Ok, sounds like PLB is what I want. Something I can activate in an emergency.
Follow up questions: The batteries have a life of 5 or so years. can they be replaced after this? or do I need to buy a new unit?
Also, once activated, is that unit now dead for life (guess this goes back to whether the battery can be replaced, but also whether it can be reset)? I heard report of someone who activated theirs as a way to tell the Coast Guard their location (even though they were in VHF contact). I'd like to know this should I be helping someone else in distress - if it isn't life threatening and it will cost me the PLB, then I may not offer that option.
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