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Re: Emergency Help Devices - EPIRB/PLB, Sat Phone, SPOT, etc

Postby icefest » Sun 27 Apr, 2014 6:39 pm

Strider wrote:And a PLB should never be switched off following an activation - I.e. if you change your mind or if the situation improves.


Not even when you've been rescued? :roll:
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Re: Emergency Help Devices - EPIRB/PLB, Sat Phone, SPOT, etc

Postby Strider » Sun 27 Apr, 2014 6:57 pm

icefest wrote:
Strider wrote:And a PLB should never be switched off following an activation - I.e. if you change your mind or if the situation improves.


Not even when you've been rescued? :roll:
Hence I.e., not e.g.
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Re: Emergency Help Devices - EPIRB/PLB, Sat Phone, SPOT, etc

Postby icefest » Sun 27 Apr, 2014 7:27 pm

My apologies, I didn't see that as being a finite list. 

Yes, you shouldn't turn off your GPS unless instructed to by rescue authorities (if it was an accidental activation call AMSA; then they can tell you to turn it off).
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Re: Emergency Help Devices - EPIRB/PLB, Sat Phone, SPOT, etc

Postby neilmny » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 4:18 pm

Hopefully never an issue but good to know the procedure.
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Re: Emergency Help Devices - EPIRB/PLB, Sat Phone, SPOT, etc

Postby walkerchris77 » Wed 30 Apr, 2014 9:30 pm

Both better than having nothing at all.
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