david corby (dcorby@CSU.edu.au)
Mon Mar 23 21:16:17 1998
From: Larry Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: EPIRBs
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 98 19:47:36 CST6CDT
It depends on the satellites that pick up your signal. We have had hits
right on and then some to within a couple of miles. As the satellite
passes over, it will send back lat/long coordinates which may vary from
pass to pass. Most likely they will dispatch an aircraft to look for you
so you should have signaling devices that an A/C will be able to see.
Once you are pin-pointed, a ground team or helio will be sent to your
location. A cell phone might be a better gadget to carry however.
If you get lost - we will find you.
Many thanks for your response.
I had been told some months ago that their accuracy was much less
than what you have given. This made me wonder how useful they really
were - apart from advising that help was needed.