I am leaving today for my sheep hunt in 13D East side. You can follow my sheep hunt by clicking here:
I am using the SPOT tracking system. Still under test and still has a lot of issues, but we will try it.
There are 3 types of message you will be able to see. TRACK, HELP and OK.
Track: You will be able to see where I am on my sheep hunt. I will be turning this off at night and back on once I wake up. You should see 5 to 10 min updates. The fact I am turning it off/on will show my wife that I am OK.
Help: When I hit this button it will update the share page and also send an email message to those I have added to my profile. My custom message is “Come pick me up early”. You will not be able to see this message. They are having a problem with updating the share page with custom messages so you will only be able to see an outdated message. Bottom line is when you see this message it means I want picked up.
OK: Just like the HELP message, this one is screwed up to. This message means I just shot a sheep. Again this message isn’t being updated with my custom message so you will see “All is good etc………” I also think each time I turn on this unit (in the AM) you will see an OK message sent. I doubt I shoot one from my bivy, but if I do I will send this message out twice.
Right know I am not sure this unit is worth the $$$, but once they work out the bugs it might be. Either way, the wife is happy to be able to monitor my hunt and see that I am safe.
If you want to play around a little you can select the MAP, SATELLITE etc… on the upper right. This should give you a better idea on where I am at.
This is my first time using on of these so hopefully it works. Once I return, I will post a short story and some photos.