Why Register Your Beacon
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U.S. beacon registration and registration updating is quick and easy using the National Beacon Registration Database.
The most important step
The National Beacon Registration Database for U.S. coded beacons is available online. Emergency beacon owners can register and update their beacons directly via the internet.
If you have previously registered your 406 MHz beacon with NOAA but have not accessed your registration information via our online registration site, you can access your beacon (just be sure you have your 15-digit Unique ID at hand) and view/update your registration now!
Accurate Information is Important
You should confirm the accuracy of the information registered with NOAA (particularly the beacon ID) after receiving confirmation that your beacon has been registered. Notify NOAA immediately if inaccurate.
Please do your part to help us, so that we can help you!
Should you choose not to register your beacon via the internet, you may print a beacon registration form from the registration website and either mail or fax it in to NOAA.
Adobe Reader is required to both view and print these forms. Print from the Adobe Acrobat Tool Bar to negate any browser incompatibilities.
Mail the original, signed form to NOAA at: (NOTE: U.S. Postal Mail only! No courier deliveries are accepted at this address. Please contact the SARSAT RGDB at 301-817-4515 or toll-free at 1-888-212-SAVE (7283) for information on other delivery options.)
SARSAT BEACON REGISTRATION
1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Or, fax the signed form to NOAA at 301-817-4565.
If you have any questions or comments pertaining to beacon registration