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Old December 7th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Old December 7th, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Does it need a monthly service? If so, how much?
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Old December 7th, 2013, 08:04 PM
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Yes it does you would have to look at their web site, there are different plan.
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Old December 7th, 2013, 09:10 PM
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Old December 9th, 2013, 02:17 AM
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I've used them a few times on longer climbing trips where there's no phone reception. I think it's a nice thing for your loved ones to get a message every few days just alerting them that you are still alive.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 02:41 AM
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I'll chime in here as a SPOT success story - on a training ride from Canada to Mexico via dirt roads I had the misfortune to have a full sized mule deer jump into my front forks while tooling along at 50+ mph. Partner pushed the SPOT and I was on a helicopter to the ER within 3 hours… Still alive, still fully functional, and still riding thanks in part to the SPOT.

If you plan to do dangerous things in the wild - its a very worthwhile form of insurance.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Hey Brian, similar experience here- hit big dear with my GS, chest to chest at 50mph. Flail chest and a few broken bones but all good now- hope you have no residual issues...

As far as the SPOT, I tried one before a ride to Belize. It couldn't transmit from the backyard under trees. sPOT said I needed to move to a clearing to which I said if I could do so, I doubt I would need them...
They may be better now as that was in their early days, but a signal amplifier for your phone may be a better choice, or a Sat phone which you can also rent if buying is not in the budget.

Not trying to rain on this thread, but also no sense wasting one's time if the tool doesn't do the job.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:31 AM
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Dale, you have to have line of sight with a sat phone, just like the SPOT or any other satellite service. If you are extremely remote and without line of sight at the same time, then you need to be aware of that condition and play your cards careful understanding you are taking alot of risk, as there are no emergency comm options for you currently. Everyone doing remote travel need to analyze their itinerary and routes, assemble the tools and services they need to cover all conditions, and be prepared to manage residual risk the entire time.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 08:47 AM
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Agreed Mark, all good points I should have expanded on as well.
Amazing cell coverage throughout Mexico as the government endorses and supplements the coverage.
Belize and Guatemala, not so much. I have learned to keep my cell on my person especially on the motorcycle rides, because once you are thrown from same, the cell in the tank bag is of not much use.
Luckily I am an old fart and function as without any electronics, so my base kit is first aide and compass which have sustained me for a few decades...
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Old December 9th, 2013, 10:52 AM
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It's headed to CO...Jordan has some hut-to-hut trips scheduled this winter and worry wart Dad thinks she might actually need some kind of comm gear along


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Old December 9th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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also consider an emergency whistle as part of your comms kit and keep it on your person. do NOT underestimate it's value, particularly in low visibility places such as under jungle canopy or highly contoured terrain (like wadi's). Once again, think about all the bubbles of coverage you need to maximize your ability to reach aid along the two dimensional spectrums of short to long range, and urban to remote.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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Yup, she's taking some avalanche / back country classes again this year before they go. Just wanted to add this to her kit.

Yes Mark / Dale, this is the same one that lived near you guys in Monroe...now she's a single Colorado girl...again...

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