We are often asked about personal satellite communication devices. KVRS teams use SPOT Gen3 satellite GPS messengers to track our teams during operations. These are the same devices that we make available for borrowing. The market for personal locator beacons is expanding and evolving faster than this webpage can be updated. Some links are provided below to aid in your research before purchasing. Each device should be thoroughly researched and tested to ensure operation and coverage at the use location.
REI Expert Advice: PLBs and Satellite Messengers - includes a helpful note about when to activate the SOS function