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Old 01-21-2010, 12:23 PM
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Cell phone worked but he didn't know how to use his GPS !

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It might save your life !!!!!
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I thought those devises you hit a button and it sends out a distress signal.
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
I thought those devises you hit a button and it sends out a distress signal.

It's unknown what type of GPS / personal safety beacon he had.

It might not have been as simple as pushing a button.
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
I thought those devises you hit a button and it sends out a distress signal.
I am not aware of a GPS device that sends an emergency signal. But most VHF radios have that ability.
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Originally Posted by BW23 View Post
Cell phone worked but he didn't know how to use his GPS !

http://www.vaildaily.com/article/201...ntProfile=1062


It might save your life !!!!!
Man, that's just stupid and sad at the same time. Why the hell would anybody spend money on a GPS (or bother to carry it for that matter) and not know how to use it?
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
Why the hell would anybody spend money on a GPS (or bother to carry it for that matter) and not know how to use it?
Many phones have a built in GPS ... many don't use it (ever)
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Originally Posted by RioChico View Post
Many phones have a built in GPS ... many don't use it (ever)
Even if you turn the GPS locator off on your cell phone, it automatically turns on when you dial 911.
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Originally Posted by RioChico View Post
Many phones have a built in GPS ... many don't use it (ever)
That's a tad different, don't you think?

Hell, some people choose a cell phone based on it's color, and GPS is just part of the package. That's a lot different than carrying a dedicated GPS unit on a snow skiing trip and not even knowing how to get it to read LAT/LON.
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When I have new guest on my boat and I,m headed offshore. I make sure they know how to work my GPS, just in case something happens to me. Also make sure they can work my radio.
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