What we can do

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What we can do

Post by rightstar76 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:15 am

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Re: What we can do

Post by dave54 » Tue May 21, 2019 8:51 pm

The two stories have a (very loose) tie- together.
The photo of the first engine crossing the bridge in the second story is Tahoe NF Engine 72, normally stationed at Truckee.
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Re: What we can do

Post by The Other Tom » Wed May 22, 2019 5:49 am

Yes, amazing. Original thread was locked so I couldn't comment. Kudos to the SAR teams. Interesting that the PLB didn't work?

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Post by AlmostThere » Wed May 22, 2019 8:48 am

PLBs don't work as well as people like to think. A good tool to have but not perfect by any means.

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Post by oldranger » Wed May 22, 2019 12:38 pm

The Other Tom wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:49 am
Yes, amazing. Original thread was locked so I couldn't comment. Kudos to the SAR teams. Interesting that the PLB didn't work?
1. It is electronic device--not fool proof

2. In couloir pretty much like being in a chimney not much of a range for the signal to get out. Need to understand the limits of the technology. Had one person descended to the bottom and into a more open area the plb would likely have been a successful tool.
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Re: What we can do

Post by rightstar76 » Fri May 24, 2019 11:56 am

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Re: What we can do

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri May 24, 2019 4:49 pm

rightstar76 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:56 am
What we can be...Shoulder to shoulder. Working side by side. Anything is possible.
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Post by rlown » Fri May 24, 2019 4:52 pm

It is a fundamental philosophy. Don't die stupid. Assess risks, think a bit and do the right thing.

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Post by gdurkee » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:16 pm

Regarding PLB's: among all emergency signalling devices, that's the least reliable. Problem is inherent in the technology: bandwidth available, protocol for determining location (requires, ideally, a couple of satellite passes and uses Doppler effect to determine 2 solutions, then chooses best), and even that calculated location is often off by 1/2 mile or more. Also, as here, no confirmation that signal connected. Which is all to say if you use one, also send someone out for help and, better, get a SPOT, InReach or SatPaq where you know the message was sent and received.

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