Tag: communications

Distracted Driving and SAR

Distrated driving legislation in BC includes hand held radios – what you need to know

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The future of public safety communications

Last week I was in Ashcroft testing what will become the future of public safety communications networking; initial impressions of this emerging tech.

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Locating lost people using Social Media

Assisting SAR teams to locate missing people using Social Media

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Uses for UAVs in SAR

Some proposed uses for UAVs in SAR based on a year of consulting experts, feel free to contribute to this conversation.

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Regarding communications networks in BC

From time to time I’ve offered interested parties the opportinuty to write guest posts on this blog. Today’s post is by Merrick Grieder, a member of Comox Valley SAR, Deputy Coordinator with the Comox Valley Emergency Program and Emergency Radio Communications

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Live tweeting police scanners

Live tweeting Boston police scanners interfered with the investigation. Compared with an incident last summer. Scanning SAR frequencies has similar effect.

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Vancouver Island Comms Workshop

Coquitlam SAR member Jordan and I attended the VI Region Communications Workshop in Parksville yesterday, with 45 representatives from 10 VI SAR Teams, amateur radio clubs, and EMBC. I presented my talk from SARScene 2012 (for those who attended, this

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GPS Dilution of Error Notice

A known GPS dilution of accuracy event will occur tomorrow (January 16) from 14:15 to 14:45 local time.

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The SpareOne Emergency Cell Phone

The SpareOne: a simple, voice-only 2G phone powered by 1 “AA” battery, but DOES NOT WORK on the Telus (3G) network. Otherwise perfect for emergencies

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Stop with the Smart Phones already

People are still under the impression a Smart Phone can replace a GPS in the wilderness, and they’re still wrong.

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