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

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 11:19:56 AEST 2009

On further searching I see that the Tassie parks service is already doing
this for $40 a week.
Michael Skeggs

2009/4/17 Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net <mskeggs at gmail.com>

> 2009/4/17 David Lochrin <dlochrin at d2.net.au>
>> 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.
> I believe ePIRBs can be hired, and I have heard of a scheme where a local
> police area was loaning them out (or charging negligible rental).
> I think ideally these beacons should be available for rent from the local
> NPWS office or similar, for $5 a night or a similar low rate. Even keen 4WD
> enthusiasts find $600+ to own an ePIRB outright a bit steep.
> Regards,
> Michael Skeggs

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