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BUOY PREPARATION CHECKLIST: 

 

1) HULL SERIAL #: 


 

2) TOPHAT SERIAL #: MK II or MK III 


 

3) Does it have ARGOS/IRIDIUM/HF (circle one) 


 

A) ARGOS ID/ SIM 


 

B) IRIDIUM WAIT PERIOD SET TO ˝ HOUR? 


 

4) LAST DEPLOYMENT LOCATION: 
A) DATE: 


 


7) BUOY DESTINATION: 

 

8) CRYSTAL FREQUENCY: 

 

9) SIGNAL STRENGTH CHECKED YES (check when done) 

 

 STRENGTH: (above 2.5 watts OK) 

 

10) HAVE THE BATTERIES BEEN SWAPPED YES (check when done) 

 

I) DATE: 


 

II) BATTERY STRENGTH: 


 

III) BATTERY TYPE: 


 

11) BATTSET COMPLETED ON MK III YES / NO 

 

12) FLUID LEVEL CHECKED YES/NO 

 

 A) FLUID ADDED? YES/NO 

 

 B) DATE CHECKED______________________________ 

 

13) ANTENNAE TYPE: 

 

 I) GROUND PLATE ATTACHED YES / NO /NA 

 

14) LIGHTENING PROTECTION ADDED NO / YES /DATAWELL / CDIP/NA 

 1 / 2 / 3 (circle one) 

 

15) NEW FLASH CARD INSERTED ON MK III YES / NO 

 

 FLASH CARD ID 

 

16) CALIBRATE THE BUOY YES (check when done) 

 

 I) DATE: 

 

17) HAS THE BUOY BEEN PAINTED YES / DOESN’T NEED IT 

 TYPE OF BOTTOM PAINT: 

 STENCILED YES / DOESN’T NEED IT 

 

18) MARINE WEATHER FREQUENCY: CHANNEL 

 

19) HAS THE STAINLESS HARDWARE BEEN ATTACHED (chain/shackles/cotter pin) 

 

 YES (check when done) 

 

20) CONFIGURATION PRINTOUT YES (check when done) 

 

21) CHANNEL/GASKETS CLEANED AND GREASED? YES / NO 

 

22) NEW BUOY FORM FILLED OUT DATE: 




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