Beacons in the Outdoors a good article by Mountaineering Council Of Scotland and a Video by Lyle Brotherton.

Worth a re look

Wessex crash ben more

I am often asked about the use of Personal Locator Beacons in the Outdoors and I am no “techy geek” but have seen them about and done simple trials on them in the past in my RAF Mountain Rescue Days.(Always at the forefront of technology 1973)

1973 Heavy on Ben Rinnes with a PLB training with the helicopter! Yes 1973 1973 Heavy on Ben Rinnes with a PLB training with the helicopter! Yes 1973

The article by Heather Morning talks you through many of your questions. I did work in the ARCC at Kinloss and the MCC (Mission Control Centre) was part of our remit. I would say about 90% in these days were false alarms many going off through various problems/misuse. All alerts had to be actioned and often the owner had sold the boat, plane or beacon and the beacon was not registered . This involved many hours of detective work  by the MCC they did a marvellous job and needed to…

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About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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