Do you use, or have experience with an ELB? (meaning a non-subscription beacon...and not the SPOT units)
I thought about mentioning this on one of the satellite phone or SPOT threads, but decided not to hijack one.
I regularly hunt the backcountry of central Alaska, by Super Cub drop. You can always find a Motorola Iridium phone in my camp, but we seldom carry it on our person as we hunt. I recently decided to purchase a good ELB unit, and my research led me to the ACR AquaLink / SarLink / ResQLink series. I decided on the AquaLink View, due to its floatation, battery life, and digital readouts. No subscription is needed for service. The reviews were all good. I'm mainly interested in hearing from those who may own one, or have first hand knowledge of someone who has used one for emergency rescue. All information is welcomed!