In cooperation with German SAR / DGzRS German magazine TAUCHEN has initiated a trial to test ENOS under realistic circumstances in the Baltic Sea.
The result impressed all participants: The ENOS-System functioned perfect and errofr-free, the alert was transmitted 6.5 Nautical Miles..
Abstract of the article: TAUCHEN, issue 09/2009, pages 92-98, page 98
Please find below the complete German article
... was a good chance to test the "ENOS"-System in a einem simulated rescue operation.
That's why I am drifting in the open Baltic Sea. Since approximately 30 minutes I hold a yellow, activated beacon above the surface. ... Minutes become longer and longer, waves swashing my face.
Finally: The boat "Werner Kuntze" arise at the horizon and take me onboard. My colleague and technical journalist Thomas Christ gave a briefing about the receiving unit to rescue guy Jens Lüdemann who has guided the captain to my location according to the data displayed on the screen.
Lüdemann is enthusiastic: "Everything is clearly displayed. Even the relative speed over ground of the boat heading to the diver was shown."
And Thomas Christ adds: "The alert was received as we still were laying in the port of Langballigau."
This is a distance of 6.5 Nautical Miles, with a land tongue inbetween!