasafe dealer for inspection and possible battery
replacement.
If the receiver is removed from the vessel power source, the “BATT CHG
ON” indicator will no longer be illuminated. However, continued use of the
receiver is possible as the receiver will be powered by the internal batteries.
The length of time the receiver is able to operate in this mode is dependent
on whether the internal batteries are fully charged. The receiver may
continue to operate for up to 12 hours on a full charge.
The receiver is now ready to receive any emergency signal transmitted by a
Seasafe transmitter (SSTX/01) which is within range.
If a Seasafe transmitter is activated within range of the receiver, the
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receiver‟s in-built alarm siren will emit a high pitched audible alarm tone.
The volume level of this alarm is factory set and cannot be adjusted. At
the same time, a number of “signal strength indicator” lights will be
illuminated. The more lights which are illuminated on the “signal strength
indication”, the stronger the signal being received. At this point the operator
or skipper should depress the “SEARCH” button. This button will become
illuminated and the “ALARM” button will no longer be illuminated. The
omni-directional antenna must now be unplugged from the receiver and the
collapsible directional-antenna must be unfolded and plugged into the
receiver socket marked “directional antenna”. (The omni-directional antenna
need only be unplugged if the receiver is to be used portably. The receiver
automatically switches between omni and directional antennae when the
receiver is switched from “Alarm‟ to „Search‟ mode). The receiver will begin
to emit a warbling audible tone. This is an audible signal strength indication.
The volume level of this audible signal strength indicator is adjustable either
up or down via the volume “UP” or “DOWN” buttons. The directional
antenna is held in the hand in the vertical plane (see picture below) and the
operator should slowly rotate the antenna through 360 degrees. The visual
and audible signal strength indicators will vary as the antenna is moved.
The point within 360 degrees where the most signal indicator panel lights
are illuminated and where the audible tone is most highly pitched, will
indicate the approximate direction from which the transmitted signal is being
received. The vessel must now move in this direction whilst the operator
continues to scan with the directional antenna. As the vessel gets closer to
the transmitter signal source, the visual and audible signal strengths will
increase. In order to narrow the search angle, the operator should now start
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to systematically depress the “SIGNAL GAIN” switches down from number
“6”. The signal strength indications will reduce in intensity. The operator
should randomly continue to rotate the antenna through 360 degrees to
check for any other transmitted signals as there may be more than one
activated transmitter at a time. By continuing to reduce the signal gain and
to follow the direction of the strongest received signal, the vessel should
eventually come in visual contact with the victim and they can be safely
retrieved. Once a victim has been retrieved, their Seasafe transmitter
should be deactivated. Assuming there were no other victims in the water at
the same time, the receiver audible and visual signal strength indications
should cease. If the receiver continues to receive a signal, the same search
procedure should be followed and any other victims located and retrieved.
Once all victims have been retrieved, the receiver should be switched “OFF”
and then “ON” to return it to its default stand-by mode. If the system has
been used in the portable mode, the directional-antenna must be unplugged
from the receiver, folded up and stowed safely for future use and the
Omni-directional antenna must now be immediately plugged into the
receiver to scan for any future alarms.
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Tracking a Seasafe Personal Transmitter signal using Seasafe Receiver
and Directional Antenna
(note: the antenna is held in the vertical plane. Receiver is being used in the
portable mode with the optional rubber protection holster and neck-strap)
The Seasafe receiver may receive transmitter signals up to the following
ranges:
♦ 30 km from water to vessel
♦ 40 km from water to base station with 15m high antenna mast
♦ 100 km from water to aircraft at 1500 m altitude
These ranges are not guaranteed and signal transmission ranges may be
affected by a number of factors including but not limited to, prevailing
weather conditions, sea state, wave height, cloud cover and line of sight
obstructions.
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Accessories:
a. Directional Antenna Mast-Mount Adapter (Optional)
The directional mast-mount adapter is a marine grade aluminium bracket
which allows the directional antenna to be mounted permanently or
semi-permanently in a position on a vessel.
This is particularly useful for instances when there may only be two people
aboard a vessel. If one of the crew fall over-board, the remaining person will
need to operate the vessel and conduct the search at the same time. He
would not be able to steer the vessel and operate the antenna in the
hand-held position. By clipping the antenna into the adapter (which would
be mounted in an appropriate position on the vessel) the remaining crew
member would be able to steer the vessel according to the signal strength
indicated on the receiver. This would be opposed to typically holding the
antenna in-hand and turning to face a particular direction.
This has proven to be an effective method of tracking a signal.
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Aluminium Directional-Antenna
Mast-Mount Adapter
Directional-Antenna Clipped into
Mast-Mount Adapter
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b. Rubber Protection-Holster & Neck Strap (Optional)
The protection holster and neck strap allow the receiver to be comfortably
used in a portable mode. The rubber holster provides additional protection
against unintentional physical abuse.
The receiver can be hung around the neck and quite easily operated in
conjunction with using the directional antenna.
Simply fit the receiver into the
protection holster for portable use.
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c. Audio Headset (Standard)
The Seasafe receiver is supplied complete with a lightweight audio headset.
Under conditions of extreme ambient noise or in cases where the skipper is
unable to watch the „visual‟ signal strength meter, the headset can be
plugged into the device and used to track the received audio signal.
The volume level of the audible signal strength indicator is adjustable up or
down via the volume “UP” or “DOWN” buttons.
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Copyright:
Copyright Seasafe Pty Ltd 2007
International Patent Pending
Specification subject to change without notice
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SEASAFE MODEL SSTX/01
PERSONAL ALARM & TRACKING TRANSMITTER
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CONTENTS
1.
Technical support
2.
Warranty
3.
Regulatory compliance
4.
Box contents
5.
Layout
6.
Equipment introduction
7.
Equipment specification
8.
Operation
a. Battery
b. Antenna
c. Arm-Band & Belt-Clip
d. Optional Dive-Cap
e. Man-Overboard Operation
9.
f. Lost-Diver Operation
10.
Accessories
11.
Copyright
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Technical Support:
For any technical questions or for support, please contact your local
Seasafe distributor or visit:
Internet: http://www.dafar.com.tw
Email: info@dafar.com.tw
Telephone: +886-2-2345-5738
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Warranty:
Seasafe warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for 12 months after the date of purchase. If your Seasafe
Receiver is found to be defective within that time, we will promptly repair or
replace it. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, wear and tear,
or consequential or incidental loss.
Warranty registration at http://www.dafar.com.tw
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Regulatory Compliance:
This device complies with AS 42868.2 as amended by LIPD (Low
Interference Potential Device) 24 August 2005. In particular table ZZ1.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2)
This device must accept any interference received, including any
interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Box Contents:
Included in the purchase of the Seasafe SSTX/01 Personal Alarm &
Tracking Transmitter are the following components:

Seasafe Model: SSTX/01 Personal Alarm & Tracking Transmitter

Antenna

1 x CR123A Lithium battery

1 x Arm-Band mounting adapter

1 x interchangeable belt-clip

1 x ergonomic neoprene arm-band. (Not in box). Select size when
purchasing – large, medium or small.

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4
1
2
5
Seasafe SSTX/01 Transmitter Box Contents
1.
Arm-Band mounting adapter
2.
Personal Transmitter
3.
Antenna
4.
Battery
5.
Belt-Clip
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Ergonomic Neoprene Arm-Band is not supplied in the box but is supplied as
part of the kit
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1
3
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1.
Large Arm-Band
2.
Small Arm-Band
3.
Medium Arm-Band
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Seasafe Model:
SSTX/01 Personal Transmitter Lay-out &
Controls
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2
5
3
6
1.
Neoprene Arm-Band
2.
Arm-Band mounting adapter
3.
Manual On/Off Button
4.
Flexible Antenna
5.
Clear Lens with Flashing Red LED (when activated)
6.
Adjustable Velcro arm strap
Personal Transmitter Bottom
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1
1.
Automatic Water-Activation Sensors
Personal Transmitter Back
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5
2
4
3
2
4
4
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1.
Flexible Antenna
2.
Arm-Band Mounting Adapter / Belt-Clip mounting screws
3.
Battery Compartment Cover
4.
Battery Compartment Cover Screws
5.
Antenna Mounting post
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Equipment Introduction:
Congratulations on your purchase of the Seasafe SSTX/01 Personal Alarm
and Tracking Transmitter.
Used in conjunction with the Seasafe SSRX/01 Alarm & Tracking Receiver,
the Seasafe system represents a major breakthrough in personal tracking
and location technology.
Please remember that the Seasafe system is an Aid to rescue only and
DOES NOT guarantee your safety. This at all times remains the
responsibility of the individual.
Before using the Seasafe system is important that you ensure the
equipment complies with any or all standards and regulations which may
pertain to the prospective country/s in which you intend to use the system.
The Seasafe system is a stand-alone and self-contained Alarm, Tracking &
Location system. It operates independently of traditional EPIRB satellite and
International Emergency Frequency based systems.
Seasafe allows non-critical and critical situations to be responded to
immediately at the time and place at which they occur. The system is not
reliant on a response from National or International Search & Rescue
Authorities.
The Seasafe system may be used in any marine or land-based pursuit
whereby a person may become lost, disorientated or in need of assistance.
Upon purchase, please be sure to complete the on-line Product Warranty
Registration at http://www.dafar.com.tw
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Equipment Specification:
Frequency…………………………………………………………………173.4875 MHz
Dimensions………………………………………………80mm H x 78mm W x 32mm D
Weight (with batteries)……………………………………………………………+/- 250 g
Temperature Tolerance…………………………………………………-10º C to +55º C
Frequency Stability…………………………………………………………………15 PPM
Transmitter Power……………………………50 Milliwatts nominal at antenna terminal
Radiated Power………………………………………………………Approx 8 Milliwatts
Modulation…………………………………………………………………………+/- 3 KHz
Water resistance………………………………………Maximum 30 metres underwater
Tone Frequencies…………………………………………………71 HZ, 195 HZ, 227 Hz
Tone Frequency Interval…………………………………………………125 Milliseconds
Spurious Radiation…………………………………………………< 0.1 uW (-40 DBM)
Power requirement……………………………………………………3VDC Lithium cell
‘C-Tick‟ compliance registration number………………………………………N15546
Standards Compliance………………………………………………………AS 42868.2
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System Operation:
(To be carried out by a qualified Marine or
Automotive Electrician only)
a. Battery
The Seasafe SSTX/01 is a personal tracking and location device which
works on a transmitted radio frequency signal in conjunction with the
SSRX/01 Tracking and Location receiver. The transmitter can be used in
ANY land or marine based activity whereby a person may become lost, in
distress or requiring medical attention. The distance over which the
transmitter signal may be received is dependent on a number of factors
including but not limited to; prevailing weather conditions, sea state, wave
height, lineof- sight obstructions and cloud cover. Generally, the higher the
transmitter is above the ground, the longer the transmitted range. The same
principle applies to the height of the receiver antenna.
Upon purchase of the SSTX/01and prior to use, the included Lithium battery
should be installed into the device. The three battery cover securing screws
should be carefully removed and the battery should be inserted into the
battery compartment. Utmost care should be made to install the battery the
correct way round. The +ve side of the battery should match the „+ve‟
markings in the battery compartment and the same with the „-ve‟ markings.
Once the battery has been inserted, the battery compartment cover should
be carefully screwed back in place taking care not to over-tighten the screws.
The battery compartment is sealed through the use of black rubber „O‟ ring.
You must ensure that the „O‟ ring is correctly seated into its groove. If at any
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time the „O‟ ring appears brittle, cracked or not in perfect condition, a
replacement should be obtained from your nearest Seasafe dealer and
installed.
The battery has a shelf life of approximately 5 years. However, it is highly
recommended that the battery be replaced with a new one, every year. This
will ensure that the battery is always in a fully charged condition. If the
transmitter has been activated for any length of time during the year, it
MUST be replaced immediately. Once the battery has been installed, you
may test the transmitter by depressing the “On/Off” switch for approximately
5 seconds until the red flashing LED begins to flash. To turn the device off
again, depress the “On/Off” switch for approximately 1 second until the red
flashing LED flashes twice in quick succession. The LED should not flash
again at this stage. When testing the unit, ensure that the antenna is NOT
attached to the transmitter otherwise the transmitter will activate any
Seasafe receivers which may be in range. This may cause a false alarm to
be received.
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b. Flexible Antenna
The Seasafe SSTX/01 transmitter is supplied with a „screw-on‟ flexible
antenna. Prior to use, the antenna should be securely screwed onto its
mounting position at the top of the transmitter. Be sure not to overtighten
the antenna on to its mounting post.
The length of the antenna is extremely important to the operation of the
transmitter. If the antenna were to be lengthened or shortened in any way,
the transmitter would cease to operate correctly. Care should also be taken
not bend the antenna unnecessarily.
c. Attaching the transmitter to your body
The transmitter is provided with a number of mounting options. Included in
the box with the transmitter is a ‘belt-clip‟ and an „arm-band‟ mounting
adapter. Your transmitter purchase also includes (not supplied in the box) an
ergonomic adjustable neoprene arm-band. The arm-bands are supplied in
three sizes.
Typically; small, medium and large. Upon purchase of your transmitter/s
please request the relative number and sizes of arm-bands required, from
the Seasafe salesperson.
The belt-clip and arm-band mounting adapter are interchangeable. On the
back of the transmitter are two stainless steel screws. Depending whether
you require the belt-clip or arm-band, simply remove the two mounting
screws, place the mounting of your choice in position and re-insert the two
screws. The belt – clip may be mounted in either the vertical or horizontal
planes depending how you intend to wear the device.
If using the arm-band, mount the arm-band adapter to the back of the
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transmitter and then attach the transmitter to the neoprene arm-band. The
arm-band may be loosened or tightened by adjusting the Velcro straps on
the arm-band. The arm-band mounted transmitter should be worn on the
upper arm (bicep). In this position, if a person falls in the water and
assuming they are wearing a life-jacket, the device will be in the most
appropriate position for a portion of the antenna to protrude above the water
and to transmit a signal. The device will NOT transmit a signal if the antenna
is under the water.
When using the belt or webbing clip, the device should be worn in a position
which will provide the best opportunity for the antenna to protrude above the
water in the event that a person falls overboard. Both the belt-clip and
arm-band adapter have additional holes which may be used for attaching a
lanyard to a life-jacket or other part of your person.
Seasafe Transmitter fitted to Arm-Band
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Rear view of transmitter showing
Arm-Band mounting adapter
Side view of transmitter showing belt-clip
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d. Optional Dive-Cap
The Seasafe transmitter may be automatically activated upon submersion in
water or manually activated by depressing the “On/Off” button. The
transmitter is automatically activated through the submersion of two
stainless steel „water-activation‟ sensors on the underside of the body of the
device. When both these sensors have been submerged in water for
approximately 5 seconds, the transmitter will switch on and begin
transmission of signal. Automatic activation is designed as a mechanism to
switch the device on in the event of a person falling overboard in an
unconscious state.
If it is intended that the Seasafe transmitter is to be used for underwater
(diving) purposes then an optional rubber “Dive-Cap” must be purchased.
Use of the dive-cap ensures that the device will not be unintentionally
activated when submersed under water during the course of underwater
activities. The dive-cap serves the purpose of isolating or sealing the
automatic water activation sensors from the water.
If it is necessary to activate the device when using the dive-cap, either the
dive-cap can be removed by pulling the cap off or by manually activating the
device through the “On/Off” switch.
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e. Man-Overboard Operation
If you intend to use the device as a „Man-Overboard‟ alarm, once on board
the vessel, the transmitter should be attached to your body using one of the
methods described above.
The transmitter automatic activation circuit has been designed so as not to
activate the transmitter in the event that it is exposed to rain and/or wave
splashes normally associated with marine activities.
If you fall overboard or you are knocked unconscious overboard, after 5
seconds in the water (with the water activation sensors immersed) the
transmitter will switch on and begin transmitting a signal. Any Seasafe
receiver within range will receive an alarm and can begin tracking your
signal immediately. If you are conscious and able to, it is recommended that
you also manually activate the transmitter by pushing the “On/Off” button
firmly for 5 seconds. This will ensure that the device continues to transmit
even if it is not immersed in the water all of the time. Once you have been
rescued or if you no longer require assistance, the transmitter should be
switched off by firmly depressing the “On/Off” button for 1 second (indicated
by two quick flashes of the red LED). This will ensure that persons involved
in the search will know that their service is no longer required. At the first
available opportunity, the battery in your Seasafe transmitter should be
replaced with a new one.
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f. Lost-Diver Operation
In order to use the Seasafe transmitter for underwater of diving applications,
you need to purchase an optional rubber dive-cap. Before you enter the
water, the dive cap must be firmly installed over the bottom of the transmitter
ensuring that there is a firm seal and that the cap is installed the correct way
round.
Looking at the front of the transmitter, the „pull-ring‟ on the dive-cap should
be on the right-hand side. See diagram below.
The Seasafe transmitter with fitted dive-cap should be secured to an
appropriate place on your person so it is easily accessible. Generally,
securing it by means of the belt/webbing clip to the BCD is a good option.
Should you require assistance or find yourself in distress whilst underwater,
remove the dive-cap by pulling firmly on the dive-cap pull ring. This will
expose the water-activation sensors to the water and the transmitter will
activate. The flashing red LED will begin to flash. This should act as an
indicator to anyone diving in close proximity, that you require attention. The
radio frequency signal will not transmit through water and the dive boat will
only receive an alarm once you and the antenna break the surface of the
water. It is also recommended that once you have broken surface you
should manually activate the transmitter by depressing the „On/Off‟ button
firmly for 5 seconds (signal transmission is indicated by flashing red LED).
This will ensure that the device continues to transmit even if it is not
permanently immersed in the water. Once you have been recovered by the
dive vessel you should immediately deactivate your transmitter by
depressing the „On/Off‟ button for 1 second (indicated by two quick flashes
of the red LED). The battery in your transmitter should be replaced at the
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earliest opportunity.
The dive-cap may be attached to the transmitter by means of a lanyard
connected to the eye on the divecap and one of the spare holes either on
the belt-clip or arm-band adapter. This will ensure that you do not lose the
dive-cap in the event that you remove it in an emergency. Similarly, the
transmitter can be also be attached to your body by means of a lanyard, if
required.
The Seasafe transmitter is only recommended for use down to a
maximum of 30 metres underwater and should not be used below this
depth.
Pull-Ring for quick dive-cap removal
and transmitter activation under water
Eye for attachment
of lanyard
Rubber Dive-Cap for under water
Transmitter with
applications
Dive-Cap fitted
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Accessories:
a. Dive-Cap
The optional rubber Dive-Cap is for use is underwater applications or in
marine activities where it is expected that the transmitter may be exposed to
large volumes of water which may inadvertedly activate the device through
the water-activation sensors. If used with the dive-cap, the transmitter is
UNABLE to automatically activate and must be manually activated.
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Copyright:
Copyright Seasafe Pty Ltd 2007
International Patent Pending
Specification subject to change without notice
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DAFAR INTERNATIONAL INC.
TEL:+886-2-2345-5738
FAX:+886-2-2345-5743
http://www.dafar.com.tw
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