When an emergency situation arises in a remote location, the ability to communicate with outside sources of assistance can prove very valuable. Wilderness Medical Society published an excellent review of communication options for emergency use in remote locations. The article reviews the different types of communications technologies available to individuals in remote locations, including satellite telephones, personal locator beacons, satellite messengers, cellular telephones, and the different licensed and non-licensed 2-way radio services available for personal use. It also discusses basic radio communications techniques, emergency communication, requesting ground or air casualty evacuation, and selecting communications devices for different applications.
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