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Old 10-04-2011, 11:12   #1
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GPS Locator on the Ocean

I am going on an extended cruise and would like to send my GPS location to one email address from where it gets automatically distributed to all the email addresses of my friends who would like to know where I am......Is anybody aware of a webservice that offers GPS tracking communication?
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:17   #2
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Re: GPS Locator on the ocean

I use SPOT
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Re: GPS Locator on the ocean

try 406link.com

It uses a ACR Aqualink to send email to 5 friends.

You may be able to set up a forward from your own account.

The result looks like.

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Check here Recreational User Beacon Testing and Management Web Site

Please do not reply to this email
Some folks use Spot.
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Re: GPS Locator on the ocean

Spot worked for us. It does have a few locations not covered......i2f
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