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The mailing address for Beacon Registrations has changed to:

Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
SARSAT Beacon Registration
NSOF E/SPO53
1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282

Any mail to the previous mailing address of 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland MD 20746 will be returned after September 5, 2013.


Beacon Owners

Please note that a Beacon ID is required to use the on-line system.

  • Click New Registration to register a new beacon. Also use this option if you have acquired a beacon that was previously registered for a change of ownership.
  • Click Access Beacon Previously Registered By Mail or Fax to create a password for your existing beacon registration that was registered by mail or by fax. This step needs to be completed once for each beacon registration.
  • Click Access Beacon Registrations to access an existing beacon registration. You will need your beacon ID and a current password to use this option.
  • Click Forgot Password to change a password for an existing beacon registration.
  • Click Create Block Account to create a beacon block user account. Please note that you will need to have at least 3 beacons already registered in the database and know their respective beacon IDs and passwords to create a block account.
  • Click Access Block of Beacon Registrations to access a block of existing beacon registrations.
  • Click Forms to get electronic versions of beacon registration forms.