A good start for the InReach
This is the second post in a series on using the InReach personal satellite communicator.
It arrived in town last Monday. I didn’t get it until Thursday as that particular courier company does not deliver to our bush suburb. So they leave it at the Post Office but don’t bother telling us.
A short walk in the local bush
Anitra took it clipped to a belt. You can see the result on this InReach map share page. This area of bush has been used for Cyclic Navigator, a rogaine and mountain biking orienteering. Back about 1986 a foot orienteering event was staged by Brumby I think.
SPOT 2 probably would have shown 1 waypoint if any. I set the InReach to take a waypoint every 5 minutes. If you click a waypoint on the map you get info such as time, speed and position.
Why didn’t it show the last waypoint or two? I think this is because in non-SOS mode it communicates with Iridium every 10 or 15 minutes. It would have been turned off before the last one or two waypoints could be sent.
Very happy with that small test. And I’m also pleased with some of the messaging facilities − more on that later.