112 Iceland App – Brilliant & Simple

Today, we made sure that we all have the Iceland 112 App, downloaded onto all our mobile phones and devices, and that we all know how to use it appropriately.

 

The 112 Iceland App can be used for two things, both for added safety on your Iceland trip.

This app is both in English and Icelandic.

 

112 Iceland Emergency Services

 

It is the official App for Iceland Emergency Services 112.

The App sends an SMS to the Icelandic Emergency Service 112, with the phones GPS location, before calling 112.

 

Iceland 112 App

 

Red Emergency Button

First of all you can call for help by pressing the Red Emergency Button.

Your location will be sent by SMS text message to the 112 response centre.

Remember that even though your phone shows no signal, there is a possibility that you can send SMS text message.

 

Green Check-In Button

The Green Check-In button is for you to leave your location with us, so if something happens we have more information to worked with.

Only the 5 last locations are stored and we recommend you use this – don’t worry – you are not disturbing anyone – except for our big computer who wants to be disturbed.

 

Iceland 112 App iPhone screen

 

Here you can download the 112 Iceland App for:

 

For more information, we strongly suggest you visit the SafeTravel Iceland Website:

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CB Radio for Expedition Vehicle 2

This week, Neil purchased locally, a used CB Radio via Finn.no for Expedition Vehicle 2.

Gunnar / Expedition Vehicle 1 already has it own CB Radio.

 

The model purchased is a President Electronics unit, President Grant II, which is in very good condition, in its original box, and apparently hardly used at all.

 

 

It’s a well know quality brand, with very good reputation, so we expect good service and performance from this recent equipment acquisition.

 

CB Radio Magazine published a very positive article about this unit (President Grant II AM/FM/SSB CB Radio Overview), and posted a very useful introduction video:

 

 

We also acquired a MAAS KM-500 Supermag magnetic mount whip antenna as part of this purchase.

 

 

We recently successfully tested the use of CB Radios / Expedition Vehicle Communication, during the Easter Holiday period.

See Blog Article: Agenda Planning & Equipment Field Testing

 

We hope to install, tune and test this new equipment sometime next week / soon, to prepare ready for use in Iceland.

We will post a new blog article of the installation and test in the near future.

 

If you have any useful advice concerning CD Radios, our forthcoming installation and tuning, use of CB Radios in Iceland, etc., please feel free to Contact Us.

We Look forward hearing from you.