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