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Gaper_Jeffy

Personal Locator From Mt. Hood Thread

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The locators are a *@#$% farce. The press will be all over this. Of course if you can not get in range they do not doing one @#$% piece of good. Let alone people on the hill to help. They naturally fail to mentioned this little fact.

 

SS,

 

Can you clarify what you mean by them being a "farce." I am assuming you are speaking of the mountain locator units??

 

They have been used in the past on the mountain and signals have been picked up from the summit at Timberline Lodge.

Here's one story that shows they didn't work when needed from 1997:

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-64622192.html

 

I have no experience with MLUs; I've never rented one, and I can't think of one person I know who does rent them. However, everyone I know has a cell phone.

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