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'Warrendi' Personal Locator Beacon prototypes and electronic components

This collection consists of four prototypes and five electronic components created during the development of the 'Warrendi Personal Locator Beacon (WPLB).

1. Personal Locator Beacon prototype. It has a rectangular wood and metal casing, mostly painted dark green, with black detailing. An elastic strap-handle is attached to the right-hand side and there is a black dial on one side. Plastic buttons on front are marked 'TALK', 'VOL', 'VOL', 'SQL', SQL', 'GPS OFF,' 'GPS ON'.

2. Personal Locator Beacon demonstration model. It has a rectangular wood and metal casing, mostly painted dark green, with black detailing. A black plastic strap-handle is attached to the right side of the object. It wraps around the right-hand side of the locator, and ends by joining the rear of the locator. Seven push buttons are located on the front face of the object, and they are designated 'TALK', 'VOL', 'VOL', 'SQL', 'SQL', 'GPS OFF', 'GPS ON'. A silver coloured, thin metal, folding antenna is attached to the left-hand side of the object. A yellow sticker attached to the back with writing reads 'Manuf: AUST 01/98 / S/No: DEMO 02 / C/S ID: 406MHz DISABLED / DEMO'.

3. Personal Locator Beacon demonstration model. It has a rectangular wood and metal casing, mostly painted dark green, with black detailing. A black plastic strap-handle is attached to the right side of the object. It wraps around the right-hand side of the locator, and ends by joining the rear of the locator. Seven push buttons are located on the front face of the object, and they are designated 'TALK', 'VOL', 'VOL', 'SQL', 'SQL', 'GPS OFF', 'GPS ON'. A silver coloured, thin metal, folding antenna is attached to the left-hand side of the object. A silver and black sticker attached to then back with writing reads 'Manuf: AUST 01/98 / S/No: 000027 / C/S ID: 3EFE000DBF81FED'. A small yellow tamper sticker is attached to the black dial on the side which reads 'BATT LIFE VOID IF SEAL BROKEN'.

4. Personal Locator Beacon first prototype. It has a rectangular wooden casing, with white text on the front. A small circular voice grille is located near the upper left-hand corner. There are for commands, in white text printed on the front 'OFF', 'COMMS', 'DF', 'BEACON'.

5. Base Band (Memory side). Green coloured plastic transistor card. Green label on one side has text 'FYGA / BO 13\ / TRAINING / PLB 403'.

6.Transmitter used in personal locator beacon. Green plastic transmitter card. A small square sticker to one side '11'.

7. Receiver used in personal locator beacon. Green coloured plastic receiver. Serial no. '21' inscribed in black pen along one side.

8. Global positioning system receiver. Green coloured plastic receiver. Small paper label to one side 'PWI 10 / P1 35'.

9. Base Band (Memory side). Green coloured plastic transistor card. White label on one side '630A / 00138 / FILE NAME / ISS 1'. Ser. No. '10089' inscribed on same side.
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