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Old 28 November 2006, 17:12   #11
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Hi Jon,
tke it with you, use it if need be (obviously in an emergency) and worry abou ed tape later! you can always say "hey look what we found at the bottom of this bag!)

I take mine when on water but if i WAS GOING UP A MOUNTAIN, it would be coming too!


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Old 01 December 2006, 20:54   #12
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Might not be a good idea.

I think that if the rescue authority do not get confirmation from the registered contact for the EPIRB that it is actually in the area of the alert they may regard it as a false or malicious alarm and they may report it to Ofcom for their field staff to trace. That is unlikely to be an immediate response

A PLB system would be best but I can see cries of who is going to pay for the admin.

Perhaps the mountain rescue associations could do it I am sure no one would mind a small admin fee with a bit of profit built in for them for all the good work they do.
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I would expect an EPIRB or PLB signal to start a scramble for a lifeboat or helicopter - Wouldn't the registered contact be the one in trouble?

Does anyone know the sequence of events after the signal has been set off?
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Ahh in that case I will stick with my Tesco ziplock freezer bags - they are great!!!

I use one of these-A bit more bulky but a lot tougher. They've got an O-ring seal in the lid.

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