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  1. Entschuldigen sie mir, das ich hab sie auf English antwortet. Mein Deutsch is nicht so gut. If you have a 64s and are using a micro SD card, then you will have two subdirectories. In your case most likely E and F. In your F subdirectory create a GARMIN folder. Under the GARMIN folder create a GPX and a GGZ folder. Have your program send either the .gpx or .ggz folders to their respective folders. Your gps unit will now recognize the appropriate file and should function properly. Regards, PeoriaBill
  2. Hello. I believe EasyGPS plays well with the 76csx. You will need to select it from the available models in he program and send your caches. I am assuming you can run a pocket query to get the .gpx file you need. If you haven't done that, then start there with the area you want to cache. Load the .gpx file into Easygpx and send it up to the limit of your gps unit. Older gps units have a few limitations, but should be fine for most geocaching. I've found hundreds of caches with that model. Best of luck, PeoriaBill.
  3. This is a macro that is very useful. With its functionality halted by HQ it doesn't work. I like software that works whomever comes up with it. Be it HQ or someone else. At least turn it on till you have something better to replace it with!
  4. Here is how I carry my GPS units around. I use the Garmin neoprene case for the GPSMAP series while caching. I toss it in the zippered bag for travel. I use the hard case for the 66 series while traveling and use the unit 'as is' for caching. Both units have clear screen protectors. For me, I like the extra protection especially since these GPS units are not exactly cheap. Hope this helps. PeoriaBill
  5. Pulled out my old Magellan Explorist GC and had no problem using it with GSAK. It only holds 1000 caches. In GSAK you'll have to select the correct model. Did not try EasyGPS, but I believe it will also load caches to your GPS. Regards, PeoriaBill
  6. On compass page select menu, change dashboard, and select Recreational or Small Data Fields. Hope this helps.
  7. Mine kept turning off and I would have to hit the power button to get it to come back on. I turned off the power save feature and at least it doesn't annoy me with that anymore. FYI
  8. This weed works little spikes into your shoes, socks and is a real pain. I have started wearing gators and/or shoes without cloth or fabric on the sides or instep. Lots of this in the arid southwest.
  9. Excellent change. I had to move one of mine due to a new veterans monument and this would have made it much easier. CO's don't change coords too often, but when they do, this will make it simpler. PeoriaBill :>)
  10. Glad it was something simple and you got it fixed.
  11. Just a couple of points. Sounds like you've already gotten lots of advice. 1. Make sure you wait till the file is completely loaded. I have found that if you jump the gun and disconnect the gps early unpredictable things can happen. Also properly disconnect the gps from the computer and get permission to disconnect it. 2. Make sure file names contain only letters and numbers and no punctuation or spaces. Sometimes this file will not load and you get no indication this is a problem. Hope this helps.
  12. According to the specs the Etrex10 has no user memory or memory card. It does accept .gpx files but only 2000 caches as best I can determine. It also has paperless caching but no additional memory capability. Hope this helps. To load the .gpx file put it under the Garmin\GPX\subdirectory. The gps will find the .gpx file and load the caches.
  13. My opinion caches placed on a highway/busy road with no good pull off are an accident waiting to happen. Police cars with strobes/lights flashing get hit all the time. I will usually pass on these. Not sure why the CO thought this was a good idea.
  14. When you buy your GPS is almost as important as what GPS you buy. GPS prices are cyclical and will swing $100.00 or more depending on the model. Example GPSMAP 66st has a price $449 most of the time, but is priced as low as $349 at the right time. GPSMAP 64st is currently running at $249 in most ads. It was priced at $199 last holiday season. The best times for deals are of course major holidays, Black Friday, new model releases and season changes. Large outlets like Bass Pro, Cabelas, etc also have spot sales to watch. If you know exactly what you want, then with a little patience you can land a great deal. Older models of all kinds can be had on E-bay, just be sure to read the small print for condition and return policy. Good luck in your hunt for a new GPS.
  15. Check to insure you don't have an overlapping query that may not have been updated. Also, you can use the Refresh caches in GSAK to bring your database into agreement with GC.com.
  16. Which tool you choose depends on the type of caching you are doing. Casual caching, impromptu caching, dry weather, etc. are all good uses for phones. If you are in tree cover, wet weather, out for longer periods, etc you might want to use your GPSr. There are work arounds for phones that will make them more useful, but best to play to the strengths of both devices. I'm sure you will get additional advice, but since you already own a GPSR its not an issue for you.
  17. How about the 64st. I believe a sale is about to happen at Bass Pro and they will be $169.00, Has included TOPO maps and is a vetted GPS that will provide good use. Check around for the Bass Pro circular.
  18. Nov 17, 2019 Thanks for the information. I did not realize the extent of GPS66 problems. I'll buy one when it gets more stable. Feb 22, 2020 How is the quality of the GPS66 now?? Garmin could do themselves some good by releasing an update newsletter, etc. I hear nothing from them.
  19. Since it is a receiver and not a transmitter, should not be a problem. I used mine on Carnival last year and enjoyed seeing where I was in the vast blue ocean. Try checking ship speed at various times. They crank it up at night vs times when people are up and about. Also, interesting on some of the excursions when you have no idea where you are in relation to the port. Bon Voyage! PeoriaBill :>)
  20. A storm drain contains any and everything that can be moved or dissolved by water. Animal feces, fertilizer from lawns, gas/oil from the roads, insecticide, bacterial pathogens are just a few of the things in storm drains. Why would you want to go into a confined space and breathe in this witches brew of vapors. These type of caches come under the title, "It's all fun until someone gets hurt". If you are health conscious, and I think most geocachers are, think before you act.
  21. Looks like a utility box to me. I have to give this one a thumbs down. Idea is great, just find some other place/box to place it.
  22. If you are looking to upgrade I might suggest the Gpsmap 64st. Garmin is updating this model shortly, and you may be able to find this model for a little over $200. The new model will be $499. This gps has the .ggz file capability and you can load all your .gpx files into the gps using GSAK. If you get new coords in the field, then you can get coords from a similar device sent to your gps. Granted this is not a speedy process, but it works. Just another couple of ideas to consider. PeoriaBill :>)
  23. Picked up my Etrex 30x and immediately had two problems. Couldn't see my caches because I used an incorrect naming convention for the gpx filenames. I had put a space or an underscore, etc in the file name. Just use plain old letters and numbers. Once I changed the filename all was OK. Second problem, the Etrex 30x Is not the speediest gps out there. Sometimes you have to wait for a completion screen if you are for example exporting from GSAK to the gps. This applies to all gps units, but it was a lesson I had to relearn. Don't know if this will help, but it is worth a look to see if you are making these type of mistakes. PeoriaBill :>)
  24. Here is another way to handle corrected coordinates: In GSAK, assuming you have that, select: VIEW Add/Remove Columns Display Corrected Cords Indicator Creates a yellow triangle atop new column. Now you can see, sort or just export caches with Corrected coordinates. Hope this helps. PeoriaBill
  25. I had these problems with my 62 series and once on the 64 series. First thing is avoid removing the GPS from the computer without properly shutting it down. Your compute should have a way to remove devices properly without simply pulling the plug. Second, when you are downloading/copying files wait for the system to say the operation is complete. I have left screens before the system tells me it is complete with results similar to what you describe. So be patient and wait a few extra seconds for the complete or OK message. Thirdly, keep your files on an SD card not on the GPS internal memory. If a future problem develops then you can simply remove the SD card to resolve the problem. So, once you get the GPS into mass storage mode, delete any .gpx or .img file that you recently added. Master reset will not usually solve this problem. You have to force the unit into mass storage mode. I borrowed this from another cacher's post about forcing mass storage mode. Please give it a try. If this too does not work, call Garmin. In any event the practices I outlined above will hopefully reduce the likelihood this situation in the future. Best Regards, PeoriaBill ::>) Follow these steps to recover 1. Press and hold the "Up" arrow on the 4-way button 2. Attach the GPSMAP to your computer via USB cable while continuing to press "Up" 3. Continue to hold down the "Up" button for 30 seconds while the GPSMAP boots. 4. The GPSMAP should enter USB mass storage mode 5. From your computer remove or rename any gpx, map files (.img or .kmz) files that were recently added 6. Unplug the GPSMAP and power on to see if this remedies the problem
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