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  • SPOT X(33)
1. How long will the power light blink green before going idle?

5 minutes. It will blink unless it’s in sleep mode/idle mode or turned off.

2. How current is the text message use counter in the online SPOT account?

Within 1 hour.

3. What is the character limit for email and text?

The maximum is 140 characters for email and text.

4. Does the S.O.S. message take priority in the messaging queue?

Yes, the S.O.S. message will always abort other messages in the messaging queue.

5. If sending 3 separate messages, how long will it take for the Spot X to send all messages?

The messages are sequential and as soon as Message 1 is acknowledged, Message 2 will start. If Message 1 is not acknowledged or the SPOT X does not receive the acknowledgement, it will continue sending Message 1 up to five times for redundancy to improve ...

6. How quickly does the message go out after pushing a button?

Once the device has acquired a GPS fix, messages are typically sent out to their destination in 2 to 5 minutes.

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. 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 ...

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. 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 ...