Desert Birder Death

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Subject: Desert Birder Death
From: Carl Billingham <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 23:59:46 -0700 (PDT)
When I am going off the beaten track I rent an EPIRB from my local 
hiking/camping store.  I pay an absolute pittance (on a daily rate) for the 
peace of mind it gives me.  

Remember that rentals have to be given a regular check over that they are still 
functioning, something that may not happen with one that you buy yourself and 
only use occasionally. 


Desert Birder Death
from [Paul Dodd] [Permanent Link][Original] 
To: "'Bill Stent'" < >, < >, "'Carl 
Clifford'" < > 
Subject: Desert Birder Death 
From: "Paul Dodd" < > 
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 17:09:37 +1100 
The new EPIRBs are around $500-$700. The best ones have built-in GPS that  will 
send the location of the beacon with the signal. The non-GPS ones  simply emit 
a signal that the satellite uses to locate the beacon. The  difference is the 
potential search area is smaller with the GPS-enabled  version.       

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