What happens when you set off your PLB?

We hikers are constantly reminded to carry a personal locator beacon (PLB) when we’re hiking. In fact, we wrote a piece a few years back on the importance and benefits of carrying a PLB. And we’re not talking just those big hikes, or the ones that take us to more remote areas, but every hike. There would be nothing more regretful than being in a situation where you need a PLB and you chose to leave it home that day.

But what happens when you set off a PLB? Well, this video that was shared the other day in the group gives a great, detailed, blow-by-blow of what happens when you set off a PLB. It’s a thoroughly education and enlightening video that takes place in a real, Australian context. Do yourself a favour and watch it.


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