[LINK] Lost in the Blue Mountains: triple-0 operator 'uncaring'

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Fri Apr 17 11:09:24 AEST 2009

On 17/04/2009, at 10:53 AM, David Lochrin wrote:

> Perhaps satellite GPS distress beacons commonly carried by those  
> working in remote areas should be made more available to weekend  
> bushwalkers, since mobile coverage is normally non-existent.

They are.

Bushwalkers and other wilderness users are encouraged to take EPIRBs  
which are available from many outdoor shops for both purchase and  

Satellite phones can be hired, too - though aren't much use when it's  
foggy or snowing (direct line of sight to satellites is generally  
impaired when the air humidity is 100% - speaking from experience).



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