Originally Posted by SimpleMan
Anyone else try to transmit the little updates from a SPOT while in a canyon?
Yampa, Cataract, Westwater, Deso/Grey, Stillwater, Labyrinth, Dolores, Snake (Murtaugh) and a bunch of really tight slots in Southern Utah. I'd say I had 95% of message delivery. The SPOT will keep sending a message repeatedly until the message goes through.
It does take of up to 10 minutes for the message to go out (for SPOT to lock on to a satellite), but it does go through. Maybe your friend was moving too much, or didn't wait long enough. It could possibly be a faulty unit. They had a recall on earlier versions and also on the Spot2 original 600 units. But I've had two SPOTs now and both send out messages just fine.