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Monthly Archive September, 2007

SPOT Satellite Messenger Update

Coming up for air after getting the TracMe Evaluation completed, it is time to update you on SPOT.
Click here to review our First Look article on the SPOT Satellite messenger
Last week I received a preproduction SPOT Satellite Messenger. Over next few weeks I and my associates will be playing with this SPOT to see [...]

Gerber Knife Recall

Gerber Legendary Blades has issued a recall for their EAB (Exchange-A-Blade) Pocket Knives which use a standard replaceable utility knife blade. During use, the back of the blade of the knife can slide past the blade support, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Gerber has received eight reports of individuals cutting themselves while using [...]

TracMe to FCC: You Can’t Make Us…

Well, the TracMe “Personal Locator Beacon” saga continues. For background on this issue, please review the following Equipped.org Blog entries:
Original TracMe Blog Entry: “That’s No Personal Locator Beacon!”
Follow-on TracMe Blog Entry: TracMe: “Curiouser and Curiouser“
In response to the FCC request that TracMe cease using “Personal Locator Beacon” to refer to their device [...]

NTSB to FAA: Require 406 MHz ELTs

In a Safety Recommendation released yesterday, the NTSB has once again recommended that the FAA require all aircraft have 406 MHz ELTs (Emergency Locator Transmitters – 121.5 MHz ELTs are currently required). They first recommended this back in 2000 and after vigorous opposition by AOPA, the FAA declined to do so. This latest [...]