Reception is line of sight and digital is 5 mile radius and analog is 20 miles, key is line of sight. :>) It costs about $250,000 per antenna site. -----Original Message----- From: Bob Noble [mailto:bnoble@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 3:15 AM To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Re: Advice Needed I could see that 911 would still work in that case, if one can get a cell. The satellite stuff is likely more then you would to spend for the equipment and the use. It needs to come way down for us types to use it, but it is the only thing that would work. Cells have limits on their power, so they only go so far. So, it doesn't matter how high you might get sometimes. Cells don't go over mountains well. Say there is one mounted over a town on a mountain with higher mountains in the back, toward the wilderness. the cell wouldn't be available anywhere on the other side of that mountain. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "trapper" <trXpper@xxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 12:02 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Advice Needed | I think they were talking about when my paid time runs out..the 911 is | suppose to still work for free????? | Wouldn't you think the higher you got the more your phone would work? | They have these phones that you carry in a bag..heavy critters but work off | of a satellite..seems to me that is the only way to go, but with a lighter | system.. | Whoever thought of relays for Alaska..you cant cross the street to get a qt. | of milk without hitting a mountain. | | | " + " | trapper@xxxxxxx | | Arts of Alaska | by | Diane | | To join a " Christian Study " click below | bible-walk-subscribe@xxxxxxxxxx | | ----- Original Message ----- | From: Wabcd@xxxxxxx | To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx | Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 6:52 PM | Subject: [pcductape] Re: Advice Needed | | | In a message dated 2/24/2003 7:28:58 PM Eastern Standard Time, | trapper@xxxxxxx writes: | | | I think 911 is suppose to work for me no matter what???be really piffled | if I pay all that $ out and I need 911 and can't get out.. | | | | Trapper, if you're talking about a cell phone here, 911 will only work when | you can get a signal strength sufficient to make the call. In other words, | if you can't use your cell phone to make a regular call, it won't work for | 911 calls either. | | Bill | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.