Every winter, climbers get lost or stranded on Mt. Hood and freeze to death and the topic of locator beacons is discussed. It happened again this week. But many in the climbing community oppose locators for various reasons that seem absurd. Steve Duin wrote a column earlier in the week talking more about their arguments, if you are interested.
A PMR volunteer tweeted me today: "The Oregonian's on a crusade against Portland Mountain Rescue. Yet if Matt Bors ever needs rescuing, we'll go."
Just follow the signal from my locator beacon.