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post #91 of (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Kootenay Kid
Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Invermere, BC, Canada.
Posts: 179

In BC, SAR groups were recently given a PLB and there is a way to test...However they were registered as a group provincially so the individual groups didnt get the results. As an individual you will be able to test your PLB. Also with everything it pays to do a little research. I once thought all satellite phones were the same and worked everywhere. I now know that there are VAST differences. A Globalstar phone might as well be a brick in your pack for how much it works and that is the same system SPOT uses I believe. The PLB's go to the same place that aircraft ELT signals go, not some call centre in Texas.
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