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Old 11-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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SPOT mounted close to Garmin Montana

I'm getting ready for a ride next year after not riding for almost 10. So I set up my new WR250 with a Montana. Then I ordered a SPOT 3. Instruction say keep it 12" from gps receivers. I have Ram mounts and on my bars, no way can I get them that far apart. So, those who have both units, have you had any problems having them closer, such as 6" apart.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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I don't own a Spot III but my two Spot units have no issues with being 6" away from our Montana 650 units. My wife has a Spot I, and I have a II.



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Old 11-04-2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply and the pic. Mine are farther apart than in the pic, so I will give it a try after I activate the SPOT.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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I have seen several guys running their GPS units less than 12" from their SPOT, knowing this issue, and haven't had any problems with their GPS.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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I've placed all three SPOT models as they've evolved virtually right next to a Zumo 550 and there never was an issue.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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I carry my Spot on me, where I can reach it just in case...
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:48 AM   #7
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I carry my Spot on me, where I can reach it just in case...
And it provides a nice little lump to land on when you fall just right.



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Old 12-06-2013, 12:21 PM   #8
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No troubles with mine either...
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:37 AM   #9
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No pics - but mine (2 GPSes and the Spot) are usually pretty close together. I haven't noticed any problems with any of them.
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