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EPIRB- HELP!!

Hi All,

A couple of years ago my brother-in-law gave me a Class "B" EPIRB. The thing checks out just fine except for one problem, the battery is out of date.

I have tried to find a supplier but have been unable to do so. I suspect that the company is no longer in business or operating under a different name after a merger or something.

It is made by Xcelatron Incorporated of Chimacum WA. The model is ELB-502

I realize that the class "B" EPIRB is on the way out, to be rplaced by a new system combined with a GPS system, but apparently this won't happen entirely until 2008.

Any help would be appreciated although it may be that I might be better off putting the money toward the newer EPIRB. We'll see.

Thanks in advance,

Ian