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Pete23 - on 15 Oct 2013
Does anyone know of a good gps tracker that would work well in the andes?
Looking for something to send signals back to family in the uk when on my trip.
Thanks.
Peter
paulmck - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Pete23: I'm looking to get something from these guys http://www.inreachdelorme.com/ for similar reasons. Would be interested if anyone has direct experience of using one.
sbc_10 - on 16 Oct 2013
In reply to Pete23:

We are testing some of these for D of E,

http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/spot_gps_satellite_messenger/?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=directory...

Seem to work in the North of England (! OK, not that remote!), coverage for S.America as well so I see. Check out the data connection/ satellite subscription cost for the service you want, the full works can be a lot for a whole year.
Looks like you can hire.
Jonny2vests - on 16 Oct 2013
In reply to sbc_10:
> (In reply to Pete23)
>
> We are testing some of these for D of E,
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> http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/spot_gps_satellite_messenger/?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=directory...
>

Yes, get a Spot. You'll get your own auto generated web page where they can track your progress.
apana790 - on 16 Oct 2013
In reply to Jonny2vests: sorry for thread hijack. Are there any other costs involved after you get your spot device? Like satellite service fee or something along those lines?
Jonny2vests - on 16 Oct 2013
In reply to apana790:

Yes, its subscription based, no idea what the cost is in the UK. Details here:

http://international.findmespot.com/
Mr. K - on 16 Oct 2013
In reply to Pete23: I've got a Delorme InReach SE which I used in the Russian Caucasus this year. Tracking seemed to work ok and I was able to send and receive SMS messages for weather reports and such things. There were a few issues with my handset which was replaced promptly. Should prove useful this Winter when out in the North-West Highlands for a few days. Any questions just ask. =o)
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Pete23 - on 16 Oct 2013
In reply to Pete23: Thanks for all the info! Looks like hiring a spot for a month would suit me best. Cheers

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