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Digital Radio Emergency Call Boxes for South of El Rosario

  • Digital Radio Emergency Call Boxes for South of El Rosario

    Posted by BajaGringo on February 20, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Over the next several weeks, if you’re traveling south of El Rosario you might see some service trucks installing radio towers along the Transpeninsular, Hwy 5 south of Gonzaga and the road out to Bahia de Los Angeles.

    Those radio towers will be powered by solar and will use satellite internet to connect together a digital radio grid that will allow emergency call boxes to be installed approximately every 30 miles in those remote areas with no cellular service.

    Each tower will be well marked with instructions in both Spanish and English and will have a push button communicator that will connect you with bilingual operators working for the San Quintin office of Public Safety. The will be working in shift – around the clock – to assist you in the event of an accident and/or medical emergency as well as another situation requiring help out in the middle of nowhere.

    The towers are projected to be installed by the end of March.

    The article also includes news of increased, permanent police patrols on the remote areas of Mex 5 and Mex 1 south of El Rosario as well as very welcome news of some positive changes to the police force covering Bahia de Los Angeles.Over the next several weeks, if you’re traveling south of El Rosario you might see some service trucks installing radio towers along the Transpeninsular, Hwy 5 south of Gonzaga and the road out to Bahia de Los Angeles.
    Those radio towers will be powered by solar and will use satellite internet to connect together a digital radio grid that will allow emergency call boxes to be installed approximately every 30 miles in those remote areas with no cellular service.

    Each tower will be well marked with instructions in both Spanish and English and will have a push button communicator that will connect you with bilingual operators working for the San Quintin office of Public Safety. They will be working in shifts – around the clock – to assist you in the event of an accident and/or medical emergency as well as another situation requiring help out in the middle of nowhere.
    The towers are projected to be installed by the end of March.
    The article also includes news of increased, permanent police patrols on the remote areas of Mex 5 and Mex 1 south of El Rosario as well as very welcome news of some positive changes to the police force covering Bahia de Los Angeles.

    New Emergency Services Coming

     

    • This discussion was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by  BajaGringo.
    • This discussion was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by  BajaGringo.
    laguera replied 5 months ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
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  • mx-rider

    Member
    April 30, 2022 at 11:57 am

    So are they all installed and operating now?

  • BajaGringo

    Organizer
    April 30, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Yes, all of the towers are up and operating…

    • JuanSoler

      Member
      April 30, 2022 at 3:32 pm

      Great news! Might be good for you to use your connections and get an inside tour into how this all works to show people and give them some confidence in this new system. Bilingual operators around the clock? I am impressed!

    • bajajeepers

      Member
      June 26, 2022 at 5:40 pm

      That is really great news as that drive from El Rosario to Cataviña and the Catavina down to the 28th parallel has always made me uneasy, being so far away from any real help with no cell service available. I know some of the old timers / die hards may thumb their noses at having communications but when you travel with your family, it is a big deal. Thanks for letting us know and I will stop to check one of the towers out our next time down.

  • bajabill

    Member
    May 2, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    About time! That really will help make the drive a lot safer!

  • beachbum

    Member
    May 9, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    This is such great news! I know of at least a couple of people who won’t travel south of San Quintin because of the long drive south of El Rosario without any services. They really need to get the word out.

    • JuanSoler

      Member
      May 10, 2022 at 7:28 am

      I know of several people who refused to drive that stretch before and exactly for the reasons stated in the article, they felt exposed to multiple dangers without anybody to call if something should happen. This is a game changer.

  • laguera

    Member
    June 27, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Is this actually working now or is planned?

    • BajaGringo

      Organizer
      June 27, 2022 at 8:52 am

      Yes, the system is up and running with the call-box at Gonzaga Bay still pending – it looks like San Felipe will be the local authority to take over that part of the project.

      • laguera

        Member
        June 27, 2022 at 11:00 am

        Wonderful! We’ll look for them our next trip down south. And thank you for sharing!

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