Update: Emergency Electronics
ACR has just come out with the latest verstion of their 406mhz GPS PLB.
It is called the Micro-Fix or the ResQFix. It is the smallest and lightest available.
I saw an ad in Backpacker mag yesterday on that. Fantastic product but saw the fine print at the bottom. Sounds like they are still awaiting approval. I am sure they will get it. Top of the line company and a top notch product. I have the ACR w/gps built in (bought last year). I got it for a trip up on the Kugururok (lower Noatak trib). We were up there for 12 nights and I sure felt good knowing that I had the ACR with us. It was the first big trip I took the wife on and a little extra safety precautions is a good thing. I have been real impressed with the product and service from ACR. I bet the new model will be even better. Great product. And it just might keep you from becoming a CNN footnote!
saw that as well...
thanks for the pm "head's up"...