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Beacon Monitor - FBM200 Series

FBM200A – 406 MHz Beacon Monitor – USB

FBM200 Beacon Monitor from WS Technologies Inc.

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General Overview

The FBM200 is a high-gain dedicated 406 MHz Beacon Monitor that receives and logs all Cospas-Sarsat 406 MHz beacon transmissions and provides alerts.

FBM200 Beacon Monitor

  • Real-Time 406 MHz Beacon Monitoring
  • Logs all 406 bursts
  • Airfield, port, or park monitoring
  • Beacon Manufacturing or Test Facility monitoring
  • Customize the application with our versatile software package (Included!)
  • Local alarms
  • Email notifications
  • SMS notifications


FBM200 Brochure
Operator's Manual
FBM200 Software

  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Screen Shots
  • Order Information

FBM200 Beacon Monitor

The FBM200 Beacon Monitor is a versatile new application for monitoring.  It is a high-gain dedicated 406 MHz receiver that automatically receives, decodes, logs, and maps all Cospas-Sarsat 406 MHz beacon transmissions from a wide surrounding area (self-test and LIVE activation).  Applications of the Beacon Monitor include, but are not limited to:

  • Port monitoring
  • Airfield monitoring
  • Park monitoring
  • Beacon Manufacturing or Test Facility monitoring
  • Beacon self test transmission verification
  • Tower verification of ELT signal strength

The FBM200 Beacon Monitor decodes the beacon message and also measures the transmitting beacon frequency and relative signal strength.  It comes with very versatile software that allows the user to customize the program for their desired application.  The Beacon Monitor comes with an antenna, or connect the optional high performance outdoor antenna for increased area coverage.
To help reduce the number of false distress alerts, the Beacon Monitor is a great way to monitor the activity of any 406 MHz beacon in your surrounding area.  The user can create custom notifications that can be sent to e-mail, and SMS text messaging.

Some of the great features of the new FBM200 Beacon Monitor include:

  • Real-time 406 MHz beacon monitoring
  • Receives all past, present, and future Cospas-Sarsat channels
  • -125 dBm receiver sensitivity!
  • Connect to PC via USB interface
  • Power supplied via USB port on PC, or AC adapter
  • Adjustable receiver sensitivity level
  • Measures and displays RSSI (receiver signal strength)
  • Measures and displays frequency
  • Data logging – organizes and timestamps the data
  • XML formatted data – very useful for database applications
  • Live beacon activation notification via LED and/or audio alerts
  • Send alerts via e-mail and/or SMS text messaging
  • Alarm relay contacts allow use of external lights, buzzers, etc
  • DC power and PC interface via USB
  • Optional outdoor antenna
  • Very compact unit (4.3” x 2.5” x 1”)
  • Aluminium construction – very rugged
  • Sits on desk, or mounts on wall

FBM200A Beacon Monitor Screenshots


Map Screen

Map Screen

FBM Monitor Screen

Beacon Monitor Alert

dBm Sensitivity

Computer Alarm Setup

E-mail Alert Setup

SMS Alert Setup

FBM200 Beacon Monitor (FBM200A)
Ordering Information
Item  Part Number
FBM200A      910-FBM200A
Outdoor Antenna – optional (includes mounting hardware)     420-100
Extension Cable (for use with outdoor antenna):  
25’ (7.6 m)      130-022-A
50’ (15.2 m)     130-022-B
75’ (22.9 m)   130-022-C
100’ (30.5 m)  130-022-D
Certificate of Calibration (optional)       FBM200-CAL
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