Sunday, March 22, 2015

Check-in/OK message from SPOT PEM - JUST TESTING from home

Greetings.  It is packing day today.  I am taking a few easy days to recover from many months of training.  During this time, I intend to pack, test out my equipment, and sort out all my logistics - all in time to make corrections should I need to make them.   

One bit of equipment is a rather pain for me but provides considerable comfort to family and friends.  I tested my SPOT messenger today; below is the default message that comes from my new SPOT locator.  I changed the message from "Climbing in Argentina" to "Climbing Mt. Everest" for a more accurate description of my whereabouts.  That change will come with my next post.  My new SPOT device (Gen 3) is a substantial upgrade from my previous device (Gen 2) in that I press the button and my location is posted almost immediately.  The lights stay on for both models about the same duration (roughly 20 mins) but the Gen 3 posts immediately.  I replaced my older model because the Gen 2 consumed batteries at a rate I could barely keep up with and I hope to only take one set of replacement Lithium Ion batteries for the entire expedition.  The newer model ought to easily handle daily updates on a single set of batteries (4 AAA).  

Thanks for following....see you shortly with a more elaborate update.

SPOT UPDATE (click on the links to test out the mapping):  

GPS location Date/Time:03/22/2015 11:36:08 EDT

Message:Climbing in Argentina right now. All is well with us. Please check the map to see our progress.

Click the link below to see where I am located.

If the above link does not work, try this link:,-77.27280&ll=38.83115,-77.27280&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1


You have received this message because PEM has added you to their SPOT contact list.

Ready for Adventure

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