The use of technology on the trail is a controversial topic that can generate heated conversations over the advantages and disadvantages of different technology as well as the impact on the hiking experience in general. This episode looks at the use of Personal Locator Beacons on the trail and reviews one of Australia’s most popular devices currently available.
You can also read the written version of this podcast at Technology on the trail: Personal Locator Beacons
Read the review of the KTI SGA 2 PLB
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Accidental Beacon Activation
If your beacon is accidentally activated, switch it off immediately and contact the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on 1800 641 792. There is no penalty for accidental activation.