S.A.R.T. stands for Search And rescue Transponder, when activated, and vessel with a radar that is operating in the 9Ghz bandwidth will be able to home on your vessel (or liferaft).
S.A.R.T Detecting on 3cm RADAR
Over 5 miles will give the above effect on radar once the SART has been activatedBetween 1-5 miles will give the above effect on radar once the SART has been activatedUnder 1 mile will give the above effect on radar once the SART has been activated
To activate a S.A.R.T;
(1) Remove the S.A.R.T. from it's container
(2) Pull the safety pin from the S.A.R.T.
(3) Check the RED light is on
(4) In onboard the vessel, try and get it as high as possible
(5) If in a Liferaft, mount it on top of the liferaft
Battery Renewal - 4 years
Type of battery - Lithium
Operating life span - 100 hours in stand-by mode and 8 hours when continuously sending a signal
Serviced every 2 years
Monthly tests - turn the switch on the S.A.R.T. to test mode, hold for a few seconds, an audible alarm will sound and the light will flash
(As soon as you see the light and hear the sound you should switch it off, leaving it on will activate the S.A.R.T.