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Mikee5star

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Garmin In-Reach
« on: October 12, 2019, 05:20:23 pm »
I am sitting next to the wood stove at my house in AK, watching live tracking as my parents fly their plane from Boise to Tucson.  I don't know how it would work for on the ground tracking, hunting or hiking, but if you are in the back country a bunch it might be something to look in to.  For private pilots this thing could be a life saver.  It basically up dates a tracking location every 10 min, giving speed, elevation, direction, and lat/long.  The user has to allow followers, not sure of Garmins site security, but you have to send links to the people you want to watch your track.  My cousin and I were trying to find my dad's track with out the link, and we could not find his current track.

My dad bought the tracker at Costco, and I am sure it is a pay to play service, but my dad is notoriously cheap....
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    Re: Garmin In-Reach
    « Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 08:33:50 pm »
    Nifty.

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    Re: Garmin In-Reach
    « Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 11:01:04 pm »
    I did a little bit more checking, and the device is $300-$400 depending on what and where exactly you get.  Also it requires a satellite phone connection.  It looks like Garmin has worked an arrangement with Irridium where you can get short service periods vs a yearly contract.
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    Re: Garmin In-Reach
    « Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 11:07:13 pm »
    Seems like a good idea for someone that goes on wilderness adventures or is flying a private plane over remote areas.   
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