Radio Beacons

Novatech Radio Beacons

A range of reliable, submersible radio frequency beacons designed to aid in the recovery of subsea assets that have returned to the surface. The radio signal is activated on surfacing and can be detected for up to eight nautical miles.

Product Description

Subermersible Radio Beacons

MetOcean’s Range of NOVATECH™ Radio Beacons provide an instantaneous signal, once surfaced, which is detectable for up to eight nautical miles. NOVATECH™ Radio Beacons, Iridium® Beacons and Xenon Flashers are used in a wide variety of submersible and surface applications. During submersible applications, they are attached to underwater equipment such as ROV, AUV, and scientific equipment. When the equipment returns to the surface, the Radio Beacon turns on automatically to provide a radio signal to assist in the recovery of the equipment. They can also be used during surface projects, for a number of applications.

Range of Form Factors

Designed to meet unique deployment needs, MetOcean offers five variants of their Radio Beacons: standard self-contained, compact form factor, remote head and a flasher combination. NOVATECH™ Radio beacons provide peace of mind for those unpredictable deployments.

Direction Finder DF-500N

The NovaTech DF-500N will assist with detecting and tracking NovaTech radio beacons on land or at sea. The DF-500N has various advantages; it is waterproof, equipped in a crush-resistant casing, lightweight, ergonomic design, visual and audio indicators, four factory preset channels (154.585, 159.480, 160.725, 160.785 MHz) and two optional custom channels and an AC battery charger and ear bud. This handheld direction finder can operate continuously for up to 20 hours on one battery.


Additional information


Asset recovery, Deep water, Ocean Research


metOcean telematics


Asset Location, Location


RF-700A1 Data Sheet

RF-700AR Data Sheet

RF-700C1 Data Sheet

MMB-7500 Data Sheet

DF-500N Data Sheet