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GinAndPlatonic

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Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« on: 13:29:28, 05/02/19 »
A man who was taken ill in Scotland, activated his emergency beacon and the signal was received in Houston, Texas... :) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-47129148

Owen

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #1 on: 13:38:42, 05/02/19 »
Nice to know that the system works.

jimbob

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #2 on: 15:21:33, 05/02/19 »
Nice to know that the system works.
And extremly quickly by all accounts.
Wonder what it is given past interest on this forum.
« Last Edit: 19:58:31, 05/02/19 by jimbob »
Too little, too late, too bad......

GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #3 on: 17:10:06, 05/02/19 »
And extremly quickly by all accounts.
Wonder what it is given past interest on thus forum.
Indeed it`s a small world..not sure what you meant by your last sentence though.

richardh1905

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #4 on: 17:23:14, 05/02/19 »
I think that BBC Radio Scotland just said that it was the Spot system.

jimbob

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #5 on: 19:58:58, 05/02/19 »
I think that BBC Radio Scotland just said that it was the Spot system.
Yes, that would make sense.
Too little, too late, too bad......

dank86

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #6 on: 22:58:15, 08/02/19 »
I've got a spot, never had to use the SOS but the messages go through pretty quick

Owen

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #7 on: 10:39:23, 09/02/19 »
I've got a spot, never had to use the SOS but the messages go through pretty quick


Same with the inReach.

alan de enfield

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #8 on: 15:29:23, 09/02/19 »
Spot works really well - this is a 'snapshot' of taking the boat from Hull to Plymouth.


https://ibb.co/h8Rf8n5




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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #9 on: 15:48:45, 09/02/19 »
Spot works really well - this is a 'snapshot' of taking the boat from Hull to Plymouth.


https://ibb.co/h8Rf8n5


Is that with the extreme tracking? Im using the 5 mins interval and it's working great for hiking

alan de enfield

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #10 on: 17:54:14, 09/02/19 »

Is that with the extreme tracking? Im using the 5 mins interval and it's working great for hiking



If I remember it was 30 minute intervals and we were doing about 6-7 mph.


I would have thought that 5 minute updates at 3mph is a bit unnecessary (every 400 yards) but that the benefit of having it adjustable - suits everyone.


My SatMap GPS was set on updates every 2 seconds (which is not much more than every step) so I de-sensitised it to (I think) 20 seconds. Makes the battery last much longer.

dank86

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #11 on: 18:06:51, 09/02/19 »
I upload my logs to other sites so the higher track rate gives a better overview, yea it's great it's adjustable to suit everyone's needs, the live tracking is very good too

Ridge

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #12 on: 18:07:09, 09/02/19 »
Monsieur de enfield appears to be stuck in the North Sea, should we call the coast guard?
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

alan de enfield

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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #13 on: 20:18:44, 09/02/19 »
Monsieur de enfield appears to be stuck in the North Sea, should we call the coast guard?



Thanks for the concern - I made it around to Plymouth (after being 'pulled over' by Border Force checking for immigrants, and responding to a mayday call off Norfolk)


I kept all of the tracks, that example was just such 'page'.




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Re: Off gridder rescued from a highland cabin
« Reply #14 on: 20:48:17, 09/02/19 »
after being 'pulled over' by Border Force checking for immigrants, and responding to a mayday call off Norfolk
So much more information required.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where