***RESOLVED, EVERYONE IS OK***SOS from my husband's SPOT

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Baja Ho, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    does he need a truck?
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  2. BamaTexRider

    BamaTexRider MOTO-MIKE

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    GREAT NEWS ! Great Wife you did the right thing. :clap
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  3. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    That is indeed great news.:clap
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  4. dyvking

    dyvking ahead of his flamin star

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    Call the SPOT people and tell them, too. Call off their search efforts and get the account cancelled asap.
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  5. 74C5

    74C5 Long timer

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    Have him go get his spot since it is pretty evident where it is....was.
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  6. norcal1

    norcal1 Cameron Park, CA.

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    Great news. :clap
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  7. jabreu

    jabreu Adventurer

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    Wow Glad to hear.
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  8. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Great news indeed! That must have been a terrifying few hours for you. Good for you for activating all the help channels your could muster.
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  9. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    How's that possible? :lol3.
    [​IMG]

    Glad to hear it's OK. Holding a thought for his continued well-being and safe trip home. Cheers.
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  10. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    My wife would never look this hard for me.....:deal:lol3
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  11. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    now that's some funny shit right there!

    glad everything's fine.
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  12. backseat_driver

    backseat_driver Adventurer

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    I am home from Cabo now and I just wanted to thank everyone. Whenever Baja Ho rides I get texts and emails throughout the day letting me know he is safe. I received a phone call from the SPOT team within 1-2 minutes of the SOS text message on my phone. I had not even checked my message yet when I got the phone call because I was walking up to a neighbor's house for dinner. I have to say the SPOT team was excellent! She made all the calls to San Quintin (Search and Rescue - whoever that is). After 2-3 hours they told her they did not have the man power to continue their efforts. I did not find out until the next morning that a volunteer did continue looking and only found parts of a motorcycle. Fortunately I did not get this news until after Nancy at Old Mill called to tell me Baja Ho had problems with his master cylinder, returned to the Old Mill, his 3 friends went on and he was sleeping soundly. That's when I finally broke down and cried.

    Just so you know, Baja is different. She/SPOT said some areas are good about going out to rescue you and some could care less. We weren't getting the help from San Quintin search and rescue so SPOT called the US Consulate and someone else. Baja Ho had to call the US Consulate to let them know he was safe and not lost.:freaky

    Baja Ho has always had his SPOT attached to his bike. I think it was in August when his friend went over a cliff and separated from his bike and we discussed if wearing his SPOT might be a better idea. I will get more information hopefully today. I sent him a link as to where he can pick up his SPOT and told him if he ever loses it he needs to contact them ASAP so I don't call in the Army. I am sure all of your wife's would have done the same. There is nothing worse than thinking your husband is in the middle of nowhere broken in pieces or being tortured.

    Mexican cell phone for the next trip........
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  13. sloburban

    sloburban Long timer

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    Great news!
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  14. backseat_driver

    backseat_driver Adventurer

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    Yes it is great news! After sending my husband google images of where the SPOT was sending messages, he found his SPOT late this afternoon and sent me an OK message. All is well and good here.

    It's a shame how someone (myself) who has always loved the Mexican people and the culture can go from volunteering in their orphanage in Cabo to thinking the Cartel is hurting my husband and wanting revenge against the whole country and back again to having faith in the human race all in 24 hours. It's exhausting. Going back to Cabo on Dec. 31 for my birthday with my best friend, my husband, Baja Ho. :-)
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  15. rodr

    rodr Been here awhile

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    Awesome wife. Baja Ho is a lucky dude. :thumb
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  16. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    Really awesome! Good job! Even brought a tear to my eye.
    Sounds like you are really giving back to Baja too. Love hearing that there is actually some GOOD in the world.

    As someone else said, I'm not sure my wife would know what to do, besides increase my life insurance. :huh
    In fact I'm going to put together a tip sheet for her on how to get help from SPOT and the ADV Crew. :deal
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  17. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Mine has tried harder than this to get rid of me :huh

    Glad it turned out good. I see someone getting a Sat Phone from Santa this year.
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  18. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    cuz u got murried:dealworth more gonzo:lol3
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  19. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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    I am now home & safe. I was never in any danger, the only mishap is that I lost my Spot tracker. I keep it in the map pocket of my tank bag, that has a Velcro closure. I have used this setup on thousand mile rides with no problems, but will now add a safety pin as a backup. Evidently the the old Spanish speaking couple that found it did not know what they had and started pressing buttons. They pressed the 911 button which started a rescue scenario. This of course alerted the Spot team who alerted my wife within seconds, the American Consulate ( which got in touch with me ) and the local authorities in San Quintin. I take this very seriously as I do a few solo rides every year.

    Many thanks to all that offered assistance and PMed, as my wife was in a true panic. Also thanks to Nancy at the Old Mill for use of her phone and relaying messages. I have learned an important lesson through this mishap and that is don't lose your Spot Tracker DUMMY and if you do, call the Spot Team, cancel your service and also contact whoever your Spot messages are sent to.

    And a special thanks to my wonderful wife , for looking out for my safety, as she knew I was in Baja but not where in Baja. Again thanks to everyone on ADV that offered to help, what a great community this is. Dan Baja Ho
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  20. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Wow, what a story.... Glad it all worked out
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