KMP https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=getCategory&data=75 en-us KnowlageBase RSS Generator Is my SPOT device considered a Portable Electronic Device by the FAA? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1822 products are used on an aircraft, they are considered a Portable Electronic
Device (PED).  Per 14 CFR Part 91.21, the
pilot is ultimately responsible for approving the use of any Portable Electronic Devices on their aircraft and must
be able to show compliance upon request by the FAA.  This includes being able to show that any
PED’s being used do not affect the safety of the aircraft. ]]>
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How can the SPOT interference be prevented in aircraft? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1821 antennas will resolve the problem.   This
can be difficult in smaller planes as many pilots want to place the SPOT device
on the glare shield.  If interference is
observed, move the SPOT device to another location and check again for
interference.  Continue testing until the
problem is resolved.  Please note that in
some cases, the interference problem will not be able to be resol]]>
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How can I determine if the SPOT device transmissions affect the aircraft’s navigation electronics? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1820 the aircraft navigation system starts to have momentary interference issues at
the same intervals that the SPOT device is transmitting Tracking messages, then
the SPOT device must be moved or turned off to resolve the interference.]]>
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How SPOT works? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1819 either 1611.25 MHz in North America and portions of Central America or on
1616.25 MHz throughout the rest of the world. 
These frequencies are just above the GPS L1 frequency (1575.42 MHz) used
by many aircraft navigation systems. 
When the SPOT product transmits, there is the possibility of
interference even though both the SPOT
device and the aircraft navigation/communication systems meet all FCC regulatory
requirements for interferenc]]>
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What apps are compatible with my device? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1694 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:54:26 -0600 When will I receive a movement alert? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1693 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:51:09 -0600 How does tracking work? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1692 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:50:47 -0600 How will I know when my battery is low? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1691 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:48:28 -0600 If I lend my SPOT to a friend or family member, and they use the SOS feature, who is liable for the expense? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1690 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:48:00 -0600 How do I use message profiles? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1689 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:47:42 -0600 How do I know that I can depend on the SOS feature working when I really need it? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1688 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:47:22 -0600 Is there a character limit for my Check-in/OK, Custom, and Help message? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1687 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:47:04 -0600 How many contacts can I have notified when I send a message? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1686 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:46:40 -0600 Why does my device turn off? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1685 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:46:24 -0600 I sent a message from my SPOT and have already received it, why is my device still transmitting? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1684 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:46:05 -0600 Will my device work without the firmware update or device sync? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1683 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:44:54 -0600 How do I know that the message was sent? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1682 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:44:30 -0600 How do I create a SPOT Adventure? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1681 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:43:42 -0600 How do I create a share page? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1680 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:39:28 -0600 How do I share my tracking with other people? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1679 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:38:23 -0600 Is there a seasonal service plan? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1678 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:36:42 -0600 How long will the SPOT Gen 3 track for? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1677 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:35:23 -0600 Can I send a message while tracking? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1676 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:34:52 -0600 How do I update my firmware? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1674 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Why can't I enter my auth code? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1675 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Battery performance https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1611
Extreme heat/cold and trying to send messages indoors or under extreme canopies can drain on battery life. If the On/Off indicator light blinks red this is a warning your battery is about to die. Always carry extra batteries with you. Test your SPOT device before each trip by sending a Check-i]]>
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SPOT Gen3 User Manual https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1564 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:49:38 -0500 Is there a video explaining how to use my SPOT Gen3? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1557 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 How do I update my device settings? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1522 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:00:01 -0500 What is Dock Mode and how do I activate it on my SPOT Gen3? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1521 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:00:00 -0500 What is Movement Alert and how do I activate it on my SPOT Gen3? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1520 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 How does SPOT Gen3 prioritize Tracking Messages and help/SOS functions? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1517 Fri, 17 May 2013 12:31:18 -0500 How do I cancel tracking messages on my SPOT Gen3? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1516 Fri, 17 May 2013 12:31:02 -0500 How do I test my SPOT Gen3 before I leave for a trip? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1514 Fri, 17 May 2013 12:30:25 -0500 How should I clean my SPOT Gen3? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1513 Fri, 17 May 2013 12:30:04 -0500 How much does the SPOT Gen3 device weigh? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1508 Fri, 17 May 2013 12:19:13 -0500 What is the battery life of the SPOT Gen3? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1504 Fri, 17 May 2013 12:07:55 -0500 What does an email or SMS notification look like that I send from my SPOT Gen3? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1507 Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Can I use the SPOT Gen3 inside of my vehicle? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1519 Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Can I receive notifications or messages on my SPOT Gen3? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1506 Thu, 16 May 2013 21:00:00 -0500 Can the unit be plugged in to an external power source? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1511 Thu, 16 May 2013 21:00:00 -0500 What is Motion-Activated Tracking? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1518 Thu, 16 May 2013 21:00:00 -0500 How do I change my tracking interval? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1510 Thu, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Can I use other batteries in an emergency with my SPOT Gen3? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1509 Wed, 15 May 2013 21:00:00 -0500 How accurate is the SPOT Gen3 when reporting a user's position? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1505 Tue, 14 May 2013 21:00:00 -0500 What features on SPOT can be in use at the same time? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1209 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 21:00:00 -0500 My SPOT device does not work properly near airports or when I have another GPS device close by. https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1211 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Can I send a message to indicate that I have started tracking? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1226 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 How should SPOT be positioned for best accuracy and results? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=1208 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 21:00:00 -0500 What format does SPOT use for its GPS coordinates? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=212 Tue, 05 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500 How far should other GPS devices be from SPOT to prevent signal interference? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=216 Tue, 05 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Why am I not getting my email and/or SMS messages? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=228 Tue, 05 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Is SPOT water resistant? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=245 Tue, 05 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500 How quickly will a message go out after pushing a button? https://faq.findmespot.com/index.php?action=showEntry&data=243 Mon, 04 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500