SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger for hire

SPOT2EDIT 22/11/2016 – I’ve now sold this and am buying a Delorme InReach SE instead.


I’ve recently bought a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger (includes the tracking options which updates your position on a website every 10 minutes) and in order to keep my costs down I’m willing to hire it out if I’m not using it, for what I hope are reasonable rates:

  • weekend (2-4 days) – £15 (includes £5 battery refund)
  • week (5-10 days) – £25 (includes £5 battery refund)
  • two weeks (11-16) days – £35 (includes £5 battery refund)
  • a month (17-35) days – £55 (includes two spare sets of batteries – ie. £10 refund)
  • longer – poa
I’ll supply a spare set of Energizer Lithium batteries but will refund £5 if they are returned unopened.
I’ll also need a deposit (amount to be decided, but typically £50 if I know you or you’re a member of a nearby club, otherwise £100).
I’ll set it up with all your contact and emergency details and link it with your Facebook account if required.
I will charge £7 to send it to you by 1pm next day Special Delivery. It is your responsibility to return it to me.
SPOT coverage – http://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=1700 (I’ve read that it works in the Bir Billing area of India too – see http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=479737).
Click here to read the SPOT user guide.
Anyway, keep this at the back of your mind when you’re planning your next trip.

One Response to “SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger for hire”

  1. This seems like a really great idea – maybe a few other clubs or individuals could follow suit and make more available ? It makes sense for non-comp pilots not to have to buy their own for the odd week of foreign XC flying….

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