Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs)

The club has two PLBs available for loan to leaders who are undertaking activities in areas where normal communications may not be available.  Understanding how a PLB works will assist in thinking through where and when to activate the device.  The National Parks Association has put together a very instructive explanation of the communications involved and guidelines on using PLBs including and some do’s and don’ts.

For further information click here.  If you wish to borrow one the of the club’s PLBs, please contact either Neil Williams or Penny Howes – see the Members List for contact details.