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post #1 of 6 Old Oct 23rd, 2009, 8:48 pm Thread Starter
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Spot Tracker GPS

Has anyone got one of these. How did you mount it? Any tips on use ?
Just purchased one and the delivery guy is coming up the drive.
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I assume you are referring to this: "www.findmespot.com/en/"...I have one & just put it in the clear plastic map holder of my tank bag.

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Re: Spot Tracker GPS

On my GS I use a RAM Mount. The prevailing web wisdom for the original Spot unit is to mount it horizontally (the side with the buttons facing upwards) for best tracking.


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Thanks for the link to the Ram mount, I didn't know a mount was available.

Why would how it is facing affect it's tracking ability?

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On my GS I use a RAM Mount. The prevailing web wisdom for the original Spot unit is to mount it horizontally (the side with the buttons facing upwards) for best tracking.

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Thanks for the link to the Ram mount, I didn't know a mount was available.

Why would how it is facing affect it's tracking ability?
It's the location of the internal antenna.
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Re: Spot Tracker GPS

I agree
The arm band holder, available for the generation 2 seems like the answer to keep the antenna facing up and the instrument with the rider

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