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Re: PLB failures

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:20 pm
by SirBC
AlmostThere wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Except not really. My friend, using an InReach, sent me a message. It took half a day to get to me. When it did finally I could see when it was sent on the message, but it was NOT when the message was received. She only saw when it was sent.
I've also had some messages take a while to arrive. My point though was that in an emergency situation when you send an SOS the dispatch can text you back letting you know they have received an SOS and ask for further information about your emergency. If I didn't receive a reply I would assume the SOS wasn't received and continue sending, moving to a new area if possible.
robow8 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:22 pm
My first gen inReach Explorer has instructions on the back how to reset it.
rlown wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Ditto, and it says only to hold it down for 10 seconds.
I have the inReach SE, not sure what generation. The instructions on the back of mine only refer to sending an SOS, nothing about resetting the device. For the SE it's a 60 second hold of the two buttons:
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Re: PLB failures

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:39 pm
by rlown
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Inreach Explorer instructions on the back.

Re: PLB failures

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 5:22 pm
by SirBC
They must have different instructions for different versions (Mine is the model INRCH20 to your INRCH25). Having the reset instructions on the back and making it 10 seconds vs. 60 is an improvement.
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Re: PLB failures

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 5:35 pm
by rlown
I love technology! :)