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1. Tips for receiving your email and SMS notifications for OK and HELP messages

SPOT sends all North American email and SMS messages via email. This means to send a cell phone a text message, we email 1234567890@yourcellprovider.com and then they relay that to your recipients.Some email providers see noreply@findmespot.com and depend ...

2. Tips to help send your first SPOT Check-OK message

Take SPOT outside and make sure it is well away from any buildings that might block signal to any horizon where the satellites might be at the time.Turn the unit on, wait 2 seconds and press, do not hold, the OK button and the light above it should begin ...

3. How many Predefined Messages do I have available to send with SPOT Connect? How many characters in each message?

Configure up to 14 Predefined Messages of up to 120 characters each. You can change these wherever you are in Wi-Fi, Internet or cellular coverage.

4. Can you put the Spot Connect in Track Progress mode and then turn off the phone? Will the Spot Connect continue to send location information once the phone is turned off?

Yes, in fact this is a great idea to help you save battery life on your phone. Once you have successfully engaged a SPOT Message mode on the smartphone, the phone can be turned off and the messages will still continue to transmit from their message cycle ...

5. Can I send an email or text message to a desired single contact using SPOT Connect?

All of your contacts must already exist in a contact group in your account. Your contact groups can contain anywhere from 1 to 50 contacts.

6. What is the battery life of SPOT Connect?

To obtain reliable performance use only AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L91). The Power LED on SPOT Connect will blink red when the batteries have less than 100 transmissions remaining. Colder conditions and extreme heat can impact battery lif ...

7. How SPOT Works?

SPOT products transmit short 1.5 second one-way messages on 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) u ...

8. How can I determine if the SPOT device transmissions affect the aircraft’s navigation electronics?

Turn on the SPOT device and place it in Tracking mode. If 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 turne ...

9. How can the SPOT interference be prevented in aircraft?

In many cases, keeping the SPOT device at least 12-18 inches away from any navigation equipment or GPS 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. ...

10. Is my SPOT device considered a Portable Electronic Device by the FAA?

Yes, when SPOT 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 b ...