I wanted to make a thread so that my spawn beacon idea didn't get lost in another thread.
My idea: Spawn beacons can only be used by a Recon's squadmates but NOT by the Recon himself. This makes spawn beacons true teamwork-focused gadgets.
True Recons should not mind being unable to use their own spawn beacon, so long as the rest of their squad could make use of it. I suspect that only camping snipers would object to this idea (but we know they aren't using spawn beacons for their squad or for the purposes of teamwork).
And in keeping with the era that BF1 takes place in, @owltro
has recommended that the spawn beacons be replaced with tents instead (sounds like a good idea to me).