- Pressure resistant to 100m water depth
- Weight: 245g
- Dimensions (WxLxH): 5.3 x 5.3 x 18.5 cm
- GPS integrated
- 5 white, green & red LEDs
- Wireless connection: License free data transmission at 869,5 MHz (EU software version)
915 MHz (US software version)
- Wireless range: 3km-10km depending how high the antennas are above the water
- Transmitting power 500mW
- Battery: 4 x AA (not included)
All values are subject to standard tolerances
What is the range of the wireless connection?
A statement about the range of a wireless connection between two points at sea only makes sense if the height of the antennas above the surface is defined. From a person in the water holding up the Ray to a receiver 150cm above the surface (shoulder height sitting in the zodiac) the range under usual conditions is 3000m. If one device is higher above the water (on a boat, on the shore) the range increases accordingly. At 3m height 4200m range and so on…
What legal requirements are necessary to operate the device?
You are free to use the device in the European Union. Noradiotelephone certificate (the device only transmits data) and no registration is required. There are also no annual fees of any kind. Outside the EU regulations can differ. BlueLocar Marlin has also been approved for the US and Canadian market. If you’re interested in using your device outside of the EU please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What is the purpose of the base station and when will it be available?
In general you only need a minimum of one type Ray device and one type Marlin devices to operate the system. The base staion is not required but generates additional comfort for larger boats and bases. The advantages are an increased wireless range by attaching the antenna high on a mast, a radar-like display of all type ray devices in range on a comfortable 7″ coulor display, a loud accoustic alarm in case of a received SOS signal.. The base is available for order.
What is the difference between SOS and HOME signals?
The SOS function is an emergency signal that is reveiced and located by all type Ray devices and all BlueLocar base stations. The HOME function is one level below, and is only received by devices of the same group (=your dive partners, your dive base), can be edited via software) and signals e.g. that you want to be picked up without being in an emergency situation.