Re: Mobile Telephone on Campouts
Doug Gentry (dwgentry@NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 21 Nov 1995 14:01:57 -0800
Peter Murphy asked...
>Is it practical to use a mobile telephone for emergency communications
>on campouts and hikes? Do the woods create enough of an obstacle to
>prevent communications? Or are most parks and camps outside of the
>range of most services?
I've been glad to have had a cellular phone on a couple of Scouting
occasions. Both were in relatively nearby camp sites, though for one we
had to drive/hike up to the top of a ridge to get a clear signal. In each
case a quick call (with either a parent or a doctor) helped our decision.
Neither case was an emergency.
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