Touring alone most of the time I decided the Spot locater would be a smart investment. Ordered through Amazon for about $85, subscribed and initiated it per the instructions. It acquired the GPS and ran a test message fine. The next day (leaving on a 1200 mile trip to Salem) it failed to acquire a GPS signal. I tried every day of the eight day trip and it didn't once show a GPS light. Anybody else have experience (good or bad) with this thing?