My First Check-in/OK message from SPOT

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This is the first transmission from my SPOT device.

Ola would have loved this. Press a button. The transmission ends up on a blog, saying where you are.

Ola would have loved it for two reasons

  • just to see the co-ordinates pop up on a map
  • finding out where we are :):):) We were lost most of the time with Ola navigating !  Brilliant, it was. Saw lots of places that I never would. Nice places. Nice views.


GPS location Date/Time:07/22/2013 14:28:56 EDT

Message:This is a “Check-in/OK message”.

Click the link below to see where I am located.

If the above link does not work, try this link:,-79.41949&ll=43.65479,-79.41949&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1&output=embed&s=AARTsJp56EajYksz3JXgNCwT3LJnGsqqAQ


You have received this message because Lahodynskyj has added you to their SPOT contact list.

Ready for Adventure


And what do I find? SPOT has a weird need to store all such transmissions for 30 days, and then delete them.  Trouble is when the message is deleted, the link to the location is broken, and all you get is a map of the world. No location. So I have to change the link to this,,-79.41949.

Oh, and the Google URL that SPOT provides is also broken. You need an API………..”I love technology but only when it works!”