Thread: Inuvik or Bust!
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by Philcott View Post
Thanks for the update. A few of us at the shop have been following along and seeing 10 or so "breakdown" spot messages had us wondering what was going on.
Yeah I was wondering too - I found out it's automated: you press the button once and it sends out emails/text every few minutes for an hour:

"Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location."

So where's the betting pool on what broke?
Rear shock? Subframe? transmission?

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