2021 Sniper Adventure Challenge   Sept 2-4 at Douglas, WY
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SAC TEAMS - SEND SPOT IDS NOW

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 16, 2021

ACTION REQUIRED FOR SAC PARTICIPANTS – DUE BY FRIDAY AUG 27TH

Like last year, we are going to use live SPOT tracking of competitors during the Sniper Adventure Challenge for safety, logistics, and spectators.

In order for this to work, we need a link to each team’s “Shared Page” from the SPOT site. Here are the instructions:

  1. One team member please complete and send us the following:
  2. Log into the “My Account” section on findmespot.com
  3. Click on the SETTINGS AND BILLINGS tab
  4. Scroll down to almost the bottom of the page; find the section named “XML FEED”, and then click “VIEW/EDIT”
  5. If you have more than one, select the specific SPOT device from the list
  6. Make sure the XML feed is ACTIVE by clicking “ACTIVATE”
  7. Click the “VIEW DETAILS” drop-down on the right-hand side — of the specific device you are using (if you have multiple SPOTs registered with them)
  8. Look for the text that appears, “Your XML Feed ID: 01Mxu7bdPjdMxqUkUDN93I6QuABFHfjAB
  9. Save that highlighted part — you have to send that to us.
  10. Turn on your SPOT tracker, and put it somewhere where it has good GPS reception
  11. Press and hold the “Footprint” button until it blinks with the POWER button/light.
  12. Let the SPOT sit in a good-reception area for 1-2 hours.
  13. SEND US THE XML FEED ID from STEP #8, along with your Confirmation Code. Your confirmation code is the 4-digit code you got when you registered for the SAC.

    Note: only send us the email after the SPOT has been on and the footprint button/light flashing for 1-2 hours

    For example:

    TEAM: Smith / Sanchez
    CONFIRMATION CODE: 1324
    XML ID: Your XML Feed ID: 01Mxu7bdPjdMxqUkUDN93I6QuABFHfjAB

    SEND TO zak@competition-dynamics.com

These steps will allow us to get everyone’s SPOTs into our tracking system and tested prior to the event so we don’t have last minute technical difficulties.

SPOT II/Gen2 or SPOT III/Gen3 recommended. As far as we know Spot Gen4’s will work too. You need to be able to activate “TRACK MODE” via a button on the device (the “Footprint” icon). Other models may not work well or be compatible with our tracking system. A SPOT that requires another device (such as a phone for bluetooth) is NOT RECOMMENDED. NOT RECOMMENDED: SPOT Trace, SPOT Global Phone, SPOT Connect, SPOT HUG, SPOT X.

REMINDER – TEAMS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO DEPART THE RACE WITHOUT A TRACKING SPOT. “I.T.” PROBLEMS WILL BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SOLVE ONCE ON SITE