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Stan Martin
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Spot tracker

Post by Stan Martin » Sat May 18, 2019 8:55 pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration released an information bulletin last week that warns users of SPOT satellite messengers that their devices can interfere with GPS signals. Citing reports from aircraft operators, the FAA says that when a SPOT messenger is placed in close proximity to a GPS antenna, such as on an aircraft’s glareshield, GPS signal interference can occur.

The FAA classifies SPOT messengers as PEDs, or Portable Electronic Devices. Under the FAA’s rules, the safe operation of PEDs on board aircraft is the responsibility of aircraft operators and pilots in command.

The bulletin states that SPOT’s manufacturer SPOT LLC is cooperating with the FAA in order to provide SPOT users with information that will lead to the safe operation of their aircraft.

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Charles Petersen
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Re: Spot tracker

Post by Charles Petersen » Sun May 19, 2019 5:42 pm

The problem arises if you place the SPOT on the glare shield.

Clip it to your parachute, securely, you will want it with you if you ever need to bail out. From that position, i have never experienced a problem wiht mine.
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Tony Firmin
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Re: Spot tracker

Post by Tony Firmin » Sun May 19, 2019 6:45 pm

While we are on the subject I have a SPOT that I will give to anyone who would like it.

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