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    Iíve said this before but after buying mine, the peace of mind it gave my wife I had one was significant. Highly recommend it for that alone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    I’ve said this before but after buying mine, the peace of mind it gave my wife I had one was significant. Highly recommend it for that alone!
    Definitely, I even took it a step further by using a SPOT messenger so I could send her preset messages at the end of each day so she knew we were safe at camp. This has it downfalls though.... in March this year myself and @sambnz flew into some country on the west coast for a few days to have a go at some chams. I had just returned from Uruguay and the wife was still over there for a couple more weeks, I forgot to take my SPOT although we still had Sam's PLB and since my wife didn't receive any messages from Spot she panicked, got hold of Sam's partner here in NZ plus my mum and my sister and they all went on a big woman crusade ringing all the chopper operators and kicking up a big fuss haha, when James came in to pick us up first thing he said when he jumped out of the helicopter was "you boys are in big trouble!"
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    My wife gave me a Garmin "In Reach" for Christmas. The flash weather forecast/map model.

    Does anyone know what their reception is like in the bush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    My wife gave me a Garmin "In Reach" for Christmas. The flash weather forecast/map model.

    Does anyone know what their reception is like in the bush?
    I also got an Inreach for xmas mine is the original delorme model though not a Garmin, in my experience with my SPOT anywhere you can get a GPS to work the unit will work, I never struck a situation where it couldn't get a signal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    My wife gave me a Garmin "In Reach" for Christmas. The flash weather forecast/map model.

    Does anyone know what their reception is like in the bush?
    I also got an Inreach for xmas mine is the original delorme model though not a Garmin, in my experience with my SPOT anywhere you can get a GPS to work the unit will work, I never struck a situation where it couldn't get a signal

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    A subject we were talking in detail about last week down Haast.

    There weer no Deer in Hauturu way back in my days there.

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    How many of you/us have them and take them out into the wilds ??

    I do not
    Absolutely take one now. Not really any reason not too with them at just $300 for a small one. The batteries last for 10 years, then just $100 odd to replace them after that time. I held off till they came down in price form 1k plus and only lasting a couple of years.

    Places i end up, especially pig hunting and 98% of the time hunting solo if something happened i'd likely never be found. Small cost for the cover you get out of them, i recommend them for everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin View Post
    Absolutely take one now. Not really any reason not too with them at just $300 for a small one. The batteries last for 10 years, then just $100 odd to replace them after that time. I held off till they came down in price form 1k plus and only lasting a couple of years.

    Places i end up, especially pig hunting and 98% of the time hunting solo if something happened i'd likely never be found. Small cost for the cover you get out of them, i recommend them for everyone!
    Yes - agree
    Just to clarify please - I live remote Sounds and only way out is via boat of chopper
    Wife can't drive boat - so if something happened to me that incapacitated me - can she set it off and get help ??
    Or are they purely for recreation activity mishaps ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Yes - agree
    Just to clarify please - I live remote Sounds and only way out is via boat of chopper
    Wife can't drive boat - so if something happened to me that incapacitated me - can she set it off and get help ??
    Or are they purely for recreation activity mishaps ??

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    Any links for acquiring please
    Anyone can set off the plb for any emergency situation. With limited access at your place, I would say it would almost be a compulsory piece of kit .

    Just a quick search on TM will find the deals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Yes - agree
    Just to clarify please - I live remote Sounds and only way out is via boat of chopper
    Wife can't drive boat - so if something happened to me that incapacitated me - can she set it off and get help ??
    Or are they purely for recreation activity mishaps ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Yes - agree
    Just to clarify please - I live remote Sounds and only way out is via boat of chopper
    Wife can't drive boat - so if something happened to me that incapacitated me - can she set it off and get help ??
    Or are they purely for recreation activity mishaps ??

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    I'd say that if other comms are available, i.e. mobile phone, then that should be your first option if around the house. Have your coordinates written down ahead of time for wifey to read to the 111 operator.

    PLBs send their GPS coords via satellite to the relevant rescue coordination centre, but these coords are are only accurate to 100m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    PLBs send their GPS coords via satellite to the relevant rescue coordination centre, but these coords are are only accurate to 100m.
    Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
    From which point the helicopter picks up on the radio signal from the plb and homes in on it? Or have I got this wrong?

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    https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hun...40542191cd8a3f
    Can't recommend these guys enough. Retailer is in Aus but the beacons can be registered here. The seller is really helpful and has very good customer service.
    ďThe society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.Ē - Thucydides 463BC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Yes - agree
    Just to clarify please - I live remote Sounds and only way out is via boat of chopper
    Wife can't drive boat - so if something happened to me that incapacitated me - can she set it off and get help ??
    Or are they purely for recreation activity mishaps ??

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    I take mine to work too, there is cell phone coverage on 40% of the farm but would be fuked if I roll the bike on me in one of the valleys.
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    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to pull it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hun...40542191cd8a3f
    Can't recommend these guys enough. Retailer is in Aus but the beacons can be registered here. The seller is really helpful and has very good customer service.
    There goes 313 of what you just gave me
    Thanks for that - should have had it years ago - especially regarding where we live .
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