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An EPIRB does nothing to help you check in on a comms schedule.
An EPIRB is a specific, emergency use only device.
An SSB radio or satellite phone would be far more effective in letting your friends and family communicate with you and keeping them from calling the authorities prematurely. Even one of those new Spot Messenger devices would be better than an EPIRB in terms of notifying people to your whereabouts in routine situations.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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