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    Default Check this out!!!

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    Now that is a Serious Tool!

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    Cool, but Delorme has a little ways to go before the geocacing community will embrace their products. Still a lot of geocachers in Maine putting their PN 20's and 40's in Uncle Henry's.
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    I was looking at the Spot device at bean but after talking to some of the staff I was getting the idea that the service was not all that reliable and with the price of the service it was not long before you were better off with a epirb or radio

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    OH MY GOD!!!!! When are they going to start selling this thing????????????

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    So the service that you pay for is some sort of phone number so you can communicate with cell phones? How does it work on the device if no phone number? Run off the serial number of the PN-60? Interesting...
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    I think the PN-60 comunicates wireless to the Spot. The Spot communicates via sat.

    If you're looking for a way to communicate your position to those at home, this is a great device. Anyone monitoring should be well aware that there are lots of ways to loose sat. reception. Geocachers know trees, tunnels, etc. will block the signal. Folks at home should know too, so they don't call in a rescue.

    Likewise, summoning help for a rescue, it may work most of the time, but not in all scenarios. If burried in an avalance, it may be better to have a transponder. If you capsize in a kayak, an epirb may be more reliable, and a marine radio may be quicker.

    Still, would'nt be cool to log a cache from the middle of the north Maine woods?!
    The farmer gave permission to place the cache in the field, but the bull charges.

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    Here is more info from Chip http://blog.delorme.com/
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    Delorme's units don't lose reception. End of story. I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CARoperPhotography View Post
    Delorme's units don't lose reception. End of story. I know.
    sure, but you have to have it to lose it...
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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