Received a very nice EPIRB as a Christmas gift. The uses in a marine/boating emergency situation are obvious. We are considering doing a walk in/backpack type turkey hunt this spring in a N/E Wyoming national forest where cell service will be spotty at best. Would the EPIRB receive an emergency response if activated in this type environment? I see there are smaller and much lighter devices available (mine weighs 3#) but I don't really need two. Thoughts? Thanks.
BTW - this was an early Christmas gift that I received 12/9. I did all the NOAA registration etc on line and have already received my NOAA sticker and paperwork. A surprisingly good federal response after experiencing a near four month wait to get a Federal Lands Senior Pass via mail.
Former Mini Mart Magnate
I am just here for my amusement.
I thought so also, but they said no. I doubt they would leave you in the water if it was the wrong boat, but maybe a fine? What cadman said makes sense. I'd call the company and ask them
That's the answer I was looking for. I'm betting the Coast Guard would forward the coordinates to the Air Force.
Re read all the literature that came with the EPIRB and NOAA. Not seeing this specifically addressed. Some info on what to do if selling/transferring the unit to another owner or having it stolen. No hurry - long time until May.
There's no way they'll locate Wyoming.
I've fallen and can't get up..
All a topo map and compass would do if someone broke a leg, had a medical episode etc would confirm the location of where to pile the stones and place the cross:angel. "Fallen and can't get up" pretty much covers it :rotflmao. This unit does transmit GPS location. It's weight is the only consideration. Maybe we can get native porters:wink.
Maybe........maybe not.........a plb going off near a road in the middle of nowhere will get an immediate response......but a epirb might just get the "that boat trailer must of hit a bump in the road and accidentally went off, let's check it after while and see if it is still going off & has it moved on down the road".
The satellites only fly over you once every so many minutes......so any extra time spent validating your "need for assistance" is on you for not using the correct tool for the task.
At first look this seems to be the perfect solution. The "no annual subscription" may be the deal closer. I have used Garmin hand held GPS units for years and getting lost was never a concern. Being out of cell range and emergency communicating by only smoke signal is. Will check this out and bump this post up in the future. Thanks.
Aw come on now......it ain't that bad........he could of said he was taking one of these:
instead of one of these:
or rent a sat phone.
The pioneers are rolling in their graves! 😂
you can even rent them
you just don't want to agree with me for the 3rd time...
it's the third time you know so get out those knee pads!
Boat goes down, and they do, folks gonna need help. Probably best not to clutter that resource for dudes hanging on to cooler lids.
My bad. Should have read entire thing m.
Why would anyone get this over an acr PLB? Unless you just like monthly subscription fees