[Space] nevada team

Greg grog at piratelabs.com
Thu Feb 11 11:49:40 PST 2010


Spot runs on Globalstar's satphone network. Globalstar has been  
suffering from defective and failing LNA's in their satellites which  
early last year had made the network almost useless due to the number  
of dead satellites. This may be why they held off on sales for a  
while. Globalstar is making a slow comeback and launching new sats to  
replace the dead ones, but coverage is still spotty at the current time.

-g-

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Greg Stramback
iPhone CSI/QA
stramback at apple.com

On Feb 11, 2010, at 11:09, Adam Fritzler <mid at zigamorph.net> wrote:

> I've been trying to get a SPOT for a couple months now.  The problem
> is that they released the new Spot 2 in October and then suddenly
> recalled them all (and prevented any of them from being activated).
> They've so far provided no real date on when they'll have a new rev of
> the hardware available.  Latest clue is "late Feb".
>
> The supply chain is apparently completely empty of both Spot 1 and
> Spot 2's.  I even walked into REI in SF last month and there's a big
> sign above the counter that says they don't know when they'll be on
> sale again.
>
> But, if they ever figure out QA and customer service, I'm pretty
> confident the device is awesome.  A friend has a Spot 1 and is very
> happy with it.  They seem quite nearly un-losable.
>
> asf.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net 
> > wrote:
>> I work with some fellows who are para-gliders and they keep  
>> recommending
>> SPOT trackers.
>> I think Brian was looking into buying one.
>>
>> Blake
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 3:43 AM, Jonathan Moore <moore at eds.org>  
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> This device is kinda interesting but only works for 24h. Great for  
>>> all
>>> inital flights but not good for long flights:
>>>
>>>   http://www.unr.edu/NevadaSat/BalloonSats/Balloonsat%20Pages/SPOT.html
>>>
>>> -Jonathan
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Blake
>> blake at blakebarrett.net
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>>
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