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gps embedded lifevests anyone?


9 posted on 03/02/2009 9:55:02 AM PST by TerP26
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To: TerP26
gps embedded lifevests anyone?

If the vests had a metal foil attached, they would show up on RADAR.

10 posted on 03/02/2009 9:58:07 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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The Coast Guard and the Auxiliary urge people to connect their GPS units to their VHF radios; using the new Rescue 21, any distress call will give an accurate position.


11 posted on 03/02/2009 10:07:10 AM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven!)
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gps embedded lifevests anyone?

Depends on the size of the craft. Large boats will have EPIRBs to send distress/location signals to satellite. Small boats generally only have life vests (or should have). VHF radio signals from a small boat in rough seas are also very iffy, especially considering the distance off shore.

14 posted on 03/02/2009 10:16:13 AM PST by Starboard
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I’d have a personal EPIRB if I had NFL type money!


21 posted on 03/02/2009 10:35:11 AM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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