I'm starting to do some solo hiking here in Italy, and I'm going to buy a PLB soon. I was wondering if I went to Germany or Australia for example, if I activate the beacon will the beacon still get me the emergency services I would need? Thanks!
Yes, modern and current PLBs will work world-wide. When activated, they transmit a radio signal, which can be picked up by a network of satellites from anywhere on the earth's surface. Your distress call will be forwarded to a search and rescue organization responsible for the area where you are located.