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#291860 - 03/06/19 07:40 PM SPOT Failures
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#291861 - 03/06/19 08:19 PM Re: SPOT Failures [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Russ Offline
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Thanks Doug. That is a serious failure to find only during an actual emergency. Is this a quality control issue with the SPOT gen. 3 or a systemic failure? Two failures from the same piece of real-estate may indicate a coverage issue (??).

The idea of selling the bad units on eBay and not requesting the units return to SPOT, Inc. was a major mistake. That guy should not be answering phones for a living.

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#291862 - 03/06/19 08:39 PM Re: SPOT Failures [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Holy mother of goodness, that's horrible.

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#291863 - 03/06/19 09:00 PM Re: SPOT Failures [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Yikes! No bueno!
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#291864 - 03/06/19 09:03 PM Re: SPOT Failures [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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#291870 - 03/07/19 08:20 PM Re: SPOT Failures [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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One thing caught my attention in the original posting - snowmobiling in the Mt. Baker Wilderness (??) Mechanical appliances are a no-no in designated wilderness areas.

Glad he was rescued, but he should also receive a citation, with an appreciable fine.

Selling a known defective unit on ebay?? Give me a break!!

What is really intriguing is that the plain old cell phone came through and summoned assistance, even in a presumably isolated area. it seems to me that, day in and day out, cell phones get word out in case of a problem, while PLB usage is still somewhat rare. Does anyone have dependable stats??
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