[Space] nevada team

Blake Barrett Blake at BlakeBarrett.net
Thu Feb 11 11:53:40 PST 2010


A friend of mine just bought one and used it about three weeks ago for his
paragliding trip down in Valle Mexico. He claims it worked great for him. I
don't want our balloons to have to go all the way to Mexico just to get a
good GPS signal though.

Blake

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Greg <grog at piratelabs.com> wrote:

> 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-
>
> -----
>
> 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
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