[pcductape] Re: Advice Needed

  • From: Wabcd@xxxxxxx
  • To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:44:49 EST

Trapper, occasionally, even if by mistake, the US gov does something 
sensible.  There is a Federal mandate on cell phone providers to route all 
911 cell calls as well as calls to the highway patrol - <*HP> here in North 
Carolina but different in other states.

As for signal strength I don't think mountain height necessarily makes any 
difference in signal strength.  Neither does line of sight.  I live in the 
mountains and can see the towers of a cell site but cannot get a call 
through.  I think they use directional antenna and can eliminate a specific 
area at their whim.

Satellite phones would be our solution.  Maybe someday they will be small and 


In a message dated 2/25/2003 3:03:39 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
trapper@xxxxxxx writes:

> 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.

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