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Saltygatorvet wrote: »
Why would anyone get this over an acr PLB? Unless you just like monthly subscription fees
Panhandler80 wrote: »
Sat phone. I also think there are some affordable little units that are EPIRB-like. Get one of those for hiking.
Boat goes down, and they do, folks gonna need help. Probably best not to clutter that resource for dudes hanging on to cooler lids.
Panhandler80 wrote: »
What is an Eprib, anyway?
mindyabiness wrote: »
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It is a GPS with sat phone (text) capabilities and SOS feature. The new monthly plans can be done on a month to month setup so for the 9 months a year it would probably be in a drawer - no fees. The GPS works whether registered or not. My Garman GPS was purchased in about 1998 so a back up wouldn't hurt. I have about 250 waypoints stored in it, some I would hate to lose. The EPIRB I was given is a ACR. Top quality product but at three pounds not what I want in a backpack. Be happy to continue this into :Horseterritory:blowkiss. I knew I should have posted the original question in Hunt Camp instead of Off Topic:bangheadlive and learn.
Check out the N/E section under "Missing Mayport Boaters"
Having a little trouble with the attachment - may add it as an additional post to this thread :huh
Just google SARSAT - it will be the second item listed and be in the correct readable size. Worth the time if truly interested. Same satellites, same computers that use GPS coordinates to notify nearest responders to the declared emergency. Same call center for PLBs and EPIRBs.
Happy New Year :grin
I AM NOT A RACIST
Better yet let this thread die. Trying to stay ahead in this chess match and already have a snappy retort for what I guess is coming. To set everyone at ease before taking my EPIRB into a wilderness area as a last ditch parachute I'll log on to the NOAA web site with my registered user name and password to update the unit's registration from the listed vessel to the other use option. Everybody should then be tickled especially any first responders that will have our location (+/- 50')so no search will be needed if we are lost, ill or injured. Can't believe the legs this thread had. Should have been done on post #4..
Well played, pawn.
Something like this? If so, I'm sure I can find some more old ones laying around in junk closet.