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    question for sar

    if you got lost in the bush and had a uhf radio with you is there a certain channel sar monitors incase you try to make a distress call cheers

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    Not to the best of my knowledge, although a couple of the PRS channels are dedicated to emergency use only (5 and 35 I think).
    Monitoring UHF would most likely have to be done at a local level, so difficult to set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Not to the best of my knowledge, although a couple of the PRS channels are dedicated to emergency use only (5 and 35 I think).
    Monitoring UHF would most likely have to be done at a local level, so difficult to set up.
    Best have a PLB
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    The range of UHF PRS is too short to be useful for such a use.
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    A certain forum member mentioned to me recently that the company he works for are now selling very portable repeater stations for uhf (?), so these could be usefull to the distressed hunter, although obviously, they would A: already be deployed in the area. B: you would need a radio with a duplex function and the knowledge of how to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    A certain forum member mentioned to me recently that the company he works for are now selling very portable repeater stations for uhf (?), so these could be usefull to the distressed hunter, although obviously, they would A: already be deployed in the area. B: you would need a radio with a duplex function and the knowledge of how to use it.
    And I think you do require a license to deploy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    And I think you do require a license to deploy one.
    That figures
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    That figures
    They can't make life too easy for us. That would go against the rules.
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    Forgive my ignorance but marine radio on 16 may come in handy

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    Only if you carry a marine VHF in the bush. Even then, given location, it only has a slimmish chance of getting a signal out
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    Your best option for coverage would be a mountain radio. They are smaller than they used to be but still require aerial wire to be run out. I don't know if it is monitored 24/7 though.
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    I seem to recall a little card w my radios which id'd the emergency channels and others to stay clear of.

    If there a NZ 'code'? If so could someone enlighten me pls. I am just thinking of typing it up business card size and laminating it in the conveniently sized pouches I seem to have acquired....

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    There are no UHF PRS channels set aside for general call/listening or emergency use in NZ. Other countries do.
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    Could be an idea to get a couple of channels started here that us hunters all use and then it may become a commonly used channel in nz does any particular channel have a frequency that would have an advantage range wise we could use it for emergency and radio test calls

 

 

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