Emergency use of HT while Backpacking

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by N6SRT, Jun 4, 2015.

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  1. VK6ZGO

    VK6ZGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Rent a Satphone--you can ring up the relevant authorities,& they will know you are the real thing,not some loony perpetrating a hoax.
  2. KK4YDR

    KK4YDR XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    if life is on the line law means nothing. Simply dial in whatever frequency you know will save life and use it. You can answer for it later if ever questioned.
  3. NC4WX

    NC4WX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Regardless of the legality (it is illegal), almost all federal parks are digital trucked so your ham ht would be useless anyway. As a former park ranger, yes you would get in trouble if you used your ham ht to get help on a governmental frequency, but you would not get in trouble using my radio to get help if I could not operate it.
  4. N3SE

    N3SE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was thinking about this same subject but using aprs to send a message to a loved one . I hate that you have to pay a subscription fee for SPOT and one less item to pack in.
  5. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Just rent a satellite phone like normal people

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