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Forum: Equipment 07-19-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,554
Posted By thewilds
Good discussion. I looked really hard at the...

Good discussion. I looked really hard at the InReach over the past few weeks (I have had a Spot II for a couple of years) and decided to stick with the Spot II. The InReach plans are even more...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By thewilds
Any help forums for Spot Messenger Adventures?

Hi,
Question for users of Spot Messenger: Does anyone know of a forum dedicated to Spot Messenger Adventures? I've searched Google for any but haven't found one. The Spot Adventures FAQ page is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-26-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,647
Posted By thewilds
DeLorme InReach vs Spot Connect vs Spot II

I looked at the Spot Connect but discounted it because as a stand-alone device, it only has SOS and none of the other buttons of the Spot II (i.e. I'm okay, custom message, tracking). However, the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-09-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,383
Posted By thewilds
Smaller population in Canada (1/10 of US...

Smaller population in Canada (1/10 of US population) means less competition and prices closer to manufacturer's suggested retail price I suppose. Auto parts and tools are more expensive here too and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,383
Posted By thewilds
Update on rechargeable NiMH in Spot 2

The rechargeable Eneloop rechargeable NiMH batteries have been working well for me. I've since bought a Maha C9000 NiMH charger that can independently charge any number of cells from one to four. So...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-12-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 590,778
Posted By thewilds
Agreed re: "for play only". I'm shopping and...

Agreed re: "for play only". I'm shopping and budgeting for a GPS equipped personal locator beacon. Top of my list, for now, and one to beat for price and minimum required features is the McMurdo Fast...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-29-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,383
Posted By thewilds
Test of NiMH AAA batteries in Spot 2

Here's a link to someone who did a test with NiMH batteries
http://www.tomlauren.com/notes/published/Home/Hiking/GPS/Spot%20Satellite%20GPS%20Messenger.html

***See update below***

[Original...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-02-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,383
Posted By thewilds
Locally, it's about $19.50 for 3 AAA Energizer...

Locally, it's about $19.50 for 3 AAA Energizer lithium batteries which gets expensive. I'd like the option to use NiMH batteries. It would be useful to hear someone's experience with using NiHM in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 590,778
Posted By thewilds
Hi Steve, I don't disagree, I think if it's...

Hi Steve,
I don't disagree, I think if it's serious to be 10 on the scale, I'd push the SOS/911 button anyways.

Just seeing if there is a creative way to not create unnecessary worrying back...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-07-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 590,778
Posted By thewilds
Spot. Using time stamp to increase amount of information conveyed with HELP button

Hi,
Can someone confirm that the timestamp on Spot Help message is the time the button was pushed in the field and not when the message leaves the Spot email servers? Searching the Internet...
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