Re: GPS Accuracy
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 13:36:02 -0400
On Tue, 21 Jul 1998, Mark Arend wrote:
> At 02:54 PM 7/20/98 -0600, you wrote:
> > Cell
> >phones are becoming a real problem out here because people believe they are
> >there rescue source.
> I remember a newspaper article a while back. It seems that all the 911 cell
> phone calls for a good-sized chunk of Wisconsin are routed through one of
> the sherrif's offices. They got a call from someone in trouble and the
> person only knew that they were on Highway 41 on a bridge over big water.
And I remember a few short weeks ago, a comm-sat went adventuring and pagers
and cell phones all over the USofA ceased to function; it was as much as
4 hours before some users knew what the problem was and I know one user
whose service provider failed to switch for nearly 3 days.
WHEN they work, they're great. But as someone famous says in a
commercial, it doesn't do you any good if nobody answers. ;)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City