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A SPOT will only work if you can see the sky. If you're in a deep canyon where there's not simultaneous line of sight to enough GPS satellites, it won't work. PLB's these days all include GPS, but GPS isn't needed in order to make the device work. There seems to be some anecdotal evidence in real-world use that SPOTs are extremely unreliable: ...
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