To enjoy safe hiking in country parks, it is important for you to keep company with others and to know the various means of communications that can be used in case of an emergency.

Stay in Touch in Country Parks
Stay in Touch in Country Parks

Equip yourselves with Mobile Phones and Walkie-Talkies

Stay in Touch in  <ul> Country Parks

Stay in Touch in Country Parks

Understand the Limitations of Mobile Phone Networks

Stay in Touch in Country Parks

Communication during an Emergency

Stay in Touch in Country Parks

Advice for Users of Walkie-Talkies

Stay in Touch in Country Parks

Plan your Route Carefully

Stay in Touch in Country Parks
Stay in Touch in Country Parks

Hiker Tracking Service

With the support of mobile service operators, the Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) has launched the "50222 SMS Hiker Tracking Service" ("50222 Service") to help search and rescue lost hikers. Hikers can use the service by sending short messages to a designated number "50222" to report periodically the unique numbers of Distance Posts they encounter along their hiking trails. This will help keep track of their positions. For example, sending the number "M001" means the hiker is at the first Distance Post of the MacLehose Trail. In any event that a hiker is lost, rescue parties can make use of the data stored at the system of "50222 Service" to improve the time and success rate of searching the lost hiker. For details of the "50222 Service", please click the icon below.
Hiker Tracking Service

GPS Hiker Tracking Service

In addition, a new "GPS Hiker Tracking Service" has been launched by CAHK since October 2013 to facilitate speedy and effective rescue. If you would like to use this service, please download and install the "Enjoy Hiking" app, which is developed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), onto your smartphone. Before starting your hiking trip, please launch the app and activate its "Hiker Tracking Service" function. The GPS system will then auto feed your tracking locations and record the relevant data at the service centre . The data can be retrieved and be used to facilitate rescue if any need arises from an emergency situation. For details of the "GPS Hiker Tracking Service", please click the icon below.
GPS Hiker Tracking Service

Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) Devices for Location Information

 

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