Use of portable radios, mobile phones and EPIRBs

  • Mobile phones
  • Radio systems
  • Ethics of mobile phone and portable radio use
  • EPIRBs

When travelling in remote areas it is sometimes necessary to carry some form of radio for contact with the outside world. Obviously, for those of us who carry a pack on our back this form of communication needs to be light and compact and contain its own power source. With these restrictions in mind, a brief description is given of some of the technologies available, together with their advantages and disadvantages.