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This Season, Give Some Peace of Mind

This year, give your loved ones something a little outside the gift box! Give the gift of safety and peace of mind. We’ve rounded up some worthy gift ideas to help make life go a little more smoothly:

* Effective Feb. 1, 2009, emergency beacons operating on the 406 megahertz (MHz) frequency became the only device that satellites will detect. The new, improved beacons can be detected instantly, are more accurate and provide search and rescue personnel with vital registration information. If you own one of the older beacons operating on the 121.5 and 243 MHz frequencies, you must replace it with a 406 MHz device. Remember: you must register your 406 MHz beacon with NOAA, which can be done easily online.

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