Yes, as posted the USB plus 4.0 Ultra is capable of powering Wildblue Trias. This is what I use for everything, very versatile and good battery life vs. previous models. Again, the Channel Master is better for getting the most accurate peak with WB but the Birdog will work in a pinch.
Yeah, the Birdog is just too pricey for what I need....can't justify it.
On a side note, I got a Suunto Tandem on Ebay for $86 shipped, and it's definitely brand new, but the serial number on the box doesn't match the serial number on the Tandem. I called Suunto, and they said they just go by the reference # on the box, and it says balanced for Zone 1, but with the serial number on the box not matching the one on the Tandem, they couldn't verify if the actual unit is balanced for Zone 1. Seems strange to me that they can't verify by just the serial number. But anyway.....correct me if I'm wrong, but simply comparing the compass on the Tandem to another compass would validate that, yes? If it points the same general direction of another compass, it should be good, I would assume. I would think it would be way off if it was balanced for any other region. Just wanted to clarify if I'm right on that.
Edited by Soulweeper, 04 August 2012 - 07:35 PM.