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Dantheman

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Re: TRs
« Reply #15 on: 20:08:26, 07/11/18 »
thanks, I will need to try this out..Dan

Mel

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Re: TRs
« Reply #16 on: 20:59:02, 07/11/18 »
I agree re signal and battery. im new to this and walking the uk coast so prob easy to get signal in South East. I will need to bare this in mind when I get to remote locations..I wont be able to find my way!!!..Help.. Dan


You will be able to find your way.  ViewRanger doesn't need a phone signal (eg. EE, O2, etc.) to work - it uses your phone's GPS and satellites.  Switching your mobile data and wifi off, just leaving the location/GPS active will save battery life too.


However, to use buddy beacon on it you DO need a phone signal (eg. EE, O2, etc.) so that might be an issue in more remote places.



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Rob Goes Walking

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« Reply #17 on: 14:52:49, 08/11/18 »
Very true Rob, also including killing battery life.  I think gunwharfman has some sort of beacon locator device so perhaps he'll chip in on the thread with what that is as he has a tendency towards value for money.

I read up about it, there's a dedicated satellite network called COSPAS SARSAT that personal locator beacons broadcast to when you're in distress. No good for just showing your GPS location to the internet though.

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« Reply #18 on: 17:06:57, 08/11/18 »
I read up about it, there's a dedicated satellite network called COSPAS SARSAT that personal locator beacons broadcast to when you're in distress. No good for just showing your GPS location to the internet though.
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johhnyp

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« Reply #19 on: 19:29:26, 08/11/18 »
I try to do trip reports with photos...and often fail.....best of both worlds!! :D :( O0