[Elist] FYI GPS in the Desert

John Del Santo mcbwaycool at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 10 15:38:22 PET 2011


 
 
 
 
 
  
 


--- On Sat, 9/10/11, NICK BENSON <nick at nickscomputerworks.com> wrote:


From: NICK BENSON <nick at nickscomputerworks.com>
Subject: GPS in the Desert
To: "John Del Santo" <mcbwaycool at yahoo.com>
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 9:21 AM


Here is a follow up story that appeared in our local paper yesterday regarding the reliance of GPS in the desert. 

http://www.scrippsnews.net/content/relying-only-gps-desert-can-be-dangerous 

They don't mention much about cell phones and now both Verizion and AT&T claim to have service out there, but trust me, I live close to there and go out there a few times a year and reception is VERY poor at best in the best of locations and non-existant in others.

Take LOTS of water.  I now even recommend some type of beacon light or flare signal just in case.  Remember also how hot that pavement gets on your tires out there and motorcycle repair shops out there ain't gonna happen.

Nick

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those that do evil, but because of those that look on and do nothing."  
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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