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Emergency Communication Seminar

Over the years there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the best type of device to use for Emergency Communication in the back country.

Is SPOT best or perhaps InReach? What about PLB"s (Personal Locator Beacons)? VHF Radio? Satellite Phones? etc.

Mark Lane has many years of back country experience, has in depth knowledge of the various Emergency Communication devices as well as their Pros and Cons.

He has agreed to take a couple of hours to share his experience and insights, all of which should help you to make an informed decision about which or which combination of communication devices to use.

Where: The meeting room at Mountain Equipment Coop - walk up the stairs and go left toward the Youth/Child section. The door to the meeting room will be on your right.

When: 7 PM - note we need to be out of the store by 9 PM

This event is open to all so if you would like to bring friends, relatives, etc, who are not club members that's ok. :)

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  • Morgan

    Knowledgeable speaker and timely topic. Time well spent. Thanks Tom and Paul for organizing. Good to see everyone!

    May 15, 2014

  • Tom

    Thanks to Mark for a great presentation with plenty of good information and insight. And thanks to all for coming out.

    May 15, 2014

  • Kiwi L.

    I can't make tonight but FYI, I own a PLB, they are very reliable, they work in Canada/North America, and also work in other countries like New Zealand, Europe, etc. They work in Nepal but you need to pre-arrange how a rescue would be done (ie through your PLB safety contact person, plus a Nepali contact eg your trekking agent). SPOT is great in North America but doesn't work in New Zealand. I don't know about other countries. A PLB has less functionality than SPOT or Sat phone, but doesn't require annual registration or payments. Hope this helps :-)

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Wade B.

    Would have loved to check it out but I have two other things Im going to. Hopefully another one will be offered.

    May 14, 2014

  • Jessica C.

    I might be a little late, but I'll be there :)

    May 12, 2014

  • Cam M.

    Sorry Scout night.

    April 21, 2014

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