I spoke to my close friend this morning about his bad SPOT experience. He said that every time he tried to transmit while in any type of canyon the thing couldn't find the satelite. Since he is a rafter, and primarily bought the thing for this purpose, he elected to take it back. Intuitively this makes sense, as there is a limited ammount of sky the thing can scan while in a canyon, thus the inability to send the little email updates to his Mama.
Anyone else try to transmit the little updates from a SPOT while in a canyon?
Dude, I'd see you on the river but I'm hardly ever out there.