Personal GPS or SAT Trackers (or APRS options) talk

Herzog

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Kamas, UT
This just popped up on hacker news today, could be yet another viable option.

From the short article:
upcoming iPhone 13 models to feature a low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communication mode. This would allow an iPhone 13 user to send messages and make phone calls, even when they are not within standard 4G/5G cell tower coverage.
 

Cody

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East Stabbington
Ive had an inreach for 6 years or so. I got it most specifically to remain reachable and to communicate with the race team in baja, but do like having the insurance of it while in remote areas. Somehow I'm the opposite, I have it more so that people can communicate to me if something bad happens in the real world and less for people to monitor my well-being. I don't think I have anyone that cares about my safety enough to check in, but if something were to happen to one of kids or my mom etc, I want to know about it.

I'm like DAA, the safety net of it doesn't make any places any more reachable..and I would prefer to be off grid anyway, but I don't want to leave the people and things that depend on me hanging in the event of an emergency.
 
This just popped up on hacker news today, could be yet another viable option.
I don't see myself as a customer for a traditional sat device, but this is interesting. That is, quite honestly, awesome!
 

Cody

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I'd be willing to bet Android will follow along shortly which is pretty cool. I'm actually suprised that android isn't doing it first (or maybe they are) and apple isn't just stealing the idea like they do with most things.
I was literally just saying that to someone at work. Usually Apple "invents" the technology a year or two after Android releases it.
 
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