A new thread, since they'll be compulsory next year.
What have you got? What do you recommend? Advice for a new PLB owner?
I have the McMurdo FastFind Plus, with built-in 406 GPS. I paid just over $500 for it six years ago. It fits prefectly in the left hand pocket of my Kokatat MsFit PFD (with its stetchy lanyard clipped to that pocket's zip. My SPOT stays on the boat). The battery needs replacing every five years (if you've used it or not), which I did just prior to this year's EC. That cost about $140, I think it was. There are no annual "subscription" fees, like SPOT. You register your unit with NOAA, who send update/confirmation forms and a NOAA serial number every year or so, to make sure they still have your correct contact details.
I NEVER kayak without it.