The SPOT is dead

Gudrun V
Axel Busch
Sun 13 Feb 2011 14:37
So far Iâve used a SPOT messenger to update my position on my blog and on facebook every 6 hours. But when I turned it on this noon and wanted to send a message, the little lights indicated âUnit self test failed. Contact Manufacturerâ. Subsequent attempts to make it work (like changing the batteries) didnât prove successfull so far. Ok, Mr. Manufactorer, would you please be so kind and drop a new one by? Iâm only a third way across the atlantic :-)

Well, I guess from now one the daily blog at 12:00 UTC will have to suffice. I still carry a EPIRB in case of emergency, so it's only an inconvenience and not a problem. If you want to track me on a map, you can use my alternative blog at