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Refuge Notebook: Radio, GPS collars help manage moose, caribou on the Kenai

...the data. Two years ago, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge biologists fitted moose with GPS collars that also have a satellite phone transmitter incorporated into the collar. This allows GPS positional information from individual animals to be sent...
Homer man wins Wilderness Classic

...shipped in by the competitors.Mehl said he joked that the reason Mumm finished so fast was that Mumm had rented a satellite phone for the week."I was imagining Josh thinking 'I've only got this phone checked out through next Sunday. I had...
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Team: Climber 1st to solo summit Mount McKinley in January Alaska to meet up with Dupre.Plummer spoke with Dupre on Monday, shortly after the climber re-established satellite phone contact for the first time in nearly a week.This was Dupre's fourth attempt at a solo summit in January of Mount...
5 things to know about Alaska's midterm election

...on their Facebook site. The problem is, he's mostly out of contact and only periodically sends messages from a satellite phone. Election officials say posting notice to withdraw on Facebook isn't good enough. Go figure. He'll have to...
Homer doctor, friends snowmachine to Nome

...that the rivers are breaking up or the Rainy Pass area is avalanching, we don't go," said Sayer. "We carry satellite phones, but don't want to cause trouble. However, if it's too dangerous, we'll stop and fly the machines."That...
Tight Lines: For a great summer fishing trip, start planning now the Alaskan backcountry, many before affordable satellite phones and SPOT devices, I was nevertheless suddenly very...might want to consider. While some items, such as a satellite phone, are not absolute necessities for the do-it-yourselfer...
Woman completes solo row from Japan to Alaska

...cargo vessel pushed her boat to safety.Among the highlights, she got engaged to her longtime girlfriend during a satellite phone call from the sea. She also got up close to whales and birds and once watched a shark circling her boat as she rowed...
Bear Safety

...where the intended destination is and how long the trip is expect to take. It's also advisable to carry a cell or satellite phone, which can be rented, when traveling deep into the backcountry, just in case a bear encounter turns negative or...
Missing hunter found dead

...been searching since Johnson's hunting companion, Grant Gaberino, also of Anchorage, reported him missing by satellite phone late Sunday night. Severe weather hampered searches earlier this week, but pararescuers were able to contact Gaberino...


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