Spot in India / Himalaya

Discussion in 'Asia' started by DinX, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. DinX

    DinX Been here awhile

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    Hi

    I already posted this in the big Spot thread, but maybe it's better suited here.

    I'm planning on going on an organised trip of 3 weeks through the Himalaya. On my trips in Europe I use a GPS tracker so people can follow me on a map (always cool for the homefront, seeing what I'm seeing on Google Maps :) ).

    But I read that devices for satellite communication are forbidden in India ? Does this also count for a device like a Spot Messenger? It seems like a nice option for the people at home to follow me (I don't need the emergency stuff, it's an organised group vacation) and for myself to see the route I did after the trip.

    So, is a Spot allowed in India or not ?
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  2. arn

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    AFAIK, it's only the use of satellite PHONES that is illegal in India. You could easily explain your device as an emergency radio beacon cum tracker (definitely allowed) if asked by any official.
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  3. sandiego

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    I dont think sat Phones are illegal in India. Unless its some new stupid rule which no-one will follow anyway.
    I would not worry about it anyway the cops there, first of all wont care what kind of electronics you have and they dont have the time, knowledge or technology to track you down.
    Just my 2 cents.
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