nigheandonn wrote:crfishwick, I'm equally confused by your question. Do you really believe that MRT teams have developed a way to locate a phone via a text message, but are prevented from using it because the police have banned them from speaking directly to people who are lost? What would be the purpose of this ban? If it *was* in place, why wouldn't the police just send the text message instead (or pass on the phone number to MRT)?
There's a good article about SARLOC at https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/skills/using_sarloc_for_rescue_on_your_smartphone-10917
Confused by my question? Never said anything about a text I don't think.
I have read that article and I got the impression that Sarloc being used by MRT is/was used to coordinate team members when out searching although maybe has been updated. Must ask a MRT volunteer.
I think in hindsight I will stick with the old fashioned way. Dial 999 ask for the police and go on from there. A grid ref or 3 words😃