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#296723 - 08/05/20 01:40 PM Trad methods work!!
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/03/asia/us-a...scli/index.html

A traditional SOS fashioned from dark materials led to the recovery of three mariners in the south Pacific. Above is a very full account...
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#296724 - 08/05/20 03:45 PM Re: Trad methods work!! [Re: hikermor]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Saw that yesterday. Excellent! Low tech works too. Anything to catch the eye of searchers.

BTW, I vaguely recall watching Gilligan's Island as a kid, and one time they spelled out "SOL" in large letters on the beach. Rescue was not forthcoming.

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#296726 - 08/05/20 04:59 PM Re: Trad methods work!! [Re: dougwalkabout]
haertig Online   content
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
One time they spelled out "SOL" in large letters on the beach. Rescue was not forthcoming.

They could see it from space, but one of the astronauts, "Sol Tobias", thought it was just a greeting for him.

[img]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/gill...=20140720031637[/img]


[img]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/gill...=20140720033238[/img]

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#296727 - 08/05/20 07:37 PM Re: Trad methods work!! [Re: hikermor]
Phaedrus Offline
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Wow! A good outcome for sure. That's an old school signalling method indeed! grin
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#296728 - 08/06/20 12:49 AM Re: Trad methods work!! [Re: haertig]
ki7he Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 42
Loc: SW Idaho
Anyone remember the Farside cartoon. "Cancel that, I guess it says 'helf'".

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/484770347360395904/

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#296729 - 08/06/20 03:22 AM Re: Trad methods work!! [Re: ki7he]
Phaedrus Offline
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Originally Posted By: ki7he
Anyone remember the Farside cartoon. "Cancel that, I guess it says 'helf'".

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/484770347360395904/


That one is a classic! grin
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#296730 - 08/06/20 11:05 AM Re: Trad methods work!! [Re: hikermor]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 283
Loc: Wales, UK
AP has a video clip from a helicopter dropping a crate of supplies.

https://apnews.com/1566b3c6a377ee907a0f2e143a5b26c9

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