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Cell site emulator for search and rescue

I was out in the middle of the desert this weekend and thought of an idea for Search and Rescue in remote areas without cell service. A small mobile cell phone site emulator that could be used in a helicopter, plane or drone flown over a search area. It doesn't need to connect to be cell phone network. It just needs to emulate a cell site for the person or people that they're trying to locate. If the lost party connects... more »

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Use Portable Cell Phone Towers in Search & Rescue in Remote Area

I just read another story where two people got stuck in the snow in a remote area in the Sierra Nevada mountains without cell phone service. They were reported missing two days after they got stuck. Paula Lane was found after 6 days by her brother who didn't give up after the official search was suspended. But unfortunately her boy friend did not survive. Over the years I have heard of other tragedies like this where... more »

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