Cell- Phone ?????
Salaka, Andrew (salakaa@ASPEN.KSC.NASA.GOV)
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 14:20:48 -0400
There is a really easy way to solve the problem of keeping in touch with the
outside world for emergency
times and that is HAM Radio... No Code License have been around for a
number of years and the Handheld radio is can be as light as 2lbs.. This is
also a good way for the scouts to see some other way to communicate.
We have three adult leaders who have their licenses and have got several
of the scouts to get theirs..
GREAT HELP ON TRIPS........
Also >>> JOTA <<< great for merit badge
Andy Salaka (N2IVQ) CR ,Advancement , Troop 373
Roundtable Staff,District Comm.
From: SCOUTS-L - Youth Groups Discuss
To: Multiple recipients of list SCO
Subject: Re: Cellular Phones as an Emergency Backup
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 1996 7:12AM
I agree with Robert, proper training, experience and common sense can
overcome or avert most accidents. I have a cell phone but leave it in
the car. The Ozark hills valleys and hollars make it unreliable at best
and mine is a 3 watt bag phone. I can get out in my car with an external
antenna on a hilltop in some areas. Even our coverage map shows the Mark
Twain National Forest as a "no coverage" area. I can't help but smile
and visulize my pack with this thread, lets see, basic pack and equipment
=35 to 45 lbs, electronic gear 5 to 10 lbs. :) Pioneers threw out
heirlooms when the going got rough, what might we find on the trail in
the future? Remember, the WILDerness is appropriatly named, don't
underestimate it but don't spoil the trip. BE PREPARED!
SM Troop 201, Ozark, MO. I used to be an Owl but I will always be an Eagle!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City